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Presenters: Mary Price O’Connor and Dr. Selma Odom







This workshop explores solo Plastique Animeé with a group of participants, filming the end product to add to the archive of Dalcroze works.

We will work with the first three Gnossiennes by Eric Satie, Mary has drawn solo pieces from this repertoire and performed them, the restricted nature of the music reflecting the limitations we have experienced during lockdown.

The session will start off with a warm up, inviting participants to explore fully the possibilities of movement over zoom whilst using the environment and limitations of space to explore their movement vocabulary and involvement of the camera as audience.

We then explore in movement the various elements from the pieces and, as individuals draw on themes, they will each create a movement piece that is unique to them. The end result will be filmed.


A laptop will be the best way to experience the workshop. Participants will need to be dressed in clothes suitable for movement. Anyone not happy to be filmed can be a part of the creative process but for the final film will be hidden from the filming. Participants may use a wide angle lens for their laptop or other device. Participants would need to bring paper and pencils/pens/chalk to draw.

There will be a reflection of what works and participants would also gain an understanding of how to develop a Solo Plastique Animeé practice. Selma and I would like to invite participants to a follow up reflection session a few weeks after the event.

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