Socially Conscious Body
18:00 - 19:30
The Socially Conscious Body (SCB) operates with the understanding that the individual person and his/her/their body or "soma" is not separate from the experience in the social context that shapes it. Unlike "conventional somatics", it consciously activates awareness of our social bodies to transform internalized relational, structural and cultural patterning that impede personal and institutional wellness. In a compassionate container, from our embodied knowing, we will explore connections between the unconscious colonized body to the remembered unity body politic.
Carol Swann is a teacher, private practitioner, facilitator, director, performer and activist, with forty years teaching & performing in the U.S., Latin America, Russia, Israel & Europe. She co-founded (with Martha Eddy), Moving On Center -School of Participatory Arts & Somatic Research (bridging somatics & the performing arts for social change, 1994-current). Improvisation, Social Somatics, Process Work, Somatic Experiencing, Authentic Movement, Alexander Technique, Body-Mind Centering, Hakomi, Theater of the Oppressed & Voice Thru the Body.