Wolf Lecture Slated for February 25

February 13, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Samantha Basford Damoulakis and Russell Hall will visit the University of Mount Union on Tuesday, February 25 to speak about the Feldenkrais Method of injury prevention. The lecture will take place at 11:15 a.m. in the rehearsal hall of Cope Music Hall.

A reception will be held following the lecture.

The Feldenkrais Method was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais to improve range of motion, flexibility and coordination. Because of their contrasting backgrounds, Damoulakis’ in ballet and Hall’s in physical therapy, they are able to connect with a large number of audience members in order to explain the many applications of Feldenkrais. Both completed four years of study and are Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners.

Damoulakis, a former professional ballerina, began practicing Feldenkrais at age 17. She used this method to recover from injury as well as prevent future injury, while improving her technique, artistry and coordination.

Hall, a physical therapist from 1977 to 2012, completed the Feldenkrais training program in 2001 but was first introduced to it in 1982. He works with people of all ages and needs, including equestrians, dancers, musicians and athletes.

The John and Eleanor Mincks Wolf Lecture in Music Education and English was established with gifts in 1999 and 2009 to honor the memory of John '47 and Eleanor (Mincks) Wolf. Mr. Wolf was a teacher of Music for 30 years in the Strongsville schools. Mrs. Wolf was a teacher of English and Latin and Richfield and Highland school districts. Distributions from the endowed fund are used to bring professionals in the disciplines of Music Education or English to campus.

Cope Music Hall is located on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street on Mount Union’s campus. Due to ongoing construction at the site of the new Performing Arts Complex, no on-site parking is available behind the building. Alternate parking is available on Simpson and Vincent Streets and in the Eells Art Center parking lot, as well as in other campus parking lots.

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