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Unfortunately, his dance education at the Paris Opera Ballet School in the 1980s was a time when dance medicine had not yet taken shape. After experiencing chronic injuries along his career, he decided to stop compromising his health.
The positive impacts on his own body were so rapid and profound as a result of his research that he formalized a new pedagogical approach branded under the name S.A.F.E.® (Spine Advanced Functional Empowerment). SAFE® FLOOR (spine reinforcement), SAFE® BARRE (ballet and biomechanics) and GRAPHYSIOLOGY™ (concept for dance-making) are solicited by Ballets companies, dance and sport Institutes of Higher Education, in Europe and in the USA.
Alexandre Munz is a member of UNESCO International Dance Council, Honorary member of CORPS de Ballet International (Council of Organized Researchers for Pedagogical Study, USA). In 2011 he was awarded for pedagogical innovations by the French Ministry of Culture.
Alexandre Munz was Principal Soloist with the Berlin Opera Ballet, and many renowned international choreographers created dances for him. He portrayed lead roles in major choreographies, Jiří Kylián, George Balanchine, Hans Van Manen, Nacho Duato, August Bournonville, Agrippina Vaganova, Maurice Béjart, John Neumeier, Roland Petit, Lynn Taylor Corbett, Karol Armitage, Moses Pendleton, Kurt Joos, Harris Mandafounis, Molissa Fenley, Peter Schaufuss…
SAFE® is a system that provides new methodological tools to inspire interdisciplinary artistic and scientific research. This new understanding of body and movement was generated in conjunction with the fields of cognitive science, biomechanics, and neurosciences.
Over the last 11 years, Alexandre Munz has worked in close partnership with a network of educational institutions, national and international Schools, and other private dance organizations. Initially invented to self-heal from dance related injuries, his work sought connections between creativity, choreography and the scientific studies of movement and the mind. His methods uncover more about the human body intelligences involved in contemporary dance making, and ways these informations can be made available to choreographers in a useful format.
SAFE® was developed to meet the specific needs of each community : non-movers, elderly people, high-level dancers and athletes. The savoir-faire of Munz's empirical approach became widely accessible as tools for movement therapy and choreographic investigations, attacking the interest of specialists and the general public alike. Within a decade, over 50,000 participants have taken part in SAFE® classes internationally.
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