Community Workshop: Intro to Authentic Movement, with Giulia Carotenuto
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Introduction to Authentic Movement
The Discipline of Authentic Movement is a practice founded by Janet Adler, and originally inspired by Jungian psychologist and dancer/choreographer Mary Whitehouse.
When engaging in Authentic Movement, we are engaging in the process of the unconscious becoming conscious through movement, a process grounded in the relationship between a mover and a witness. Within this relationship, the mover, with eyes closed, allows themselves to yield to the body as guide by accessing and responding to purely authentic impulses and desires, while the witness holds space and embodies the externalization of the mover’s compassionate inner witness. Indeed, it is the presence of the witness that allows for the mover’s exploration to happen.
After the mover has moved, witness and mover engage in a guided conversation of impressions, images, memories, and sensations that arose in the experience.
With this workshop I wish to introduce you to this magical and mystical practice, where you will each experience being both a mover and a witness with one another, with me as your guide. This practice has become a central pillar of my creative process as I return to my own embodied consciousness and heal my relationship to movement and dance, and it is an incredible discipline that, as a dance movement therapist, I am thrilled to be able to share with you.
Please note that the Discipline of Authentic Movement is for Any Body and Any Ability, meaning that there is absolutely no need for prior dance or movement experience or specific ability. As you allow yourself to tap into the unconscious realms of your embodied self, how and how much you move is purely idiosyncratic and specific to you.
Indeed, all bodies welcome.
I hope to see you!
Giulia Carotenuto, hailing originally from Rome Italy, is a NY based performer, choreographer, and dance movement therapist. She has collaborated with many wonderful artists, including Monica Bill Barnes, Faye Driscoll, Pavel Zustiak, Denisa Musilova, and Third Rail Projects, among many others. After spending over a decade birthing other people's visions, she is now returning to her own choreographic practice, greatly informed by her journey in the wonderful world of authentic movement and dance movement therapy.