FGNA – NCNN Remembering Augusta Moore
Augusta Moore Memorial Service
SUNDAY FEB 16th 12 noon – 2pm
at ODC Theater in San Francisco
at ODC Dance Commons
The Memorial will be followed by a reception
Since the event is expected to be full, it will be on FACEBOOK LIVE, so you can tune in from anywhere!
Augusta Moore was an extraordinary person – – A Professional Ballet Dancer, the Ballet Director at ODC Dance Commons in San Francisco, and a Feldenkrais practitioner® who recently passed away after her battle with cancer.
Augusta was such a gifted movement educator. Using humor, anatomy and dance knowledge, she made somatics accessible to dancers and non-dancers in the Bay Area. Movers could take her Feldenkrais class and then take her ballet class right afterward. It gave them an opportunity to directly incorporate and integrate the experiential anatomy and embodied awareness they had focused on during her Feldenkrais class into their dancing. Augusta made The Feldenkrais Method® known to the dance community the Bay Area who might have never been exposed to the method otherwise. Her approach to teaching ballet made her classes inclusive of professional, amateur, as well as injured dancers. One could go to her ballet class, knowing there was time and space to make gentle, precise shifts toward developing a clearer body map of one’s self and improve their artistry and biomechanics.
Augusta’s wit during class and her non-binary-gender neutral anatomy mapping made her class inclusive and unique. She left a legacy that provides dancers with incredible skills for self-healing and for developing greater self-respect.
Augusta Moore was such a gift to the communities she was involved in, and her influence reached way beyond those who knew her! As an exquisite dancer, teacher, and somatic educator, she brought the world of dance and the world of somatics together with simplicity, playfulness, curiosity, and grace. The contribution of knowledge she has generously offered is tremendous! We are forever grateful. We will miss you Augusta!
|In gratitude and in memory of Augusta Moore
SATURDAY, FEB 16th, 2020 12pm-4pm