Simonetta Alessandri

Class Description I Monday Night Improvisation I Monday 5 February 2018

Feldenkrais into Improvisation
Each class starts with a Feldenkrais class (Awareness Through Movement) which questions how specific movement patterns work anatomically. Through observing our own sensations and valuing our personal insights, we will identify our habits and clarify choices in order to promote efficiency and freedom. By respecting the internal logic of the body we will grow from somatic awareness towards working with larger and more complex movement that could expand also into touch. Awareness of the roots of a movement and the emergence of new possibilities gives us a reinvigorating sense of ownership and pleasure in our dancing. Through improvisational strategies we will access a more energetic physicality and a broader awareness of sharing space and time with others.


Simonetta is Italian dance artist based in London. She teaches at Trinity Laban, and Goldsmiths University and London Contemporary Dance School. Her work is informed by more than 30 years of dancing, teaching and choreographing. Her choreography has been for dance companies, student pieces, large scale opera, improvised performance, site specific and movement direction for theatre. She taught for more than 20 years in Italy and kept Contact Improvisation alive in Roma for 10 years with her classes and jams. She has been a guest teacher in Germany, Colombia, UK, Norway, Israel, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Taiwan. She obtained the Post Graduated Diploma in Choreography at London Contemporary Dance School, she is qualified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method and she holds the Teacher Certificate of the Royal Academy of Dance.