Reclaiming the Self with Ami Shulman

Nov. 20, 2022, 12:00 pm4:00 pm EST



Dates: November 19 + 20, 2022
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm daily
Location: Gibney 280 (Entrance at 53A Chambers St) – Studio H
Maximum capacity of 26 students

The Feldenkrais Method is a mastering of self-use. This work gives agency to the artist through self-directed choice making. It redefines our habits by aligning our intentions through our actions, giving clarity to our thoughts and specificity to our actions. With its capacity to improve mental and emotional health and to significantly navigate injury, this is a work that is truly relevant for our times. Please bring a mat and/or a towel to lie on.

You are invited to experience how our thinking, emoting, and way of being reflects through our actions. Join the experience for one day or two days. The workshop does not build on the previous day. Each day is complete in itself. We will deepen the experience from your entry point. Looking forward to seeing you there.


About Ami Shulman

Ami Shulman is a rehearsal director at the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. She is a movement artist, educator, rehearsal director and somatic therapist and likes to straddle the worlds between art and science.

Ami has choreographed for the National Theatre of London, UK; the Shakespeare Theatre Company and has co-created works with the Cirque Du Soleil, assisting creations with the National Ballet of Canada and Ballet BC. Ami has been an associate choreographer to Maxine Doyle at the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and has staged works for Johannes Wieland.

Ami has taught throughout Europe, Canada and the USA including for Nederlands Dans Theater; the Juilliard School; Jacob’s Pillow; the Venice Biennale; Staatstheater Kassel; CODARTS; Hollins University; National Theatre School of Canada; BANFF Centre for the Arts amongst others and she is an Artistic Associate of the Springboard Project Montreal/New York.

Ami has an invested interest in the healing arts, she is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and has presented her work internationally, including for Neurofrontiers; Body, Brain,Cognition; University of Utrecht and RITMO. Ami has co-written articles on embodied cognition and she co-authored for the anthology Back to the Dance Itself.


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Photo by Jubal Battisti.