4:00pm – 6:00pm
October 29, 2022
- This workshop is designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people.
- This class is *FREE*.
Hosted by Movement Research, Dark Room Ballet is designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired adults.
Dark Room Ballet Series is offered at no cost.
No Diagram Anatomy for Dancers in the Dark Room
Presents Anatomy in Detail:
The Lower Leg Complex (Foot Class)
(Saturday, October 29, 2022)
This Workshop is offered online via Zoom.
To register email [email protected]
The third and final in a series of three highly detailed workshops analyzing specific anatomical areas in detail. In this workshop, we will use movement, touch, and conversation to not only cultivate scientific knowledge related to the lower leg complex (the foot and related structures!), but also initiate a higher degree of body awareness and neurological learning in this area. Evolutionary history and the marvels of human variation will also be addressed in this workshop. No prior knowledge of human anatomy, dance, or self-audio description are required to participate, but all students will come away with deep anatomical knowledge, reduced movement anxiety, and tools to start learning how to talk about movement in a visceral way. Let’s get right down to the real nitty gritty!
Material covered in this workshop will include:
- The skeletal structure of the lower leg, ankle, and foot
- The locations and functions of musculature of the lower leg, ankle, and foot, and their relationships to commonly known dance vocabulary
- The nerves and nerve plexuses of the lower leg, ankle, and foot, and what it means to cultivate neurological connection to this part of the body
- The connective tissues (fascia, tendons, cartilages and ligaments) of the lower leg, ankle and foot.
All students will receive the complete script of the workshop two days beforehand, and the script can be reviewed either before or after the workshop.
This workshop is designed for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people and does not use diagrams.
About No Diagram Anatomy Workshop Series
No Diagram Anatomy workshops are in-depth dancer's anatomy workshops that de-center sight and are designed for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people. Participants will learn about their bodies' layered anatomy from the outside-in using a combination of guided audio description, imagination, touch, and movement experimentation, and will also be given opportunities to practice talking about how the movement feels in the body (self-audio description).
For 2022, the theme for No Diagram Anatomy has been Nitty Gritty, in which a single anatomical region is demystified and explained in depth.