Observation Week – See Photos
Mar20

Observation Week – See Photos

Magical Moments during Observation Week March 15th – March 19th Integrity Of Self MovementArts (ISMA) Exhibition Week was an exciting time for the children to show and share their class with parents, grandparents, and siblings.   It was a fun time for all … Each ISMA Class has exhibitions scheduled twice a year, where family and friends come to see and cheer the children on. These special guests get to be participants in the little one’s education.      ...

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Japan Experienced ISMA – 2016
Nov29

Japan Experienced ISMA – 2016

More Than 350 Students in Japan Experienced ISMA Integrity Of Self MovementArts (ISMA) had a great trip and a successful 2nd annual teaching in Japan.  This year in addition to teaching at the Wakayama Top Wellness Center as we did last year; ISMA expanded it’s teaching to include classes at two elementary schools, Nagata Sho Gakko and Nakagishi Sho Gakko; and at Hiyori Studio/Cafe. Master June Idrissa and Derrick D’Mojah Sensei  with Nagata Sho Gakko students after their ISMA Class. Nagata Sho Gakko students performing a side lunge in their ISMA Class. ISMA’s first classes this year were a private adult group class, and a private solo class conducted at the Hiyori Studio/Cafe. A versatile venue that accommodates small group classes and converts to a cafe during particular hours of the day. Next was a series of six ISMA Classes. Two classes were taught at Nagata Elementary School, one for the 5th graders and a second for the 6th graders.  Four classes were taught at Nakagishi Elementary School for the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.  The 3rd graders were away on a school trip the day of the ISMA Classes.   All of the ISMA Classes at the elementary schools were taught by Master June Idrissa and Derrick D’Mojah Sensei, who is also the English teacher of the 5th and 6th graders.  Teachers and administrators at the schools also participated and assisted in the ISMA Classes. Nakagishi Sho Gakko students going downward in a Spine Roll. Master June Idrissa with Ayako Fukunaga Sensei and three young students after their ISMA Class. Master June Idrissa pointing the feet of a student while she is nicely balancing on her pelvis. The final series of ISMA Classes took place at Wakayama Top Wellness Center.  They included a children’s class and three adult classes.  Ayako Fukunaga, ballerina, translated and assisted. ISMA thoroughly enjoyed this 2nd year of teaching in Japan, and is very pleased to have reached over 300 elementary school students. ISMA is looking forward to it’s 3rd Annual Teaching in Japan in 2016. The ISMA extended family having lunch at a Jamaican restaurant in Japan. Master June Idrissa took some time off to make a glass at the Kirameki Glass...

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(this) IS-MovementArts .com
Jun02

(this) IS-MovementArts .com

Check out our photo gallery. With each picture, know that this Is-MovementArts.com

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Teaching ISMA In Japan – 2014
Jul11

Teaching ISMA In Japan – 2014

A Truly Special Experience: Fulfilling and Nourishing to the Spirit. I conducted Integrity Of Self MovementArts Classes at Top Wellness Center, in Wakayama, Japan in the summer of 2014. Three classes were designed for adults and two designed for children. Most of my student were Japanese, many spoke very little English. I  also had one student from Australia and two from the United States. I  had the assistance of a translator, Ayako Fukunaga, whose professional dance background helped her to go beyond the translation of the words. Like me, she embodied the movement expressed by the words. The translator for my final class, Shima Kinoshita, also had a strong dance background. When Labanotation, the written language of movement, was introduced to the class, it was wonderful to observe everyone starting from the same point. All learning this new language together. Everyone reading and performing the movement  from the written score. It clearly demonstrated that Labanotation truly is a universal language. The words that come to mind when I think about my experience teaching ISMA Classes in Japan, and the responses I received from the students in my ISMA Classes are: Appreciation, Fun, Satisfying, Gratifying, Team Building, Oneness, Openness, Expanding, Rejuvenating ~~~ Much Respect and Admiration for our Incredible Movement...

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