I am a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and a firm believer in the transformative powers of curiosity and creativity. I discovered the Feldenkrais Method® in 2011 and was immediately drawn to the spirit of “biological optimism” that is embodied in this unique somatic approach. In my classes, I emphasize the potential for every individual to discover new possibilities for more comfortable and joyful movement. I strive to create a safe a playful atmosphere where child-like exploration is encouraged and celebrated.
In my teaching I draw on lessons from experiences as a musical composer and improviser, immigrant rights activist, factory worker, taxi driver and student of speech language pathology. Today, I’m an enthusiast of parkour and contact improvisation. I am a co-leader of the experimental DC Movement Research group along with contemporary dancer Juliana Pongutá. I have recently danced in performances of DC choreographers Michelle Ava and Nancy Havlik.
I am the central organizer of the DC Feldenkrais Festival, a free day-long event that has been held five times since Fall 2014. I have taught classes in many local venues and made special presentations at the University of Maryland Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the Dance Educators Training Institute of the Baltimore County Public School System.
As a young person, my grandfather, David Dellinger, a prominent anti-war activist, best known as one of the defendants in the famous 1968 trial of the Chicago 8, was a hero to me. He was the first person to show me the possibility of dedicating one’s life to making the world a better place. At the turn of the millennium, I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of years playing in ensembles of National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Anthony Braxton, the first person to show me that the possibility of dedicating one’s life to uncompromising creativity. In the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, who invited all practitioners of his method to “find your own handwriting”, I have discovered a path where I can use my own creativity to make the world a better place. It is my greatest joy to help my clients (re)discover their own creative powers in order that they can also make their greatest possible contribution.
Contact: sethbdellinger [at] gmail.com / 202-460-5389