Description of the theme:
Side-sitting, leaning on one hand, you hold one hand lifted (drooping like the wing of a dead bird) in front of your face (hand hanging down), and turn around yourself, differentiating eyes, head, shoulder girdle, but also relating the turning to the pelvis, hip joints, and down to the feet.
List of Lessons
- 25 Lessons from Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation – Lesson 20
- 25 Lessons from Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation – Lesson 21
- Amherst 1 – Week 2 – 06/17/80 AM1 – Seated and Twist Left, Part 1 [Also known as ‘Dead Bird’]
- Amherst 1 – Week 2 – 06/17/80 PM2 – Seated and Twist Left, Part 2 [Also known as ‘Dead Bird’] (Continued)
- Amherst 1 – Week 2 – 06/18/80 AM1 – Seated and Twist Left, Part 3 (Includes Swiveling)
- Amherst 1 – Week 2 – 06/17/80 PM1 – Seated and Twist Left, Part 2 [Also known as ‘Dead Bird’]
- Amherst 2 – Week 8 – 07/28/81 AM3 Sample ATM Class—Sitting: Turning, Eyes and Head Following Hand (Also known as ‘Dead Bird Lesson’)
- ATM Book Lesson 10 – Movement of the Eyes Organizes the Movement of the Body
- Awareness Through Movement Basic Series – 9. Swift Eyes Make a Smart Body
- AY041 Basic bending
- AY054 Differentiation of eyes, head, and back in twisting movements
- AY064 Tilting the head while lifting the hip
- AY094 Twisting right and left
- AY113 With the arms sideways; turning the arms
- AY146 Bending the spine while sitting in a chair
- AY221 Opposing movements in the head and shoulders, (2)-on the knees
- AY386 With the palm up, twisting
- AY420 In sitting – twisting with the eyes
- AY462 Separating the left limbs in sitting
- Franz Wurm, Der aufrechte Gang – Series 1 – 1. Koordinierung von Augen, Kopf und Rumpf
- LT01 Turning while sitting
- MM07 The Movement of the Eyes Organizes the Movement of the Body
- SF1 – Week 1 – 18 June – Sitting, turning around yourself with you hand like a dead bird
- SFEC Notes – 3. Classic rotation sitting
- SFEC Public Workshop – Vol. 2 – 5. Easier Turning
- SFEC Public Workshop – Vol. 3 – 11. Advanced turning
- Vancouver 1973 – Art Gallery (16 August 1973) – 4. Side-sit, Twisting (Dead bird lesson)
- WoM1 Improving Your Turning, Part 1
- WoM2 Improving Your Turning, Part 2
- People sometimes find it tiring to keep holding up the ‘dead bird’ arm – so I invite them to put that hand on their (opposite) shoulder. I them give them two things to try out as they turn to the side.
- 1) if they keep the hand on the shoulder as they turn, it helps them to feel the necessity of taking that shoulder back as they turn (rather than keeping the shoulder fixed in space, which would limit the turning potential). This can also be helped by suggestions to let the elbow bend, or to move the supporting hand to a more comfortable position.
- 2) as they turn, sliding their hand and then forearm further back over their shoulder (if they can) to reach behind.
- In addition, if people have weak wrists, I suggest they rest on their forearm instead of their hand (with a cushion under if it makes it more comfortable) for part of the session. — Darien Pritchard
- Discuss key variants here
- Insert relevant resources here
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