Walk gently with feet that listen tenderly and give you strength

SOMA Festival Praha 2020 - Sunday 13:30 -15:00

Walk gently with feet that listen tenderly and give you strength* 

Our aim is to bring awareness to and response-ability for our movement through the world, whether through our feet and hands in relation to the earth, or our bodies as they move through the air. The challenge, of course, is to activate this sensitivity, while finding and feeling our strength and ability to effect movement and change in the world.

*from Walk Gently, a poem by Ann Moradian.

Corinne Marquart - Ott (FR/USA) 

Corinne Marquart - Ott is a Franco-Czech- American Registered Dance Movement Therapist based in Paris, France. After a professional dance career, Corinne earned a Masters in Dance Movement Therapy from City University of London/Laban Center London (2002), also previously having studied Dance Movement Therapy in Prague's first training group (1997-1999) which she helped establish, with Dr. Miriam Berger, Judith Bunney, and Janet Kaylo, CMA.

She is an adjunct faculty member on the Sorbonne Art Therapy Masters since 2013 (now Paris Descartes Institut de Psychologie, Master Création Artistique), teaching theory and methods of DMT. She teaches on the Dance/movement therapy training program in New York at the 92Y Harkness Dance Center and in Montreal at the Centre National de Danse-Thérapie assisting Dr. Berger, and in the Czech Republic on the Tanter Dance Therapy Training Program.

Corinne has specialized in providing Dance/movement therapy to children and adolescents with a range of special needs, developmental and behavioural difficulties at Marymount International School of Paris, the International School of Paris and at the Institut Medico-Educatif for the Departement 92. She has worked with children and families in Paris area schools for 20 years. Since 2016, Corinne has been involved in arts therapy outreach in Africa with Global Alliance for Africa in Kenya and most recently, January 2020, bringing DMT to women living with HIV in Johannesburg.

Ann Moradian (FR/USA)

Ann Moradian (Perspectives in Motion, ShinGaia Yoga) is a movement artist, educator, writer and advocate for healthy ecologies. Her current research centers on interdisciplinary explorations of human becoming. A dancer and choreographer, she performed in New York City with companies including Anna Sokolow's Player's Project, Impulse Theatre & Dance and Perspectives In Motion, which she founded in 1988. Moradian holds a BA (Art & Society, NYU), a diplome universitaire (Improvisation & Creativité, Université de Lille), certificates in Systems Thinking (with Fritjof Capra) and Social Design (Gaia Foundation), E-RYT200 (Yoga Alliance), and the equivalent of a black belt in Kinomichi, an Aikido-based martial art. Co-author, with Martha Eddy, of "ChildhoodNature in Motion: The Ground for Learning" Moradian has participated in numerous conferences, including Dancing- Moving-Knowing (Columbia Global Center, Paris), The Conscious Body IV (Labodanse, Paris), Natya Kala Conference on Choreography (Chennai), and World Dance Alliance programs, where she has also served as editorial panel member. In addition to teaching for numerous institutions in Paris, she has written numerous articles for The Dance Enthusiast, and was voted "Best Yoga in Paris" in 2016.