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Listening Bodies Workshop

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Listening Bodies Workshop

Workshop Description
Berlin based duo Listening Bodies are giving a six hour immersive workshop on Deep Listening and Somatic Body Practices. This workshop is for dancers and for artists, musicians open to movement and bodily experiences and those interested in the nexus of arts and science.

Their workshop will include practices in Movement Research/dance improvisation and partnering, Deep Listening, breathing techniques, sound-walks, guided meditations, mindfulness of listening and vocal performance scores in the OH- Creative Space and outdoor.

No movement, singing, meditation expereince necessary. In the spirit of Deep Listening founder Pauline Oliveros, the workshop is open to anyone and everyone to take part.

Listening Bodies integrates physiology, anatomy, somatic practices, paleontology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. Listening Bodies workshops have been offered in the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Germany.

Monica Gentile

Monica Gentile’s choreographic work and physical research investigate the embodiment of animalistic qualities, trance, minimalism, and the states of the body, energy, and breath. In particular, she is interested in investigating contrasting concepts within the body (presence/absence, solidity/evanescence) with a visual and imagery based approach. Her intent is to reveal these paradoxical states through evocative choreographic elements and in the construction of hybrid figures with the body and its gestures. Her work is characterized by a strong presence – creating an atmospheric/imaginary space around the body and expressing connections to forms found in nature, landscapes, and the geographical. The point of reference in her work is not only the body itself but how we place it and perceive it in relation to what surrounds us.

She graduated at the University “DAMS THEATER” at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of Bologna. She is a dancer, choreographer, Yoga Teacher and a martial arts practitioner (Kung fu and Aikido). Her dance practice is based on Movement Research and Somatic Practices. The choreographers and artists she has worked with have brought her to understand artistic practice as a political, ethical choice, related to the artist’s surroundings: Virgilio Sieni (Director of the Biennale Danza, Venice), Simona Bertozzi, Anna Albertarelli (working in the companies Gohatto and Vi-Kap), Michele Di Stefano (MK), Sonia Brunelli (Barokthegreat), Cristina Rizzo (Kinkaleri) with whom she formed the group of research CAN I. More recently in Berlin Peter Player, Maria Francesca Scaroni, Renate Graziadei, Maya Carroll and Julyen Hamilton, Keith Hennessy, Clara Furey, Nita Little

From 2011 she attended the School of Hatha Yoga ISYCO through the Department of Oriental studies of the University of Torino where she got the Degree of Hatha Yoga Teacher. She has been teaching since 2010 and has a wide range of experience with her body and a broad knowledge of the body’s anatomy and Indian physiology. In 2015 she became Laughing Yoga Leader, working with Chronical pain patients at the Immanul Klinik (Berlin). In 2018 she collaborated with the Choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni in the production ”Augusto” as a Laughter Yoga Coach.


Michael Reiley

Composer and teaching artist Michael Reiley McDermott has created music for video, dance, theater, concerts, gallery installations, smartphones, multi-speaker arrays, kinetic sculptures, wishing wells, and sleeping/dreaming across the spectrum of listening consciousness. His practice explores the relationship between present moment awareness, deep time and humanity’s personal connection through listening.
Much of his work integrates a daily practice of meditation, Deep Listening and textured sound worlds through a process he calls “sonic photography”. This process involves site-specific recordings of physical spaces re-imagined using photographic development and collage techniques. His aim is to reframe the everyday world as both a grand statement that stretches out in both directions of time and as an ephemeral instant of precious connection. In 2016 he completed a certification program in Deep Listening studying with Deep Listening pioneer Pauline Oliveros.

He was recently Artist in Residence at <fidget>, Composer in Residence for Temple University’s BEEP Ensemble and Composer in Residence at Village of the Arts and Humanities. Over the past four years, he has been traveling at artists residencies around the world in Brazil, Iceland, Germany, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, and India working on a sound design project of extinct animal sounds called Echozoo and teaching with his Deep Listening and Somatic based workshop called Listening Bodies. Michael is currently a teacher at the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and studying to become a certified therapeutic musician with the Music for Healling and Transition Program.


Dates & Times
08/09/2019 | 12pm - 6pm

Tickets £20*
*Register: please email mikronesia@gmail.com to register
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