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Feldenkrais Classes Coming to CIM This Summer! Sign Up Now!
Classes open to faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends!
Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education
Two 5-session classes for musicians
Monday evenings from 6-7:15 pm, CIM Room 113
Session 1: 6/9-7/7
Session 2: 7/14-8/11
$75 per person per 5-week session.
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The CIM Alumni Association will again offer Feldenkrais classes this summer. Participants may register for either one 5-session class ($75) or both 5-session classes ($150 – two separate checks required.) Registration deadline is May 30.
Space is limited, so early registration is suggested. (Please note: If not enough participants register by the deadline, the class will be cancelled and money refunded.)
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For more information, email Linda White, email@example.com, or call Char Rapoport Nance in the Alumni Relations office, 216-795-3169.
About the Felderkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method® of movement and learning develops your capacities for self-improvement. At one level it provides a richer vocabulary of movement. It also develops abilities to direct and to broaden attention to the domains of physical sensation. Instead of teaching "correct" movements we will explore how to experiment with variation and refinement of any action you undertake. A clearer internal sense of how you organize yourself for action supports reduction of unnecessary and inefficient effort. This leads gradually, and more and more, to less pain or fatigue and to more comfort and effectiveness.
Each class will be organized around verbally guided Awareness Through Movement® lessons (ATM), which may involve lying or sitting on the floor, sitting on a chair or standing. Please bring something you will be comfortable lying upon, plus a bath towel that can be rolled or folded, and wear clothes that do not restrict full movements. This work is designed and done to allow participation by everyone, taking time to identify all necessary individual variations in movement or position. It turns out that each of these is useful for everyone.
We will have time for questions and discussion before, during, and after the lesson. We are especially interested in conversation about how to integrate our work with musicians' practice time.
About the instructors
Russ Hall has live in Cleveland Heights since 1977 and practiced physical therapy from 1977 to 2012. He has been a certified Feldenkrais practitioner since 2001, completing the transition to a fully Feldenkrais practice in 2012. His first contact with the Feldenkrais Method® was a public workshop by Moshe Feldenkrais in late 1981. Eventually, this led to the four-year training, co-directed by Paul and Julie Casson Rubin, 1976 graduates of the first American training. He has always worked with people of many different backgrounds, conditions, interests and needs.
Samantha Basford Damoulakis, founder of Cleveland Movement LLC, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® (2011) with 17 years of experience in movement studies as a professional ballet dancer and teacher. Engaging in Feldenkrais began abruptly when needing to address a serious back injury. However, as a fantastic by-product of her learning, Samantha realized Feldenkrais decreased her pain and improved her technique, artistry and coordination. For sharing this learning platform with her students, she maintains a private practice in Shaker Heights and has taught specialized workshops for artists, pregnant moms and anthropologists.
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The CIM Alumni Association unites graduates and former students in support of CIM and its educational goals.
For more information, contact Liz Huff, President of the CIM Alumni Association.
CIM Alumni Association Member Benefits
All Conservatory graduates of The Cleveland Institute of Music - and those attending for two or more years and leaving in good standing - are members of the Alumni Association. Benefits of Alumni Association membership include:
- Special invitations to CIM concerts and events.
- Access to CIM Alumni Facebook group.
- Recording services at CIM at student rates.
- Reduced rates for use of CIM facilities.
- 10% discount on music for personal use purchased at the CIM Music Store.
- Full borrowing privileges at the Robinson Music Library for alumni living in the area.
- Reduced rates for tax preparation, financial planning and accounting with financial statement preparation at Einstein and Burt Company. For more information, visit www.einsteinandburt.com.
Alumni and Parent Relations
President, CIM Alumni Association
April 25, 2014, 8:00 pm
Joan Kwuon, violin
Jaime Laredo, violin
Joel Smirnoff, viola
Sharon Robinson, cello
Sandra Shapiro, piano
April 27, 2014, 12:00 pm
Paul Yancich, director
April 27, 2014, 3:00 pm
CWRU Symphonic Winds
Dr. Gary M. Ciepluch, conductor