Mastering movement in music: Bucaramanga

Colombia - Bucaramanga
March 6-7, 2024

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The Mastering movement in music intensive program is designed for musicians and will focus on the concept that body movements largely occur on an automatic or subconscious level. We will discuss the practical implications of this aspect of neurophysiology for maintaining good health and enhancing musical performance. 

The workshop material will provide basic scientific principles and frameworks related to this topic and introduce techniques and applications of the Baseworks method, concentrating on the following key areas:

  • Developing an understanding of “symmetry” to lessen the effects of sustained asymmetrical postures frequently associated with playing instruments.
  • Deconstructing subconscious movement patterns, including those specific to instrument playing, and advancing spatial awareness to enhance posture, elevate movement quality, and provide the potential for individualized discovery of efficient performance habits. 
  • Examining the physical nuances of public performance, along with methods that can augment stage presence and the unique conveyance of musical interpretation.
  • Incorporating contemplative practices to go deeper into the interplay between musical practice, personal interpretation, and expression. This includes the introduction of Baseworks methodologies intersecting with facets of transpersonal psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatics.

Who is it for
This two-day workshop is designed for musicians who are open to employing unconventional learning strategies to deepen their understanding of how technical skills mesh with physical body conditioning and the expressive aspects of performance.

March 6-7, 2024
Wed (March 6) 9 am – 12 pm
Thurs (March 7) 9 am – 12 pm

This event will be conducted in English, with professional Spanish interpretation.

With the support of MUKTI Espacio Vivo, the Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga UNAB (Autonomous University of Bucaramanga) has exclusively organized this workshop for its undergraduate and postgraduate music students and it’s not open for general admission. However, if you are a musician interested in attending, please complete the form below. We’ll do our best to make arrangements for you.

[event] Musician Workshop Participation Request Form
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Autonomous University of Bucaramanga: Salón de Ingeniería
Av. 42 #48 – 11, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia


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Asia Shcherbakova

Asia holds a Master of Science in Human Genetics and a Ph.D. in Biotechnology. She has been involved in projects related to the effects of stress on learning and memory, and alongside her research and development for Baseworks, she is now studying the pro-cognitive effects of medium-chain triglycerides. As Baseworks partner and co-developer her mission is to map the method applications onto known neurobiological mechanisms to improve the method’s efficacy and “translate” the pioneering applications, charting them back onto common categories in exercise physiology, other movement practices, and everyday life.

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Patrick Oancia

Patrick comes from a background as a competitive athlete and musician. In 2003, he founded the Tokyo studios, JayaDojo and YogaJaya, gaining recognition for the diverse programming offered over 2 decades to thousands of students. He developed the Baseworks Method, combining continuous learning with standardized teaching in movement & perception education. His approach as an educator integrates physical training with creative and intellectual skill building based on intuition and adaptability. He conducts global seminars and collaborations to advance movement education & effective development, leveraging technology for broader educational access and idea sharing.

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