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Seminar Dance to schools: The Art of Intuitive Playing
Sept 23 -25, 2022, Studio Krenovka, Husitská 22, Prague 3

Workshop for dancers, dance and school teachers working with children. Tanec Praha z.ú. invites you to an educational and creative seminar designed for dance teachers working with children, teachers of art schools and elementary schools and students of relevant fields interested in working with children.
The seminar is part of the Dance for Schools project, which has been bringing creative movement lessons to schoolchildren since 2006, and which schools can include, for example, in the supplementary subject Dance and Movement Education (DME). The seminars do not ensure the qualification of DME instructors but focus primarily on additional knowledge and new inspirations that can enrich teaching and creative work in general among a larger group of children.

The seminar follows the successful workshop of the same name, which was implemented by Tanec Praha in 2018 in cooperation with one of the founders of the Intuitive Pedagogy movement, Thomas Pedroli. This year, Dieter Schwartz, also an experienced instructor of Intuitive Pedagogy, founder of the Human Play Academy, and originally a conductor and composer, will take over the baton.
Developing the principles of intuitive pedagogy in a dance community environment has proven to be very rewarding. Intuitive pedagogy as an alternative pedagogical approach can be a very beneficial and supportive method for the creative development of a child's personality, but also for working with a group, which is essential in dance pedagogical work.
In these three days of intensive workshops, we will move through a broad variety of exercises and games. Typical of this kind of playing are the non-competitive aspects, the severe way of working together, the intense joy that comes up, the alternation between excitement and silence and the inner discipline that arises out of the seeming chaos of movement. We do pure bodywork as well as working with sticks, veils, ropes, balls and furniture. Now and then we will sit down and have talks about backgrounds, didactics and all the other questions you will have. “The child in you wants to be born again!”(Thomas Pedroli)

Dieter Schwartz. Born in 1967 in Germany. Orchestra conductor and composer, co-founder of the "Human Play Academy" and "Pedagogy 4 Future". For more than 10 years active as a lecturer for Intuitive Pedagogy at various universities and seminars in Eastern and Western Europe.
https://humanplayacademy.com/
https://www.dieterschwartz.com/

Registration form here.
More info: martina.filinova@tanecpraha.eu
Workshop capacity is limited, registration until 9/15/2022.
Participation fee: 1800 CZK/student: 1000 CZK
The workshop will be in English with translation. 

The seminar is accredited by the DVPP of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Accreditation can only be obtained by teaching staff, i.e. physical education teachers at primary schools, teachers of dance subjects at secondary schools, secondary schools, or leisure teachers who lead dance clubs, teachers leading school dance clubs.
Other graduates of the seminar will receive a certificate of completion.

Harmonogram:
23. 9.  – 15:00 – 19:00
24. 9. – 10:00 – 13:00 a 14:00 – 17:00 
25. 9. – 10:00 – 13:00 a 14:00 – 17:00

28 May 2022, 10:00 – 17.00, PONEC – the dance venue
www.divadloponec.cz

Tanec Praha z.ú. invites you to an educational and creative seminar for dance instructors working with children, art school teachers and primary school teachers, as well as students of relevant fields interested in working with children.

The seminar is part of the Dance for Schools project, which since 2006 has been bringing creative physical education to children in schools, which schools can include, for example, in the supplementary course Dance and Movement Education (DME). The seminars do not ensure the qualification of DME instructors but focus primarily on additional knowledge and new inspirations that can enrich teaching and creative work in general in a larger group of children.

The 11th seminar will be led by dance therapist Klára Čížková, who will present the possibilities of using elements of dance therapy in creative work with children. During the seminar, participants can learn and try out the basic possibilities of anchoring and working with the body and creative movement, as they are used in dance movement therapy, with overlap with dance instruction.

What you will learn at the seminar: 
 - Ways of anchoring the body and creating safety offered by work with the body and movement
 - Basic principles of dance and movement therapy
 - How to use these principles of work in self-care, movement preferences and resources in the body
 - Applying dance and movement therapy in working with crisis and trauma
 - We will be happy to introduce the Dance for Schools program in the form of a demonstration lesson

Applications: https://bit.ly/Tanec_školám_přihlášení
Price: CZK 800 / students: CZK 600
Contact: martina.filinova@tanecpraha.eu

Klára Čížková is a dance therapist and psychologist who works at the Roseta Comprehensive Care Centre, where she deals with clients with psychosomatic difficulties and leads group therapy programs. She uses dynamic deep-oriented psychotherapy in connection with dance movement therapy, works with dreams and movement imagination anchored in the body. In addition, she focuses on the connection between dance movement therapy and ecotherapy in nature. She is the director of the Moving Self Institute platform, where she teaches dance movement therapy in a training program.

Tanec Praha z.ú. invites you to an educational and creative seminar designed for dance and music teachers working with children, teachers of art schools and elementary schools and students of relevant fields interested in working with children.
The seminar is part of the Dance for Schools project, which has been brining creative movement lessons to schoolchildren since 2006, and which schools can include, for example, in the supplementary subject Dance and Movement Education (DME). The seminars do not ensure the qualification of DME instructors, but focus primarily on additional knowledge and new inspirations that can enrich teaching and creative work in general among a larger group of children.
This time you can look forward to inspiring personalities Kateřina Šobáňová from the Continuo Theatre, Lenka Pospíšilová from the Czech Orff Society and dancer, choreographer and teacher Mirka Eliášová. We will deal with the topic of touch in space and time and the use of body percussion or the game of boomwhackers in the physical education of children. Mirka Eliášová and I will focus on the specifics of working with a group of boys. We will be happy to introduce the Dance for Schools program in the form of a demonstration lesson or discussion.
The price of the seminar for both days is CZK 1,500 (students CZK 1,000).
Applications: https://bit.ly/SeminarTanecSkola2021
Info: martina.filinova@tanecpraha.eu
The capacity of the workshop is limited, registration is possible until 20 November.
To participate in the seminar, it is necessary to meet the TRV condition (test – recovered –
vaccination).


Program:
Saturday, 27.11

Kateřina Šobáňová – theatre artist, actress, director, teacher, member of the Continuo Theatre and program director of the Švestkový dvůr cultural centre
Touch in space and time
Touch is the primary source of knowledge of the surrounding world and interpersonal communication. It is the bearer of humaneness and humanity, or, conversely, brutality and fear. And it is precisely the questions that stand between these extreme poles and form the basic archetypes of human existence that will be the topic of the theatre movement workshop, which will be led by Kateřina Šobáňová, a lecturer and actress at the international theatre ensemble Divadlo Continuo. During the workshop, participants will look for stories that take place in each of us through physical contact and material. The main focus will be on the perception of movement that comes from the centre of the body, its axes and impulses that respond to the partner's pressure or tension. Working with paper will then be an inspiration for the body as one of the possibilities for grasping the principles of movement in theatre and teaching activities.

Sunday, 28.11
Lenka Pospíšilová 
– chairwoman of the Czech Orff Society, elementary school teacher, where she introduced classes with extended music education, lecturer of educational seminars for teachers not only in the Czech Republic but also in Europe and worldwide, http://www.orff.cz/
Body percussion and boomwhackers in the movement education of children
Body percussion is one of the oldest musical arts in the world, in which one's own body is used to create sounds. Body percussion combines music and dance into one. Playing the body develops a sense of rhythm, perception, coordination, cooperation and communication.
Let's play with boowhackers! You will get acquainted with the various possibilities of using these coloured tubes in the music-movement education of children. We will try to play some melodies, but above all we will discover the possibilities of improvisation, harmonic accompaniment to songs and the realization of their notation. Nor will we forget active listening, during which boomwhackers can also become part of a symphony orchestra.

Mirka Eliášová – dancer, choreographer and teacher at the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU), will focus on the specifics of working with a group of boys, especially on movement games, developing cooperation, using objects and tools to develop creative movement and musicality.


Instructors:

Mgr. Kateřina Šobáňová
theatre artist, actress, director, teacher. She graduated from the Faculty of Education at Masaryk University in Brno (primary school teaching with a focus on literature and drama teaching). She then graduated from the Faculty of Theatre at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Department of Educational Drama). After graduating, she worked as a primary school teacher and led a seminar at the Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague. Since 2008 she has been a member of the international theatre group Divadlo Continuo (Švestkový Dvůr, Malovice), where she participated in the creation of about 20 performances. In addition to acting and directing, she uses her many years of experience gained in working with the body, movement, material, puppet, voice, sound, live music, visual styling and their mutual overlaps in teaching activities. As a lecturer, she has been leading workshops for children, students and adults in the Czech Republic and abroad for many years. Since 2020, she has also been the program director of the Švestkový Dvůr artistic, pedagogical and cultural centre.

PaeDr. Lenka Pospíšilová 
Chairwoman of the Czech Orff Society. She graduated from the Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague, and completed an internship with Pavel Jurkovič, with whom she later taught at the same school. He introduced her to the Orff principles of music education teaching. She was a tutor in movement education at the State Conservatory in Prague, and participated in a summer seminar at the Orff Institute in Salzburg. Today she teaches at an elementary school in Prague, where she has introduced classes with extended music education, founded a children's orchestra and a parent choir. Since 1991, she has been leading educational seminars for teachers throughout the Czech Republic, Europe, America and Asia. She is a permanent lecturer at international seminars organized by the Austrian Carl Orff Foundation. http://www.orff.cz/

Mgr. Bohumíra Eliášová, PhD. 
Dancer, teacher, choreographer. A graduate in the field of choreography at the Dance Department of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU), where she also defended her dissertation and currently works as a teacher. She has created more than 20 original choreographies, collaborated on opera performances and participated in the creation of four dance films. Since 2008 she has been collaborating with the Berg Orchestra on site-specific performances to live music by contemporary composers. Her works are presented at festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad and she has won many awards.

She is also engaged in creative activities for children as an elementary school art teacher and a movement workshops instructor. She is the author of the children's interactive performances The World of Paper, Momo and Škatulení, which was co-produced by the PONEC Theatre.

At the begining will Jiřina Jiřičková from Czech Orff Society  introduce the creative work with playing pipes boomwhackers. We will focus on inclusion - possibilities of working with integrated children in the framework of movement lessons, who can consult with the special teacher Klára Janů. Singer and author Ridina Ahmed will lead a workshop on voice work on Sunday.

Price for both days is 1300 CZK (students 900 CZK)

Please apply on email: martina.filinova@tanecpraha.eu

21 – 22 September 2019 Body Mind Centering and Contact Improvisation with Object + -

An educational and creative workshop designed for dance teachers working with children, art school teachers and elementary school teachers. The sixth in a series of workshops within the Dance for Schools project, which for the 13th year brings creative physical education to children at school. The seminars do not train Dance and Movement Education instructors but are aimed at supplementing knowledge and new inspirations that can enrich this teaching. You can look forward to inspiration from the Body Mind Centering technique (Anna Sedláčková) and contact improvisation for working with groups of children (Mirka Eliášová).

Anna Sedláčková's workshop will focus on individual themes in the field of experiential anatomy and developmental movement with possibilities of use in creative movement with school-age children. The presented topics will be examined in improvised movement and movement assignments. The BMC approach is one that perceives a person (teacher and child) as a complex personality and offers the possibility of expressing the mind through the body and vice versa through movement and touch. It creates space for movement sharing.

Mirka Eliášová will follow up on her previous seminar in which she introduced the basics of contact improvisation in working with children. She will now focus on the possibilities of using objects as a mediator of contact in improvisation, but also as further stimulus for the creative work of children.

There will also be experience sharing, mutual consultation and a demonstration lesson of the Dance for Schools program.

Instructors: Anka Sedláčková and Mirka Eliášová

Where: PONEC – dance venue

Mirka Eliášová

Mirka Eliášová is a dancer, teacher and choreographer. She graduated from the choreography program at the Department of Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where she also defended her dissertation and currently works as a teacher. She has created more than 20 original choreographies, collaborated on opera performances and participated in the creation of four dance films. Since 2008 she has been working with the Berg Orchestra on site-specific performances of music by contemporary composers. Her works have been presented at festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad and have won many awards.

She is also involved in creative activities for children as a primary school teacher and a movement workshop lecturer. She is the author of the children's interactive performances World of Paper and Momo, which are regularly presented at the PONEC Theatre.

Anna Sedláčková

Anna Sedláčková is a Slovak dancer, teacher and choreographer. Since 1996 she has been working as a dance teacher at the Department of Dance at the Academy of Performing Arts, where she founded the Dvorana Movement Studio. She focuses on a holistic approach to humanity in art and movement therapy. She has worked with prominent personalities in motion therapy in the United States and has been awarded the Body-Mind Centering ® Teacher, Body-Mind Centering Practitioner® and Infant Developmental Movement Educator and Somatic Movement Educator of the BMC method. She specializes in the application of BMC for the development of young children.   
At the same time, she is an active artist and has worked on many international dance projects in Slovakia, the USA, Germany and the Netherlands. She is a member of the artistic association Neskorý zber (Late Harvest), where she has participated as a dancer and choreographer in several productions. She is a co-founder of the Babyfit civic association, which specializes in education in the developmental movement of infants and young children.

Seminar price: CZK 1,200, students CZK 800

Registration and information: martina.filinova@tanecpraha.eu

The educational and creative seminar was designed for dance teachers working with children, art school teachers and elementary school teachers. The fifth in a series of seminars focused on inspiration from the field of bodypercussion (Lenka Pospíšilová, Czech Orff Society) and contact improvisation for working with groups of children (Mirka Eliášová). There was also sharing of experience, mutual consultation and a demonstration lesson of the Dance for Schools program.

27. - 29. 9. 2018 - Workshop Art of Intuitive Play The workshop was part of the project Dance to Schools, which has brought the creative and movement lessons with professional dancers to schools. The fourth seminar will be led by an inspirational personality, a Dutch lecturer of intuitive pedagogy who works in Germany, Thomas Pedroli. homas Pedroli is a musician, intuitive coach, lecturer on intuitive communication topics and intuitive pedagogy. He studied Waldorf's educational system and music. With teaching and teaching music he has spent 34 years at various schools in the Netherlands and Germany. In 1998, Thomas initiated seminars for intuitive pedagogy with Pär Ahlbom. Currently, he is a coach and lecturer in several European countries and Japan. https://www.thomas-pedroli.com Partners: Capital City of Prague, Ministry of Culture, Prague 3 and Goethe Institut

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