UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
photos ©Jamie McHugh
Earth Matters: Ecosomatics in the Anthropocene
Hosted by Jamie McHugh, MSMT
First conversation with guests
Martha Eddy, MSME/T and Satu Palokangas, MSME/T
Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 9th – 9am PT, 12pm ET, 6pm CET
“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” – Edward Abbey, Earth First! Founder
It goes without saying: Earth matters! Without a viable planet, there is no living soma. This fundamental truth in the face of radical Earth disruptions is the ground for our conversations.
Curated and moderated by Jamie McHugh, these hour-long biweekly roundtables are designed to connect the ISMETA community with artists, activists, scientists, agriculturalists, philosophers, and many others dedicated to the preservation of life on Earth.
"We know enough of our own history by now to be aware that people exploit what they have merely concluded to be of value, but they defend what they love." – Wendell Berry
The initial questions are:
What can somatic movement disciplines offer to a world on fire?
What actions are you taking in your personal and professional life?
What would you like to offer to the larger ecosomatic movement?
Besides lively and engaging conversations that stimulate actionable strategies, I hope these roundtables can provide networking opportunities, resource sharing and emergent cross-disciplinary collaborations. We all hold a piece of the puzzle and can each contribute in our own unique, creative way to the mycelial network.
These online conversations, an outgrowth of the ISMETA Ecosomatics Forum, will be posted on YouTube to reach a wider audience.
This first live online gathering is for ISMETA members to encourage community participation and input. Future gatherings will be open to all.
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October Open Houses
Wednesday 11 October at
12pm Eastern Time (ET) for Asia, Europe, North America & South America
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8pm Eastern Time (ET) for Australasia, Oceania, North America & South America
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Join us for a live, interactive session to "tour" ISMETA's various resources for individual and organizational members. You will learn which membership track best serves your needs, and various ways in which you can participate in our professional community. This event is designed specifically for students and practitioners of Somatic Movement who are looking to become members of ISMETA.
The event is hosted by ISMETA’s Board of Directors, and it is offered twice on the same day to cater to the many regions of practitioners globally. Welcome to the professional home for Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists!
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PAST SPECIAL EVENTS
Open House Sessions
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 • 1-2pm CE
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 • 8-9pm ET
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Friday, May 26th at 12pm Eastern U.S. time
OPEN TO ALL
NOT MY ENEMY
A Film Screening and Artist Conversation
This Special Encore Event is a recording of select excerpts from the February 26, 2023 Live Interactive Film Screening featured Board Member Kehinde Ishangi's documentary film, Not My Enemy featuring the process and the power of using somatic methodology in processing and overcoming trauma. This Special Event was hosted by the ISMETA Somatic Arts and Education Committee.
This acclaimed film had its first United States premiere at the San Francisco Veterans Film Festival in December, and it will be shown at the Screen Dance Miami Festival and the Denton Black Film Festival this month. Directed by Ishangi and filmed by Tiffany Rhynard, the feature-length film is based on her original choreographic work “Not My Enemy” and uses embodied narrative to understand and resolve issues around the absence of her biological father and how it impacted her life. The exploration leads her to the Vietnam War and its aftermath and the effect it had on her father, her family, and her community. With the assistance of four brave Vietnam Vets and other members of her community, she uses dance as a tool for somatic healing.