Evolution of Movement


Mon, 22 Oct 2018 6PM - 9PM


Discount fee for artists/students: Rs 4,000

October 22nd – 25th | Monday – Thursday | 6 – 9PM

The Evolution of Movement is based on the exploratory work Prof. Raymond Dart carried out in the 1940’s. In this course you will find the opportunity to experience the Dart Procedures. The procedures travel slowly upwards from the ground through the evolutionary stages of fish, amphibian, reptile, mammal, primate, proto-human and modern human – all of which are echoed in individual human growth from embryo to adult.

The procedures parallel evolutionary movement development from a situation of total safety and stillness on the earth, through various stages, to arrive finally at a state of upright poise and fine balance. Linked with our ancestral past you will discover your own evolutionary process and emerge “newly born” into the future.

This would be of special interest to anyone (professionally or privately) interested in expanding their movement vocabulary and range. The procedures are practical tools to help improve movement sensitivity and creativity. The course will be conducted within a framework of consciousness of the principles and practice of the F.M. Alexander Technique. By attending carefully to how you initiate every action you gain greater awareness of your power of self-control and what it means to let action emerge from stillness.

About Robin John Simmons
❖ Teacher and internationally approved teacher trainer of F.M. Alexander Technique
❖ Teacher of T’ai Chi Ch’uan
❖ Teacher of Evolutionary Procedures of Prof. Raymond Dart ❖ Instructor of Nordic Walking

Robin John Simmons SBAT MSTAT (b 1946, England) has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 1971 having trained to be a teacher by Walter Carrington who succeeded Alexander as a teacher-trainer after Alexander died in 1955. As well as giving individual lessons since he trained, Robin has himself been training teachers at his officially approved teacher-training school since 1982 (now situated in Zürich).