Espressione Corporea engages elements common to all the Arts: time, space, energy and “refines intuition and stimulates creativity. With the refinement of critical thinking and sensitivity, we are better able to fully enjoy any art form, not just with the heart but also with the spirit ...”

(translated from: Susanne Martinet, The Music of the Body, 1992, Erickson)

Espressione Corporea engages elements common to all the Arts: time, space, energy and “refines intuition and stimulates creativity. With the refinement of critical thinking and sensitivity, we are better able to fully enjoy any art form, not just with the heart but also with the spirit ...”

(translated from: Susanne Martinet, The Music of the Body, 1992, Erickson)

Espressione Corporea engages elements common to all the Arts: time, space, energy and “refines intuition and stimulates creativity. With the refinement of critical thinking and sensitivity, we are better able to fully enjoy any art form, not just with the heart but also with the spirit ...”

(translated from: Susanne Martinet, The Music of the Body, 1992, Erickson)

Espressione Corporea engages elements common to all the Arts: time, space, energy and “refines intuition and stimulates creativity. With the refinement of critical thinking and sensitivity, we are better able to fully enjoy any art form, not just with the heart but also with the spirit ...”

(translated from: Susanne Martinet, The Music of the Body, 1992, Erickson)

ABOUT

Espressione Corporea is a multi-modal discipline that refines the senses and create relationships between sound, image, movement and musical language. Using the expressive arts such as movement, visual art, sound/music, writing, and theatre, it aims to foster greater awareness of others and self, stimulate creativity, and improve communication skills. It can also provide an avenue for exploring the link between the creative and the sacred, and the spiritual role of creativity and the arts.

The Espressione Corporea Project can facilitate workshops for a variety of populations, both adults and children. Workshops can be tailored to those involved in the artistic fields, those interested in contemporary spirituality or engaged in spiritual pursuits of their own, those wishing to work on communication and creative skills, those whose profession is oriented towards others, such as psychologists, teachers, educators, …and more!

ABOUT

Espressione Corporea is a multi-modal discipline that refines the senses and create relationships between sound, image, movement and musical language. Using the expressive arts such as movement, visual art, sound/music, writing, and theatre, it aims to foster greater awareness of others and self, stimulate creativity, and improve communication skills. It can also provide an avenue for exploring the link between the creative and the sacred, and the spiritual role of creativity and the arts.

The Espressione Corporea Project can facilitate workshops for a variety of populations, both adults and children. Workshops can be tailored to those involved in the artistic fields, those interested in contemporary spirituality or engaged in spiritual pursuits of their own, those wishing to work on communication and creative skills, those whose profession is oriented towards others, such as psychologists, teachers, educators, …and more!

Some basics of “The Espressione Corporea Project” include

Rhythmic sense through time, space, and energy

Using the four elements of relativity in exploring and creating art: Time (pulse/meter, rhythm) Space (line/direction, level) and Energy (dynamics), Matter (shape, relationships)

Breath and Body Connection

Proprioception of breathing, inhalation/exhalation, expressive potential of vocal sounds, relationship between vocal sound, graphic signs and movement, text and movement relationship

Improvisation (Vocal, Visual and Movement)

Creating expressive themes, creative potential within a limitation

Connecting the Arts

Ekphrastics and explorations that relate one artistic discipline to another

Creative Analysis

Developing a critical sense, personal form and style

Some basics of “The Espressione Corporea Project” include

Rhythmic sense through time, space, and energy

Using the four elements of relativity in exploring and creating art: Time (pulse/meter, rhythm) Space (line/direction, level) and Energy (dynamics), Matter (shape, relationships)

Breath and Body Connection

Proprioception of breathing, inhalation/exhalation, expressive potential of vocal sounds, relationship between vocal sound, graphic signs and movement, text and movement relationship

Improvisation (Vocal, Visual and Movement)

Creating expressive themes, creative potential within a limitation

Connecting the Arts

Ekphrastics and explorations that relate one artistic discipline to another

Creative Analysis

Developing a critical sense, personal form and style

Some basics of “The Espressione Corporea Project” include

Rhythmic sense through time, space, and energy

Using the four elements of relativity in exploring and creating art: Time (pulse/meter, rhythm) Space (line/direction, level) and Energy (dynamics), Matter (shape, relationships)

Breath and Body Connection

Proprioception of breathing, inhalation/exhalation, expressive potential of vocal sounds, relationship between vocal sound, graphic signs and movement, text and movement relationship

Improvisation (Vocal, Visual and Movement)

Creating expressive themes, creative potential within a limitation

Connecting the Arts

Ekphrastics and explorations that relate one artistic discipline to another

Creative Analysis

Developing a critical sense, personal form and style

THE PROJECT'S DIRECTOR

“While Espressione Corporea, in its purest form, seeks to explore movement in relation to forms of artistic expression, I have found it effective in deepening the understanding of areas outside of the formal arts. This connection to ‘non-arts’ has been a prominent force in my pedagogical and creative work, and stems from my background as a Chemistry/Theatre major, as well as my experience in Seminary and my work in Expressive Arts and Healing.

Espressione Corporea provides new insights to areas such as the humanities, sciences, and math, as well as spirituality. Through the use of the imagination and critical thinking, Espressione Corporea generates a framework within which active experiences and innovative techniques can be developed, fostering a fresh approach to historical, spiritual, scientific, sociocultural and artistic contexts.”

LORETTA FOIS BIO

THE PROJECT'S DIRECTOR

“While Espressione Corporea, in its purest form, seeks to explore movement in relation to forms of artistic expression, I have found it effective in deepening the understanding of areas outside of the formal arts. This connection to ‘non-arts’ has been a prominent force in my pedagogical and creative work, and stems from my background as a Chemistry/Theatre major, as well as my experience in Seminary and my work in Expressive Arts and Healing.

Espressione Corporea provides new insights to areas such as the humanities, sciences, and math, as well as spirituality. Through the use of the imagination and critical thinking, Espressione Corporea generates a framework within which active experiences and innovative techniques can be developed, fostering a fresh approach to historical, spiritual, scientific, sociocultural and artistic contexts.”

LORETTA FOIS BIO

THE PROJECT'S DIRECTOR

“While Espressione Corporea, in its purest form, seeks to explore movement in relation to forms of artistic expression, I have found it effective in deepening the understanding of areas outside of the formal arts. This connection to ‘non-arts’ has been a prominent force in my pedagogical and creative work, and stems from my background as a Chemistry/Theatre major, as well as my experience in Seminary and my work in Expressive Arts and Healing.

Espressione Corporea provides new insights to areas such as the humanities, sciences, and math, as well as spirituality. Through the use of the imagination and critical thinking, Espressione Corporea generates a framework within which active experiences and innovative techniques can be developed, fostering a fresh approach to historical, spiritual, scientific, sociocultural and artistic contexts.”

LORETTA FOIS BIO

HISTORY

Espressione Corporea, as an educational discipline, was created by Patricia Stokoe (1929-1996) in the sixties in Argentina. Stokoe was a graduate from the Royal Academy of Dance in London and was inspired by Jacque Dalcroze, Rudolph Laban, Isadora Duncan, Moshe Feldenkrais and the Eutony of Gerda Alexander.

Stokoe was the founder of the Argentine Academy of Body Expression-Dance, now known as Kalmar-Stokoe Academy. She developed methods that facilitated the search for movement and expression with personal meaning and the idea of joyful play and imagination.

HISTORY

Espressione Corporea, as an educational discipline, was created by Patricia Stokoe (1929-1996) in the sixties in Argentina. Stokoe was a graduate from the Royal Academy of Dance in London and was inspired by Jacque Dalcroze, Rudolph Laban, Isadora Duncan, Moshe Feldenkrais and the Eutony of Gerda Alexander.

Stokoe was the founder of the Argentine Academy of Body Expression-Dance, now known as Kalmar-Stokoe Academy. She developed methods that facilitated the search for movement and expression with personal meaning and the idea of joyful play and imagination.

LORETTA FOIS
Artist, Teacher, Choreographer

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