Somatics and Performance

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Somatics and Performance

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Music (BA), Music Performance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Rationale and Purpose of the Module: 
    This module will provide each student with the opportunity to continue to develop skills to research and develop an informed and intelligent approach to own specific technical needs so they can develop healthy and sustainable practices in preparation for performance; it will also provide the opportunity to develop skills and confidence to create innovative new models for performance; students will specialise in creating a project within a specific context and begin to focus on their preferred options for professional practice. This is particularly focused on the development of final performance programmes

    Students will attend workshops during which they will study how somatic practices can support them in developing an enhanced awareness of embodied movement. These workshops will be based on principles drawn from practices such as Pilates, Yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique Body-Mind Centering and T'ai Chi. Students will be required to use these methodologies to develop and extend their performance practice.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.