“Movement is life. Without movement life is unthinkable”.Moshe Feldenkrais
Susan discovered the Feldenkrais Method whilst studying drama at Middlesex University in 1989 and has used the method ever since in her work as a multi-disciplinary hybrid physical theatre performer, actress and choreographer. She has travelled the world, toured with reps and performed in London’s West End also writing and performing her own work and being part of the Hairy Marys comedy company for ten years. As well as performing, Susan has taught physical theatre and comedy at Manchester University and Salford University.
Susan is currently a movement director for Proud and Loud, a disabled theatre company, teaches creative dance for the Edge Kids and learning disabled artists in dance company, Stepping Out at the Edge Theatre, Chorlton, Manchester.
Having worked in physical theatre for many years, Susan has delved into the world of movement and has recently qualified to teach Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) mat classes and is a member of the Feldenkrais Guild UK. She returned to this practice in a more substantial way after sustaining a shoulder injury from a web rope circus act.
What is a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lesson?
Feldenkrais is a gentle, non-invasive movement practice solving physical riddles helping to move better with more ease in order to become aware of habitual movement. It is a mat class following instructions to improve posture, vision imagination and personal awareness.
Because of its gentle, experiential approach to movement, Feldenkrais can help you in many ways:
- injury prevention
- as a warm up for athletes or for actors, musicians, dancers before performance
- post operative
- sense of well-being, mood
- chronic pain
- change habitual ways of moving in order to find more beneficial pathways
- move better
- move with ease
- become more aware
- improve posture
- improve the quality of everyday life
“Make the impossible, possible, the possible easy and the easy, elegant”.Moshe Feldenkrais