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Céline Gimbrère experienced the first layers of Authentic Movement in workshops and retreats guided by Constance Cook and Kedzie Penfield in the 1980s and early 1990s. Céline discovered the depth of the Discipline of Authentic Movement in her meeting with Janet Adler in 1995. She became deeply fascinated by the work and has been a student of Janet’s in individual and group retreats since then.
Celine has been a consultant for movement and dance in primary education. As a choreographer, she created performances with non-professional dancers. She was director of the school for dance improvisation at the Theaterschool in Amsterdam from 1992 – 1995. From 2004 – 2011, she worked at the International Criminal Court at The Hague as a Senior Support Assistant of the Victims and Witnesses Unit where she worked for victims of the conflicts in Darfur, Congo, and Kenya.
Since 1995, in her private studio in The Hague, the Netherlands, and since 2019 also in her small studio in the French countryside, Céline receives individuals and small groups interested in the practice and study of the Discipline of Authentic Movement. She offers supervision in the discipline for those who use Authentic Movement in their practice and/or their personal creative work. She focuses on all aspects of working with and practicing the Discipline of Authentic Movement. Céline also offers individual and small group retreats in The Netherlands and France.
Celine is a dance improvisation teacher, psychomotor therapist, and body-oriented psychotherapist. Since 2008 she has been teaching the Discipline of Authentic Movement in the Master program for Dance Therapy at CODARTS, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Currently Céline is interested in studying the role and the place of the silent witness in different developmental phases of the Discipline of Authentic Movement.
Céline Gimbrère has a Master’s degree in Educational Dance, a post-graduate degree in Psycho-motor Therapy and a post-graduate degree in Body-Oriented Psychotherapy (Amsterdam).
Her book “Out of Silence,” (2006) offers poetic and visual impressions from her personal work in Authentic Movement and from the performances she created in the same period of time.