Platform of Contemporary Dance 2020 - CREATIVE REFLECTIONS

Embodied Memory: Therapeutic approaches with art – 2nd part

professional conference

Embodied Memory: Therapeutic approaches with art – 2nd part

The formation of our memories is influenced by various factors such as personality, cognitive abilities,  stress, attentiveness to detail, additional associations and suggestions from other people. Plato's original epistemology presents memory as memory of inherited knowledge. A type of pantry for the soul. Art makes it possible for us to transform memory into symbolic and aesthetic forms. The exploration of memories is the space that offers the depiction of memory in all forms: through the body, senses, perceptions, in its performativity, music, visualizations, etc.
At these professional lectures and workshops, with the invited guests we will explore, question, discuss, experience, and learn about various therapeutic effects.


10.00 – 11.30
Maria Keck: Ancestral Rhythm and Memory in Music and Body, workshop

The workshop intends to investigate the influence of vibrational sounds, instruments and rhythms on the participants, reaching out to ancient traditions, musical cultures, and the sound and usage of the human voice itself.
Searching for the core of our impulses in the shape of movements, we will mobilize our deep, instinctive sound, voice and dance connected to the hidden memories in our bodies.

Taught by: Maria Keck, choreographer, dancer, music therapist and dance teacher

Maria Keck completed her degree as a modern choreographer at the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest, Hungary, and earned a Masters degree in Dance Therapy at the University of Alcalá in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. She has developed her own therapeutic approach which is influenced by sound therapy and the roots of different dance techniques, such as traditional circle dances, flamenco, and gipsy dances.

Jasmina Ferček: The Power of Textiles, lecture and workshop

In the lecture, Jasmina Ferček will present her experience in using textiles as a medium within her work in which she uses elements of Art as Aid. This will be followed by a lively experience of a dialogue between textiles, creative movement, and perhaps some other artistic medium.

Taught by:  Jasmina Ferček, MFA

Textile artist and designer, Jasmina Ferček is co-founder and member of the group Oloop (2004). For 10 years she has been connecting design with socially engaged content, leading art campaigns aimed at audience participation, as well as creative support groups for various groups of women.
She is currently completing her studies in Art as Aid, whereupon she explores the power of textiles and textile handicrafts within art therapy practices.

break for lunch

Embodied Memory, plenary discussion and conclusion of conference, lead by Alenka Vidrih, Ph.D., Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana

Maria Keck <em>Photo: Daniel Biljarszki</em>
Maria Keck Photo: Daniel Biljarszki
Jasmina Ferček
Jasmina Ferček
Alenka Vidrih
Alenka Vidrih

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