for performers

Movement Workshop for Performance

A workshop designed to expand performers’ movement options; encourage playfulness and pleasure to be on stage; build complicity with other performers; and expand the ability to enact one’s impulses on stage. PlayMoves integrates ensemble games, rhythm as a foundation for creative play, Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais Method), stagecraft, devising from the physical,and creative processes. PlayMoves invites authenticity and vulnerability on stage, while being true to one’s embodied inner-knowing. With curiosity and pleasure.

Anna has taught PlayMoves to performers in Cairns, Townsville, Maleny, Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Bellbray, Perth and Hobart.

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for general public

Awareness Through Movement, Play and Creativity Workshop

This workshop is for people who want to explore awareness through movement, creativity, presence and the pleasure to play, with other people.

  • Movement sequences from the Feldenkrais Method designed to heighten the perception of one’s body and rediscover an organic sense of movement with more ease and less tension
  • Games to invite our playfulness
  • Group exercises to explore what it means “to be present” and in “complicity” with others
  • Rhythm as a foundation for creative play
  • A wonderful writing exercise that begins from the physical
  • Awareness Through Movement
  • Playfulness
  • Creativity
  • Connection

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for performers, general public, Feldenkrais practitioners, people who love movement exploration

Wake Up! Workshop

A sequence of popular Feldenkrais Method® lessons to help you ‘wake up’ at any time of day.

Feldenkrais Method® and theatre practitioner, Anna Yen will lead you through a sequence of dynamic Awareness Through Movement lessons which incorporate:

  • multiple ways to move from standing to sitting to lying on the floor, and back up to standing
  • moving across the floor
  • folding, arching, side bending, twisting and spiraling movements
  • practising awareness of how you are moving, and of the environment in which you are moving

The workshop incorporates games, which playfully develop awareness of the space, other people, and rhythm.

The exploratory sequence is something you can return to again and again – in parts or as a whole – any time you want to revitalise yourself and your outlook.

The Wake Up! sequence is inspired by Anna’s theatre mentor Monika Pagneux, who studied with Dr Moshe Feldenkrais in the 70s.

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Theatre Making

  • Devising new works
  • Creative Developments
  • Dramaturgy
  • Writer
  • Director
  • Acting
  • Physical Theatre / Circus performer

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Feldenkrais - One to One

  • Anna is available for One to One lessons to explore ways to enhance movement options, and improve function. These "Functional Integration” lessons are held in West End, Brisbane.

 

  • Anna teaches Awareness Through Movement at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music - Griffith University.

‘I danced down the street after my Feldenkrais lesson with Anna. I was impressed. And it takes a lot to impress me.’  – Áine –

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