Join FLOCK for another Somatic Axis Syllabus Worskshop! For anyone interested in living with/in their bodies through the lens of movement/dance.

Double Pendulums: Circling Around the Four Corners of the Body Universe.  

In this dance class we will study the unique feature of circular movement as it relates to a pendulum. In general, a pendulum is a weight suspended from a fixed support with a frictionless pivot point. When the pendulum is displaced from the resting point, it swings back and forth under the influence of gravity. One full back and forth swing is called the period, which is dependent on: the length of the arm, the mass at the end of the arm, the starting angle when the arm is displaced and gravity.  We’ll dance discovering single and double pendulums using pelvis/leg and torso/arm connections. The sequentiality of the pendulum swings, their periods, and exchange of energy between distal and proximal masses highlight the many contributions to explore in our movement. We’ll embrace the articular shape of hip and shoulder joints; consider the intersection between stability and elasticity; as well as sense into ones individual swing period according to limb proportions while accessing the desired momentum.

March 20th (Saturday) 1-3pm // March 21st (Sunday) 11-1pm

Cost: 30$/day for drop in, or 50$ for both days.

BIO: Miranda Janeschild is a dancer, pediatric Occupational Therapist and Feldenkrais® Practitioner who lives in Santa Cruz, California with her family. She began her studies with Frey Faust in 2001 and became certified to teach the Axis Syllabus in 2006. Miranda has contributed to the Santa Cruz dance community through her many years as a teacher, producer, director, choreographer, dancer and pediatric Occupational Therapist.  For Ten years she was director of a theatrical aerial dance company, Mir & A Company, that mixed art mediums of theater, aerial, fire and modern dance to story telling. She holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy with specialty certificates as a Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Sensory Integration, advanced Baby Treatment and Feldenkrais®. She has a private practice as well as works for Santa Cruz County of Education serving at risk infants and youth with sensory processing, neuromuscular and orthopedic challenges.