PAST class

[Virtual] Topf Technique /Dynamic Anatomy

Jaime Ortega

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Tuesdays, September 13, 2022

This class is offered via Zoom on a sliding scale $0-$25. Pre-registration is required. Attendees register separately for each occurrence of class.

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No Class: Nov 22, 2022


What is Sliding Scale? Sliding Scale is an economic justice strategy in which attendees are invited to evaluate their finances and pay what they can afford. Movement Research has historically kept class costs accessible at a $14 rate. The current value for dance/movement classes in NYC is between $17-$25 per hour. Please, make a conscious assessment of your finances and contribute what you can. We highly suggest you support our programming by paying the full price of $25, if this is possible for you.

Class Description:

The Topf Technique/Dynamic Anatomy® provides pathways into deeper perception, heightened awareness and expanded movement possibilities for dancers and movers of all genres and abilities. Also known as 'Experiential Anatomy', the Topf Technique/Dynamic Anatomy® guides students to explore physical expression and creativity while finding new relationships with space, and the inner landscape of the body. Using visuals, touch, breath, specific sequences and improvisation to trigger imagination, the class helps students map and reimagine 'the body' and uncover new pathways to movement that is highly personal, deeply grounded, centered and refined. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to understand the anatomy underlying their primary dance or other movement techniques, gain a deeper understanding of their own movement preferences, work through pain/stiffness/injury, or expand their options for generating choreography and building their unique movement vocabulary.

[Image Description: Jaimelying on his back arms out to the sides in a T position. His left knee is bent and dropped over to the right side of his body, twisting the spine and low back.]

Accessibility Note:

Automated closed captioning will be available for all Zoom workshops and classes. This class includes guidance that is mostly auditive.

For access requests and questions, please contact Christopher Unpezverde Núñez at [email protected], subject line "Jaime Ortega".

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Jaime Ortega

Jaime Ortega is a movement based artist, therapist and educator. He has explored a variety of approaches to movement for the last 40 years. His main influences have been the study of Ideokinesis with Nancy Topf and Andre Bernard; and the practic...