Cynthia Roses-Thema (USA)

Workshop Presentation
"Unlocking Tensegrity with Pressing Flair"
Cynthia Roses-Thema
Cynthia Roses-Thema educates, writes and performs creative inquiry into movement, writing, and language. Her doctoral research became her first book, Rhetorical Moves. Dr. Roses-Thema was a principal ballerina with Chicago and Cincinnati Ballet Companies were she created over sixty roles. As a professional writer, Dr. Roses-Thema was a dance critic for the Sarasota Herald Tribune, and a contributing writer to Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Pointe, and the International Encyclopedia of Modern Dance.  Currently Dr. Roses-Thema is a senior lecturer at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts teaching online in the School of Dance. 
Workshop Overview
Section one - Exploring the Icosahedron

The icosahedron is the model for tensegrity in the body. Movement explorations of this twenty-sided triangular figure will provide an embodied understanding of the tensegretic model. 
Section Two - The Big +

Tensegrity is about experiencing complimentary opposites in the body during movement. This section of the workshop will utilizing Pressing Flair to work the body by sensing the complimentary opposites of both push and pull during movement.
Section Three - Accessing the Tensegretic Hubs

The scapulae and sacrum are tensegretic hubs in the body. In this section of the workshop Cynthia Roses-Thema, Ph.D. will demonstrate how Pressing Flair increases kinesthetic awareness of these areas and maintains connection to both centers in the body.