Dance Visual Arts Skating Awareness Training Wiseman Technique

Wiseman Technique
A physical training technique that facilitates awareness, strength and flexibility.

Following his work with Ballet Horizons, Wiseman joined the Staatstheater in Darmstadt Germany in 1973, where he was Ballet Master for the Tanztheater and Opera Ballet.
It was during this time that the Wiseman Technique was conceptualized. He developed and tested it there with international dancers, one of whom, Evan Jones, went on to teach this technique in his native Brisbane Australia.

Lessons in
Wiseman Technique
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Let gravity do the work - article by Renee Doruyter, The Province Lifestyles, 1980
"We take advantage of the fact that every voluntary movement of the body can be reversed," Wiseman says "The muscle contracts or relaxes, and both produce movement. One is active, working against gravity; the other is passive... There is also resultant movement, the shift in the passive part of the body when making an active movement. By eliminating any blockage of energy, and all stress and strain, the body becomes more efficient. ...I look at what I do as the physical part of meditation."

Wiseman's technique now on ice - article by Gordon McIntyre, The Province Sports, December 11, 1998
Padam Wiseman trained and toured with the National, Royal Winnipeg and Royal ballets. He has a technique named after him for training figure skaters and ballet dancers, the Wiseman technique. A sculptor, he was commissioned to make 2 bronze statues of Rudolph Nureyev,(1 - 2) in St. Petersburg - two of four in the likeness of the great Russian ballet star that grace the beautiful baroque capital of the Czars. But the biggest kick the 62 year old West Ender gets these days is lacing on his figure skates. "I wandered by the West End Community Centre like so many people do and saw something I liked," said Wiseman, a native of Unity Sask. "I skate every day now." It's a long road from the Saskatchewan town to the West End, through tours of Russia with the ballet to teaching dance to sculpting. "I had a Russian mother and she encouraged me to dance as a kid," he said. "And then I found out dancing existed as a profession and that was all I needed."

on video with online Instruction Manual