Skinner Releasing Technique, 4 morning classes Nov & Dec

Wed & Thu 27, 28 November + 4, 5 December 2019 / 10:00-12:00 / Anamorphic studio, OT301, Overtoom 301, top floor

4 classes that can be taken together or separately / €12,50 for one, €40 for all four (4 classes to be decided and paid for at first class), cash or pin possible, receipts available / these classes are open to most levels of experience; some basic sense of the body and experience in movement is helpful / small studio, small group. no registration needed but please come in time if you wish to join / if you have questions, please mail me / be welcome


Tuning into dance technique and the creative process simultaneously through the use of imagery, designed to enhance expansion and strength with efficiency and ease. 

Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT)™ is an innovative approach to dance and movement training, developed by Joan Skinner. It is designed to ease tension by promoting effortless moving and integrated dynamic alignment of the whole self. The teaching strongly draws on guided imagery and hands-on partner studies, supporting an experiential understanding of both the technical and the creative process in movement. There is an ongoing fine tuning in allowing ourselves to consciously fall into unknown creative territories. It engages many layers that are involved when we dance and create, inside as well as outside. 
Softening, noticing and allowing are some of the main areas of practice in Skinner Releasing (other than release), that support action into newness. Softening supports the releasing of strength through efficiency and responsiveness. Allowing encourages listening, to one’s own dancing first. This way we can become more available. In the technical work and in creating dances, directing and allowing are side by side, as are stillness and action, receptivity and fierceness. 

Joan Skinner says: “Letting go is a discipline”. It is a continuous practice, and so we are practising. 

SRT is different from what has come to be known under the name ‘Release Technique’ in several ways. to read more, please visit my website

photo by Sara Anke Morris / Lily Kiara, SILENT DANCES 2018

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