The Emerging Body: Moving with Life
Friday to Sunday, April 5th-7th, 2024
With Kirstie Simson, Bruno Caverna, and Patrick Cassidy
Come and join us for an exploration of the intelligence of the body in movement. We are hosting three innovative and inspired facilitators: Kirstie Simson, Improvisational dance professor, Bruno Caverna, Play Fight founder, and Patrick Cassidy, Aikido 6th dan. We invite you to participate in a weekend event in the beautiful region of the Swiss Riviera, in the city of Montreux. The theme for the weekend is “The Emerging Body”. We will be opening a moving investigation of ourselves in relationship with another. The investigation will be in the areas of creativity, healing, wisdom, power and compassion. Come and join us for an exploration without boundaries where everyone with a body is welcome.
Limited to 60 participants
- Fri 19h – 21h30
- Sat 10h30-12h30 14h30 – 18h30
- Sun 10h30 – 14h00
Collège d’Etraz, Rue d’Etraz 5, Montreux, Switzerland
Going deeper: Who am I?
Monday, April 8, 2023
We have included a special event following our weekend for a deeper inquiry into the nature of who we are. We will be including contemplation, movement, meditation, and dialogue as ways to open a channel for a deeper experience of self in all of its dimensions.
Kirstie, Bruno and Patrick will collaborate together to co-create an event that can transport everyone together.
Limited to 30 participants (priority will be given to weekend workshop participants)
Aikido Montreux, Rue Industrielle 22bis, Montreux, Switzerland
Fee for the events
Fee for weekend event
Early registration (before Jan 31) 170 CHF, (after Jan 31) 200 CHF
Fee for Monday event
Early registration (before Jan 31) 80 CHF, (after Jan 31) 110 CHF
For Both Events
Early registration (before Jan 31) 230 CHF, (after Jan 31) 290 CHF
Patrick Cassidy has been practicing Aikido, Meditation and Yoga for over 40 years. Living in Japan for 7 years and travelling through India, Nepal and Tibet for over 3 years, Patrick has been committed to the investigation of being and becoming. He holds a 6th degree black belt in the art of Aikido and directs a fulltime school of Aikido, Yoga and Meditation in Montreux Switzerland. He also leads a worldwide network of Aikido dojos under the banner, Evolutionary Aikido Community. He has facilitated conflict resolution programs in psychiatric hospitals for caregivers and their patients and has led leadership and team building training for numerous corporate organizations. He is also a long term practitioner of Japanese Tea Ceremony in the Ura Senke school.
Kirstie Simson has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Called «a force of nature» by the New York Times, she is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has «immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance» according to Time Out Magazine, London. Kirstie is renowned today as an excellent teacher, a captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance Improvisation. She has been professor of dance at the University of Illinois, she continues to teach and perform all over the world.
Bruno Caverna is originally from Rio de Janeiro and started practicing a vast array of physical practices at the age of 8, such as capoeira, contact-improvisation, contemporary dance, acrobatics, watsu, taiji, qi-gong and systema. Through his autodidactic nature, Bruno has been extensively researching ways of integrating elements of these diverse movement practices into a more expansive somatic understanding and training method (for dancers, movement practitioners and anyone seeking a path towards reconnecting with their body knowledge).
During his journey, Bruno has been deeply fascinated by the mysterious ways water behaves and flows in its natural environment; the water studies next to the education in watsu have become a fluid compass for his life navigation, leading him to develop Liquid Body, the foundation of his movement practice. Since 1994 until now Bruno has been teaching/sharing passionately and tirelessly his life experiences with people from all walks of life in more than 30 countries. He authored Formless Arts, an umbrella and philosophical core for Play-Fight and Liquid Body practices, results of a vision that questions our crystallized concepts, while at the same time interweaving a multitude of disciplines and tribes through a common thread.