2012 ESNAC in Saint George, Snow Canyon, and Zion
2013 New Zealand Shin Somatics Conference and Seminar, Otago U.
ESNAC - Eastwest Somatics Annual Network Conference
Archetypes of Transformation
December 10, 11, 12 in Saint George, Snow Canyon, and Zion National Park
ESNAC Workshop & Performances December 12 in Zion
To Register for ESN Membership go to - (page in preparation)
See Conference Announcement and Call for Presentations and Performances Below
For Shin Somatics® 12/12/12/ Celebration Certification Workshops and more on the ESNAC Conference, see: Workshops in St. George and Zion
Archetypes of Transformation
Eastwest Somatics 12/12/12
Winter Retreat St. George, Snow Canyon, and Zion Utah, Dec. 8-16
Workshop 1 - Dec 8-12
Workshop 2 - Dec 12-16
ESNAC - Eastwest Somatics Network Annual Conference, December 10, 11, 12
Celebrate December 12, 2012 (12/12/12) in Zion
ESNAC - Eastwest Somatics Network Annual Conference, Presentations, Dec 10.
ESNAC Day with Sondra Fraleigh and Angela Graff, Dec 11.
ESNAC Zion Day, with Evening Performances at Zion Lodge, Dec. 12th
ESNAC Day of Presentations in St. George, Dec. 10, $148
ESNAC Two Days rejuvenation, open to all, Dec. 11 & 12, $296
ESNAC Three Days for 1/2 level certification credit, Dec. 10, 11, 12, $444
Five Day Certification Workshop, one full level of credit, Dec. 8-12, $886
Five Day Certification Workshop, one full level of credit, Dec. 12-16, $886
Day workshop at Zion on 12/12/12, $150
Conference Announcement & Call for Presentations and Performances
In 2012 Eastwest Somatics Institute celebrates its 22nd Anniversary with an international conference, workshop, and retreat in St. George, Snow Canyon, and Zion National Park in Utah. The conference will feature archetypes of transformation. Keynote performance is by ESN President, Professor Catherine Schaeffer, on Paddle and Trickster. Keynote speaker is Debbie Barmonde, on Translating Archetypes.
The first day will include presentations and workshops on archetypal imagery and somatics, but is open to other subjects as well. The second day will include a metamorphic journey through depth-movement & environmental dance led by Sondra Fraleigh and Angela Graffl. Angela leads participants through Chakra Unwinding and meanings of the body. Sondra will facilitate Butoh inspired dance in Snow Canyon and St. George, using Yoshito Ohno's perspectives on bodymind oneness: inviting pain in every step, grieving as one, and healing. Zion 12/12/12/ will include a day of reflective dance in the canyon and the big room of the lodge, and a late afternoon and evening of somatically conceived performances. Conference Dinner at Painted Pony Restaurant $25 a plate (salad, main course, dessert).
Participants can enjoy the majestic beauty of Zion canyon in winter at the Zion Lodge Big Room on 12/12/12. Inquire about low cost accommodations in St. George for $35 a night, walking distance to the workshops and conference. Arrange accommodations through Eastwest.
Conference Sponsored by Eastwest Somatics Network, ESN President, Catherine Schaeffer.
Kelly Ferris, ESN Administrator. Sondra Fraleigh, ESN advisor. Fraleigh's books on Butoh, and her original music CD's on Chakra Unwinding and Music for Choreography will be available at the conference.
Call for Conference Proposals and Performances
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Archetypes of transformation in somatics; Transformation through yoga; Healing arts in global contexts; Relationships between somatic therapy and dance as therapy; Morphology of butoh; Healing pain through dance; Somatic perspectives on healing trauma; Healing aspects of dance in the environment; Body and nature; Values of "being seen" and "witnessed" through dance; Healing imagery in dance & visual art; Defining somatic practices; Building a practice; Somatic practices and leadership; Self-perception and personal development; Somatic re-patterning and stress related illness; Facilitating group work in dance & movement therapies; Somatic principles in effective communication; Teaching dance and movement somatically; Teaching yoga somatically; Somatic perspectives on healthy globalization; Music and art therapy in relation to dance.
Send Performance Proposals for Evening Concert (YouTube sample optional). Propose low-tech performances, or provide your own projector for multimedia work.
Possible formats: Paper (20 minutes), Workshop (45 minutes), Panel (45 minutes), or Performance (12 minutes maximum). These formats are representative of conferences organized for wide sharing of work; thus they include varied perspectives.
Send one-page proposals to Conference Program Chair Kelly Ferris, email@example.com. Performance proposals can include YouTube or performance description. Send email copy of one-page proposal to ESN advisor Sondra Fraleigh, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Catherine Schaeffer, email@example.com.
Proposals should include a brief description of your paper, workshop, or dance performance, limit of 300 words, and a short one-paragraph biography of no more than 200 words. Limited to one submission for paper or workshop, and one submission for performance.
Deadline for submissions, October 7, 2012. Learn more: www.eastwestsomatics.com
For Certification Workshops surrounding the conference, see St. George and Zion Workshops on the Workshops page: Workshops in St. George and Zion.
For more on costs of workshops, conference, and low cost accommodations, go to: http://www.eastwestsomatics.com/workshop-zion.php
New Zealand Shin Somatics Workshops and Symposium
University of Otago, Dunedin
Two 5-day Certification Modules led by Sondra Fraleigh and Kelly Ferris
A 2-day Symposium Conference led by Sondra Fraleigh and Ali East
Supported by University of Otago Summer School & Continuing Education
Module 1, (all levels) January 28-February 1
Module 2 (all levels) February 2-6
Shin Somatics Symposium February 1 & 2, Open to All Presenters.
Send symposium proposals on somatics topics related to dance, yoga, bodywork, nature, or healing.
Shin Somatics Symposium, 2 days, $190 NZ, early registration price. After Dec 1, add $25.
Workshop for 1/2 level credit, any 3 days, $ 275 NZ, early registration price. After Dec. 1, add $50.
Workshop Modules, 5 days $450 NZ each, early registration price. After Dec 1, add $50 each. Register for both workshop modules and receive $50 discount.
Option to Pay through two deposits for Otago Program extends payments to January 2 and reserves your place. Registration and payments directly through the Eastwest Somatics website.
First deposit: $130 due by Dec 1, 2012 for early registration price.
Remainder due by January 2, 2013 for early registration price.
Deposit necessary for early registration price.
Payments are non-refundable, but can be applied at 2/3 value to any future workshop at Eastwest.
Symposium overlaps modules and is included without extra cost in either or both. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop mentor is Wilhemeena Monroe, email@example.com. For local arrangements, email Ali East, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send Papers, Workshops, Panels, and Performance Proposals for Evening Concert.
Formats: Paper (20 minutes), Workshop (45 minutes), Panel (45 minutes), or Performance (12 minutes maximum). Send Proposal (limit 350 words) to Conference Program Chair Kelly Ferris, email@example.com. Send email copy to Sondra Fraleigh, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Ali East, email@example.com. Include short bio (200 words). One submission for paper or workshop, and one submission for performance. Deadline for submissions, December 5, 2012.
See Registration page on this website to register through Pay Pal with a credit card in NZ Dollars, or see information to mail a check, registrations.php
Note on registration in New Zealand Dollars through Pay Pay. Use small blue line for Pay by Credit Card if you do not have a Pay Pal account. Use drop down menu for currency and select NZ Dollars.
Click this announcement to see larger PDF and link to Video of Shin Somatics in New Zealand, http://youtu.be/gugcYtLUqHk
Samples of Past Conferences
DANCING ON YOUR PATH 2010 ESN WINTER CONFERENCE AND ZION RETREAT
Eastwest Somatics Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in 2010
Call for Proposals
Eastwest Somatics Network, ESN, invites proposals for the Healing Arts Winter Conference and Zion Retreat in Utah. ESN Conference January 7-8. Dancing on your Path Rejuvenation Retreat to follow: evening of January 8 through noon January 11.
Conference Topics include, but are not limited to: Healing arts in global contexts; Relationships between somatic therapy and dance therapy; Metamorphosis in dance and somatics; Healing pain through dance; Healing dances in the environment; Healing imagery in dance; Somatic values; Creativity in life; Defining somatic practices; Building a practice; Somatic practices in business and leadership; Self perception and personal development; Somatic re-patterning and stress related illness; Facilitating somatics-based group work; Somatic principles in effective communication; Teaching dance and movement somatically; Teaching yoga somatically; Somatic Pedagogy; Somatic perspectives on healthy globalization; Music and art therapy in relation to movement.
Send Performance Proposals for Informal Evening Concert
Possible formats: Paper (20 minutes), Workshop (45 minutes), Panel (45minutes), or Performance (10 minutes maximum). Formats intended for wide sharing and participation.
Send one-page proposals to Conference Program Chair Kelly Ferris, Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org, ESN President Jeanne Schul, email@example.com, and ESN Advisor Sondra Fraleigh, Eastwest@q.com.
Proposals should include a brief description of your paper, workshop, or dance performance. Include a short one-paragraph biography of no more than 200 words. Limit of one submission for paper or workshop, and one submission for performance.
Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2009
Eastwest Shin Somatics® Certification Tutorial following the Retreat 2 days in St. George Utah, January 13 & 14. Earn one full level of credit with retreat and tutorial. See www.eastwestsomatics.com
Body Contexts: Somatics in Practice
Eastwest Somatics Network Conference, Santa Barbara, California
May 23, 2009
|8:30-9:00||Registration and Check-in (light refreshments provided)|
|9:00-9:15||Welcome: Jeanne M. Schul, ESN President, and Sri van der Kroef, On-site Conference Coordinator|
|10:15-11:00||Nadia Natali, The Art of Presence|
|11:15-12:00||Rae Johnson, (UN)Learning Oppression Through Somatics: A Somatic Approach to Diversity Work AND Joceyln Garner, Somatic Education in University and College Dance Programs|
|12:00-1:30||LUNCH on your own|
|1:30-2:15||Nathalie Guillaume, Traditional Haitian Rhythm & Movement Therapy|
|2:30-3:15||Jeanne M. SchulEmbodying the Unconscious through Choreography|
|3:30-4:15||Matthew Nelson Sin of the Spine: Wave Patterning in Movement and Performance of Thripple|
|4:30-5:30||Sondra Fraleigh, Rainbow Bridge Butoh|
Body Contexts: Somatics in Practice
Eastwest Somatics Network Conferences in 2009
St. George UT (May 2) and Santa Barbara CA (May 23)
Call for Proposals:
Topics for papers and workshops, suggested but not limited to:
- Defining somatic practices, Building a practice, Somatics in education, Somatic practices in
- business and leadership, Corporeal contexts, The body politic, Self perception and personal
- development, Somatic re-patterning with victims of trauma, Cultural bodies and the somatic
- structures of identity, Somatics and wellness in hospital settings and community contexts,
- Facilitating groups, Somatic principles in effective communication, Teaching through touch,
- Teaching dance and movement somatically, Teaching yoga somatically, Somatics and human
- development. Art and profession. Somatic perspectives on healthy globalization.
- Send Performance Proposals for Evening Concert in Santa Barbara. Performance in St. George will be
- Plant Us Environmental Butoh in Snow Canyon for all participants lead by Sondra Fraleigh.
Possible formats: Paper (20 minutes), Workshop (45 minutes), Panel (45 minutes), or Performance in Santa Barbara (10 minutes maximum). Send one-page proposals to Conference Programs Chair Kelly Ferris, Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org, ESN President Jeanne Schul, email@example.com, and ESN Advisor Sondra Fraleigh, Eastwest@q.com.
Proposals should include a brief description of your paper, workshop, or dance performance. Include a short one-paragraph biography of no more than 200 words. Limit of one submission for paper or workshop, and one submission for performance. Deadline for submissions: St. George Conference, March 7. Santa Barbara Conference, March 21.
Eastwest Shin Somatics® Certification Workshops following the Conferences May 3-6 in St. George, and May 24-27 in Santa Barbara. www.eastwestsomatics.com
INVENTION-IN DANCE, SOMATICS, AND MOVEMENT ANALYSIS
International Conferences sponsored by Bill Evans, Sondra Fraleigh and ESN, Eastwest Somatics Network
June 20- 22, 2008
Department of Dance State University of New York, College at Brockport
Call for Workshops, Papers, and Concert Dances Related to Somatics and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis
JOIN SONDRA AND BILL AS THEY CELEBRATE 47 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP
Themes include (but are not limited to): Intersection of Dance, Somatics, and/or Movement Analysis; Teaching Somatics and/or Movement Analysis Based Technique; The Bill Evans Method of Teaching Modern Dance Technique; Deconstructing Choreography Somatically or Analytically; Eastwest Shin Somatics® Method; Why I Dance; Why I Teach; How Dancers are Changing the World.
Deadline for submission is: March 1, 2008. Early submissions are welcome. Limit of one submission for workshop or paper, and one for concert dance. For conference and housing (hotel or residence hall) information, contact Kelly Ferris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Registration Fee: $110.
Student Fee: $85
Early Registration, by May 1: $90. Students $65
Conference Registration includes membership in ESN
Conference Registration includes ESN luncheon
Information for Sondra Fraleigh's Eastwest Somatics Certification Workshop following the conference, June 23 - 27 & 28 - July 1, contact: email@example.com & see: www.eastwestsomatics.com.
Information for Bill Evans' Hands-On Pedagogy of Dance Technique Workshop, August 10 - 17, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org & see www.billevansdance.org
Eastwest Somatics Network Conference 2007
SOMA & SELF
Department of Dance State University of New York College at Brockport May 26, 2007
SOMA & SELF: ESNetwork CONFERENCE
Suggested topics for papers and workshops include: Defining the field of somatics; Structure and rewards of autotelic activities; Practice as research; Designing a case study; Ethics in somatics; Somatics and aesthetics; Teaching dance technique in relation to somatics; Contact improvisation somatically designed; Improvisatory paintings of dance experiences; Somatics in children's dance classes; Cultural bodies and the somatic structures of identity; Enjoying work; Dance and the experience of flow; Transcendence of ego-boundaries in somatic experience; Dance and the performative self; Therapeutic aspects of performance; Self-perception and personal development; Political bodies; Somatic movement re-patterning with victims of trauma; Environmental settings for somatic explorations.
At the Conference: Enjoy a full day of presentations, workshops, and a concert in the evening
SOMADANCES CONCERT 7:30 PM, free to ESN Members, $5 Non-members Rose Strasser Studio Theater
Pre-Conference Research Roundtable: Somatic Arts Projects. Sharing of Work in Progress. Friday May 25, 2:00PM to 5:00PM in the Seminar Room. Let Molly and Kelly know if you will attend and would like to present something for discussion.
Join ESN to attend the Conference, Roundtable, and Concert Eastwest somatics network member rewards
- Members will enjoy networking with each other on their own website.
- Members receive Conference Call for Papers, Presentations, and Concert Dances
- Members can present and network at ESN Conferences
- Members are eligible to hold office in ESN
- Members can network to fulfill Eastwest Somatics Continuing Education Requirement
- Graduate Members receive automatic renewal of Eastwest Somatics Certification every five years
BECOME A MEMBER IN 2008 AND JOIN OUR SOMATICS COMMUNITY
Annual ESN Membership is from March 1 to March 1, yearly
Join the growing number of educators, performers, and scholars who are developing the practice of somatics, and networking for career development. Participate in Research Round Table Discussions of Somatic Arts Projects. Bring your work and ideas to the table for discussion with Sondra Fraleigh and EWS graduates. Eastwest Somatics Network can be found on Facebook. Ask Sondra Fraleigh, Kay Nelson, Kelly Ferris, or Meredith Haggerty to invite you to join. ESN Membership is free.
ESN, Easwest Somatics Network, is a professional organization for students and graduates of Eastwest Somatics and other somatic modalitieswith the purpose of furthering the professional growth of its members and promoting the future of somatic practices. Become a member now: Join ESN President Robert Bingham, President Elect Jeanne Schul, and mentor Sondra Fraleigh, founder of Eastwest Somatics. Connect with the growing number of ESN members who enjoy furthering the healing modalities of somatic movement education and therapy in relation to dance and creative arts.