ICMTA Teachers' Gathering 2020
27th April 2020 (2pm) - 1st May 2020 (1pm)
AN OPEN DOOR IS NOT ENOUGH:
Inclusion & Diversity on the Dancefloor
For four glorious days, in the beautiful city of Prague - where east meets west - conscious movement teachers from different modalities will come together to dance, talk, inspire, support and resource each other.Our focus will be on Inclusion and Diversity on the Dancefloor. Through themes including race, disability, ethnicity, power and privilege, we will explore this rich terrain and explore practical ways to promote inclusion and diversity in conscious dance classes and communities. We invite you to come and dance with us, resource yourself as a teacher, connect with friends old and new, share your struggles, reflections and inspiration, and connect with the International Conscious Movement Teacher’s Association!
We plan to run the gathering in an inclusive and diverse way. The building is accessible to people who use wheelchairs. We welcome hearing directly from gathering participants who have particular access or other needs - there is a section in the registration form where you can let us know what will help you participate or you can e-mail email@example.com.
Valerie Chafograck is a Soul Motion teacher based in California and founder of Dance Sanctuary. She teaches classes and workshops in the USA and among other things she presents work with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People Of Color) centered spaces. Her mission is to support racial equity and diversity in the world of conscious dance. She offers one of the most important points of view of Soul Motion: "Including the Excluded." As a woman and teacher of color, she stands for serving, uplifting, and encouraging a way towards creating liberation, social movements, and dance floors that are more integrated and unified. More info> http://www.dancesanctuary.com/about-valerie/.
Tim Foskett is a 5Rhythms© Teacher and Psychotherapist based in London, UK and co-founder of Loving Men (www.lovingmen.org). He has worked on social justice, diversity and inclusion projects relating to race, sexuality, gender, disability and socio-economics for more than 30 years, in a variety of roles, including manager, teacher, therapist and trainer. More info www.timfoskett.com
Lynn Campbell is a Movement Medicine teacher and a member of ICMTA. Lynn teaches yoga and trained as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and as a teacher for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities - (SEND)
She currently manages a project in the North of England called Arts Connect. This work listens to young people with SEND and finds out about ways they would like to get more involved in art and dance. The work involves training, consulting with families to find out about barriers to inclusion and dancing a lot with young people with and without SEND co-creating moving spaces together.
Christian de Sousa and Mark Agyepong-Brown have spent years working together on the intersection of movement, cultural identity and inclusion. They were amongst the founding members of the dancingTao collective, which holds a large dance community in London and recently led All In Movement, a year-long Erasmus-funded European project exploring movement practice and social inclusion.
Christian is a movement teacher trained in 5Rhythms, Movement Medicine and supporting modalities. He follows an integrative approach to practice, teaching and community-building. He’s also an artist.
Mark has a background in ‘Education, Culture and Society’ and is a dance practitioner, facilitator and researcher who has recently embarked on a Ph.D. project investigating movement practices with vulnerable young people as a means to explore alternative masculinities.
They trained together in Processwork/Worldwork facilitation.
We are in the process of confirming details with these contributors. As a result, the programme and contributors to the gathering may be subject to change.