Malcolm Manning Forgotten Land Goa

Moving From The Fish Body

Open-level dance and movement training with Malcolm Manning


In the 3.5 billion year tale of human evolution, it is from our fish ancestors that we inherit our spinally organised head-tail structure. In this process-oriented dance and movement workshop we’ll experience how to articulate from the “fish body” – our vital core – and how our legs and arms enable us to navigate it through the world.

The aim is to develop self-awareness as a tool for creating and refining our own dance and movement practices using experiential anatomy, developmental movement, ideokinesis, the Feldenkrais Method, Authentic Movement, Steve Paxton’s Material For The Spine, spatial orientation and tracking attention.

The material supports widening the range of movement vocabulary and qualities; improving ease, efficiency and flow in movement; recovering from and avoiding injury; and situating whatever we do in relationship to the world around us.

The workshop was developed as a core part of my proto-technique training series for contemporary dancers. However because the material is explorative in nature, the workshop is accessible and open to all. It offers the opportunity to develop whatever movement interests and practices we arrive with by looking at the movement and perceptual abilities that lie beneath all that we do.

The invitation is to enter into a perceptual dialogue with ourselves in which we become the experts of our own experience. It is an open-ended inquiry that’s not concerned with finding answers but creating a multiplicity of different solutions or viewpoints. This is a process that embraces mystery and doubt. The ultimate focus is pragmatic. What works for us.

Venue: Forgotten Land, Arambol, Goa, India

Dates: 9-15th January 2018 – 30 hours tuition over six working days (rest day on 12th January)

Workshop fee: Early bird fee 320€ (registration and full payment received by 25th November 2018
Full fee €360 (registration from 26th November 2018 – 100€ deposit secures your place)

Lunch: included in fee and provided by Forgotten Land on working days

Accommodation: check the links of Forgotten Land web site or Arambol Community Facebook page for advice or suggestions

More information: – email me if you are interested and would like to know more.