Feldenkraisles - 'Back and neck' [AY 445]
Feldenkraisles 'Back and neck' [AY 445]
'Yael Davids: A Daily Practice' includes The school: a programme of thematic Feldenkrais classes and demonstrations composed by Davids in relation to works from the museum’s collection. Also, classic Feldenkrais classes are offered on Tuesday afternoons, led by Moniek Frankort and Marijke Willekens in English or Dutch and are free of charge. Visitors are invited to join the classes and attend the demonstrations.
During a Feldenkrais class, participants are guided through a series of movements. The method was developed by Moshé Feldenkrais (1904-1984) based on the principle that changing the way we move leads to a change in how we think, observe and feel.
Class Saturday 18 April
On Saturday 18 April from 11.15 untill 12.15 hr you can participate in a Feldenkrais class taught by Yael Davids (in English). The class is called ‚Back and neck [AY 445]‘ and includes artworks Bruce Nauman & stanley brouwn from the collection of the Van Abbemuseum.
The school programme was conceived by Yael Davids especially for the exhibition. It consists of seven 'chapters'. Click here to view the full programme.
Davids has developed a Feldenkrais demonstration which will be performed several times during the exhibition. The demonstration is performed by participants of Davids’ Feldenkrais groups in Eindhoven and Amsterdam and also involves works from the Van Abbemuseum collection. Click here for dates and times.
Please use the button above to make a reservation. Each class has a maximum of 20 participants. Due to limited availability, advance booking is recommended. Should the class of your choice be full, you will be notified as soon as possible.
The lesson is free and the Van Abbemuseum has free admission on Tuesday afternoon between 15 and 17 hr. Please go to the ticket desk upon arrival. Make sure you are present 10 minutes before the start of the class, which starts promptly and lasts approximately one hour and takes place in the central room of the exhibition. Please wear comfortable, warm clothes. Mats are provided but please bring your own mat if you would like. At the ticket desk there are lockers where you can store your telephone and other belongings.
During a Feldenkrais class, the teacher describes – with spoken word – a series of movements which the participants are invited to carry out (the teacher does not show the movements). The movements often use the torso muscles, such as rolling and sitting. The Feldenkrais classes are accessible for participants who are blind or partially sighted. The lessons are not accessible for deaf participants. Only the lessons on 25 and 28 April and 5 and 12 may be accessible for participants with limited mobility in the trunk.