Claude Coldy

Claude Coldy trained in contemporary classical and jazz dance in Paris since the age of twenty. He also follows training as an actor and has taken part in various theatrical, television and cinema shows and participates in international dance festivals.

Since 1982 he has worked as a choreographer and teacher and founded the Arbalete Company of Genoa, with which he performed in Europe. In 1990 he created Sensitive Dance® with Jean Louis and Marie Dupuy, two French osteopaths.

He dedicates himself to teaching and disseminating Sensitive Dance®, mainly in Europe, conducting seminars in the studio and in nature since 1990. Since 2000 new generations of SD® teachers have been trained.

At the age of twenty, after his technology studies, he discovered dance. He became passionate and trained in Paris in contemporary dance with Francoise Saint-Thibault, classical dance with Solange Golovine and jazz with Jean Yves Casati and Matt Mattox.
On his debut as a dancer he won the Jaqueline Chaumont award, as a choreographer and performer.
He also trained as an actor and mime at the T.E.M.P. school. of Pinok and Mato, direct students of Decroux senior, founder of the French mime school, and takes part in various theatrical, television and cinema shows, participating in various international dance festivals.

Sensitive Dance® is a somatic practice that through conscious movement leads to greater knowledge of oneself, one’s body, one’s perceptions and emotions.
SD® trains body and mind to listen deeply to the body’s messages and proposes to revisit some fundamental stages of evolution through a phylogenetic path, consciously reliving various stages of the process of verticalization of the human being, in order to rediscover the meaning and potential contained in the shape and structure of our bodies.

SD® offers to deal with the unexpected responses that emerge spontaneously from the body, to welcome them and reactualize them in our relationship to the present, to understand them, transforming them into new possibilities of expression, through the experience of movement.
The dynamic development of SD® arises from sensitive listening to dance internal and external space and experience one’s own dance of the present moment which is the result of the dialogue between sensation, internal movement and their manifest expression, generating a new language.

1982

he moved to Genoa, invited to the Nervi international ballet festival, with the Of Jazz company for which he was assistant to the choreographer Gianin Loringett. With the Of Jazz company he danced for a year for the RAI production Le Regine. From this moment he dedicated himself to choreography and teaching and founded the Arbalete company of Genoa with a group of young Italian dancers, with which he performed in Europe.

He discovered a new movement of French osteopathy the “atman movement” with the osteopaths Gerard Montet, Jean Luc Gehant, Jean Louis and Marie Dupuy.

He created the Creatorio center in Grenoble – Fontaine where SD® was later born.

1986-1989

1990-1994

Created Sensitive Dance® with the collaboration of Jean Louis and Marie Dupuy.

He studied relational ecology with the psycho-sociologist and writer Jaques Salomé, and behavioural biology with the psychologist Jean Claude Badar, a student of Reich Geerd Hammer.

He experienced gestalt “the hero’s journey” with one of the fathers of modern gestalt, the American psychologist Paul Rebillot.
He organized the first in Nature seminars in the Vercors mountains, France, with a multi-environmental context formula – forest, climbing wall, stream descent and waterfall.

1996

1999-present

Expanded the series of seminars in Nature, Marine Memory, birth to the terrestrial world, which take place every year at the seaside – Basilicata, to rediscover, through a somatic and phylogenetic path, the motor functions of our body together with the relationship to the elements.
From the 1990s has been devoted to teaching and spreading SD®;
andhas been developing training cycles for artists, future SD® teachers, and somatically oriented group leaders since 2000.
Desert Nature Seminar, in collaboration with the French magazine Terre du ciel, in the Moroccan desert.
 
He Inaugurated and led the first three-year training cycle in Sensitive Dance®.

2001-2002

2004-2006

Seminar in Nature – Canada in the Haliburton nature reserve, Ontario, in collaboration with the outdoor educator Andrea dal Prà, with experience of canopy tours, trips across lakes and dance in the forest.
Seminar in Nature – Canada on the island of Quadra – British Colombia, for an experiential journey in the forest, organized in collaboration with Marina Borruso – Italian translator of Ekart Tolle.
He begun collaborating with the TETRA center in Brussels, with a first seminar in a continuous series of six-monthly meetings.
 
The series of seminars in Nature continues with the project in the Black Forest, The Vertical Being, to discover the somatic approach in the forest biotope.

2009-present

From 2009 to 2017 he collaborated with gynaecologist Barbara Grandi, director of the obstetrics department at Poggibonsi Hospital, a pioneer of the movement to humanize traditional births, hospital water births, and home births, in leading the Accompaniment of Pregnancy project.
2010 began the collaboration with the Institute of Muscular Chains, ICTGDS, Brussels, founded by Godelieve Struyf, inaugurating a continuous series of annual seminars with the collaboration of the osteopath Enrico Simonetto.

2013-present

A seminar was inaugurated every six months that offers somatic experience in the studio and in the thermal water-pool, at the Spazio Nu – Pontedera.
The collaboration with the Dimora Arobreto Theater in Mondaino began, with the first two-year training cycle in SD® dedicated to performing artists.

2015

2016-present

The collaboration with Ilaria Drago, writer, poet, playwright and director began, working on the gestural score of the creations Transhumance_elogio a perdere- Teatro Magnolfi / Metastasio Prato, Migrazioni_cambiare la fine | without borders Antigone non muore – Inbalance festival (Armunia), Viriditas_tornare vivi Teatro Magnolfi / Metastasio
He was invited to present the SD® with a seminar and a conference within the Testimonianze Ricerca Azioni festival, VIII edition, of the Akropolis Theater in Genoa.
He was invited to Canada on Vancouver Island by Patrick and Marisa Jackson, for a series of conferences and seminars introducing the practice of SD®, at the O.U.R. ecovillage.

2017-2018

2019-present

He was invited by Fabrizio and Annamaria Vitali to participate as a teacher in the Fascia Retreat symposium.
 
He continues training in Sensitive Dance® for group leaders, somatic-oriented pedagogical therapists, and also for performing artists in collaboration with the Teatro Dimora dell’Arboreto.
He was invited to collaborate with institutions such as the Teatro Dimora_Arboreto of Mondaino, CID Centro Internazionale per la Danza, ICTGDS Bruxelles, Wolfagang Universität Essen, to train a new generation of SD® artists and teachers and develop the movement in Europe.
He combines SD® studio teaching with seminar cycles in Nature, Forest, Olive Groves, Desert and the Sea, to integrate the phylogentic stages of human development, while also proposing a process of reconciliation of being with Mother Nature.

1982

he moved to Genoa, invited to the Nervi international ballet festival, with the Of Jazz company for which he was assistant to the choreographer Gianin Loringett. With the Of Jazz company he danced for a year for the RAI production Le Regine. From this moment he dedicated himself to choreography and teaching and founded the Arbalete company of Genoa with a group of young Italian dancers, with which he performed in Europe.

1986-1989

He discovered a new movement of French osteopathy the “atman movement” with the osteopaths Gerard Montet, Jean Luc Gehant, Jean Louis and Marie Dupuy.

He created the Creatorio center in Grenoble – Fontaine where SD® was later born.

1990-1994

Created Sensitive Dance® with the collaboration of Jean Louis and Marie Dupuy.

He studied relational ecology with the psycho-sociologist and writer Jaques Salomé, and behavioural biology with the psychologist Jean Claude Badar, a student of Reich Geerd Hammer.

1996

He experienced gestalt “the hero’s journey” with one of the fathers of modern gestalt, the American psychologist Paul Rebillot.
He organized the first in Nature seminars in the Vercors mountains, France, with a multi-environmental context formula – forest, climbing wall, stream descent and waterfall.

1999-present

Expanded the series of seminars in Nature, Marine Memory, birth to the terrestrial world, which take place every year at the seaside – Basilicata, to rediscover, through a somatic and phylogenetic path, the motor functions of our body together with the relationship to the elements.
From the 1990s has been devoted to teaching and spreading SD®;
andhas been developing training cycles for artists, future SD® teachers, and somatically oriented group leaders since 2000.

2001-2002

Desert Nature Seminar, in collaboration with the French magazine Terre du ciel, in the Moroccan desert.
 
He Inaugurated and led the first three-year training cycle in Sensitive Dance®.

2004-2006

Seminar in Nature – Canada in the Haliburton nature reserve, Ontario, in collaboration with the outdoor educator Andrea dal Prà, with experience of canopy tours, trips across lakes and dance in the forest.
Seminar in Nature – Canada on the island of Quadra – British Colombia, for an experiential journey in the forest, organized in collaboration with Marina Borruso – Italian translator of Ekart Tolle.

2009-present

He begun collaborating with the TETRA center in Brussels, with a first seminar in a continuous series of six-monthly meetings.
 
The series of seminars in Nature continues with the project in the Black Forest, The Vertical Being, to discover the somatic approach in the forest biotope.
From 2009 to 2017 he collaborated with gynaecologist Barbara Grandi, director of the obstetrics department at Poggibonsi Hospital, a pioneer of the movement to humanize traditional births, hospital water births, and home births, in leading the Accompaniment of Pregnancy project.
2010 began the collaboration with the Institute of Muscular Chains, ICTGDS, Brussels, founded by Godelieve Struyf, inaugurating a continuous series of annual seminars with the collaboration of the osteopath Enrico Simonetto.

2013-present

A seminar was inaugurated every six months that offers somatic experience in the studio and in the thermal water-pool, at the Spazio Nu – Pontedera.

2015

The collaboration with the Dimora Arobreto Theater in Mondaino began, with the first two-year training cycle in SD® dedicated to performing artists.

2016-present

The collaboration with Ilaria Drago, writer, poet, playwright and director began, working on the gestural score of the creations Transhumance_elogio a perdere- Teatro Magnolfi / Metastasio Prato, Migrazioni_cambiare la fine | without borders Antigone non muore – Inbalance festival (Armunia), Viriditas_tornare vivi Teatro Magnolfi / Metastasio

2017-2018

He was invited to present the SD® with a seminar and a conference within the Testimonianze Ricerca Azioni festival, VIII edition, of the Akropolis Theater in Genoa.
He was invited to Canada on Vancouver Island by Patrick and Marisa Jackson, for a series of conferences and seminars introducing the practice of SD®, at the O.U.R. ecovillage.

2019-present

He was invited by Fabrizio and Annamaria Vitali to participate as a teacher in the Fascia Retreat symposium.
 
He continues training in Sensitive Dance® for group leaders, somatic-oriented pedagogical therapists, and also for performing artists in collaboration with the Teatro Dimora dell’Arboreto.
He was invited to collaborate with institutions such as the Teatro Dimora_Arboreto of Mondaino, CID Centro Internazionale per la Danza, ICTGDS Bruxelles, Wolfagang Universität Essen, to train a new generation of SD® artists and teachers and develop the movement in Europe.
He combines SD® studio teaching with seminar cycles in Nature, Forest, Olive Groves, Desert and the Sea, to integrate the phylogentic stages of human development, while also proposing a process of reconciliation of being with Mother Nature.

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