The Poetic Body

Much of Performing Medicine’s work is inspired by the work of the late French theatre teacher Jacques Lecoq.

Lecoq had a profound insight into the way human beings relate physically to themselves, each other and the world around them. Clearly, this is interesting in relation to medicine and questions of well-being.

Lecoq’s pedagogical vision was based on an idea that we learn through the body. His school provides an ‘education in seeing’, a precise observation and rigorous examination of how life moves and an ‘identification’ or embodiment of things in order to better understand them.

The Poetic Body workshops were created for the Anatomy Season and are led by Giovanni Fusetti, Suzy Willson and Aurelian Koch.

Through practical movement exercises, drawing and model making students considered both the anatomy of the human body and its expressive potential.