2019 Somatics Festival Archive

by Paula Sager

a life of emptying the self over + over…

Janet Adler
Andrea Olsen, Janet Adler, Nancy Stark Smith, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen / photo by Robert Tobey

I am delighted to share news of a wondrous on-line site dedicated to last fall’s Somatic Festival celebrating Janet Adler, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and Nancy Stark Smith. The site hosts a generous bounty of photos, dance, film, drawings, as well as video of festival workshops and panel conversations—all fruits of the extraordinary embodied inquiry and practices developed by these women with their students and collaborators.

Somatics Festival 2019

In the following link (scroll down to video), Janet, founder of the Discipline of Authentic Movement, can be seen speaking to students, many of whom worked with her when she lived in New England through the 70s & 80s and later in the 90s when she would return from California to teach.


Intimacy & Emptiness: The Evolution of the Inner Witness in the Discipline of Authentic Movement


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