The UArizona Health Sciences Office of Engagement and Events presents “Shifting Pain Through Movement,” on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m., part of the Health and Humanities ‘Aging and the Arts’ series.
Co-hosted by the university's Arizona Arts division, ‘Aging and the Arts’ will stream live from The Forum at the Health Sciences Innovation Building in Tucson. The sessions in this series will explore the connections between health care, science, art, literature, music, philosophy and other cultural aspects of human society.
Each week, ‘Aging and the Arts’ will demonstrate awareness through movement with mental and physical exercises from the Feldenkrais Method, led by Andrew Belser, certified Feldenkrais instructor and director of the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona College of Fine Arts. Belser will demonstrate slow and methodical body movements that can be done at the comfort of the home while offering alternative movements for those with body movement restrictions.
Each session will be accommodated by a leading expert within Health Sciences to dive deeper into how The Feldenkrais Method® connects mind and body to wellbeing by increasing healthy function, coordination, flexibility, and rest.
Registration is required for all events. Upon registration, a confirmation email with login information and instructions will be sent.
- Tuesday, Feb. 2: Your Movement Patterns Part I: Sitting
- Tuesday, Feb. 9: Posture and Balance
- Tuesday, Feb. 16: Mental Wellbeing: Habits of Mind
- Tuesday, Feb. 23: Your Movement Patterns Part II: Walking
- Tuesday, March 2: Expanding your Physical Vision and Creative Vision
Andy comes to the University of Arizona from Penn State University where he was a professor of movement, voice, and acting. He was also the director of the Arts and Design Research Incubator, a studio laboratory where artists and designers join with scientists, writers, philosophers and others to research and create artistic projects for national and international venues. He was honored to serve as the Penn State Laureate in 2017-2018. Belser’s teaching and directing career has centered on devising new work and revisioning classics, movement forms, voice and breath work, interdisciplinary theatre approaches and solo work. He regularly directs and mentors new projects, particularly solo work, and is the director of Michelle Krusiec’s award-winning solo play 'Made in Taiwan'. He is a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner, a master teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, and creative director for the Fitzmaurice Institute.