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Patricia Bardi is a dance-voice artist, improvisational performer, choreographer & bodywork specialist.

Born in New York and based in Amsterdam, she teaches and performs throughout Europe and USA and maintains a private practice working with children and adults. She is a founding member of the School for Body-Mind Centering (USA) and Chisenhale Dance Space in London and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.

Her certification program in VMI Somatic Practice combining Vocal Dance, Voice Movement Integration & Vital Movement Integration Bodywork is centered in Amsterdam.

  • The certification program is recognized by ISMETA – International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.
  • The program is professionally accredited by the KTNO as a full HBO college level training as natural health practitioner licensed by the BATC for health insurance coverage. It has been audited & approved by the CRKBO as a European professional educational program & continues to be BTW free.

She has developed and taught Organ Rebalancing, an advanced natural health practitioner training for professional healthcare practitioners and manual therapists at numerous holistic health institutes including Dr. Rudolf Merkel M.D.’s School for Cranial Sacral Osteopathy in Zurich. Organ Rebalancing is accredited by the KTNO ( and recognized as a postgraduate HBO professional training by the LVNG, VBAG and BATC- natural health practitioner professional associations in the Netherlands.

She has conducted research in India on North Indian vocal music and has toured extensively presenting her work at international festivals, universities and theater schools throughout Europe, North America and India. She has received a London Arts Choreographer Award.

Bardi has collaborated with many dancers, actors, musicians and poets on vocal dance pieces. Most recently, she collaborated with Felicity Provan on a dance/music performance at the Bimhuis Music & Dance Series. Amsterdam. She has performed Tangle – a tapestry of story, rhythms, dialogue and gesture with London pianist Alex Maguire and Coalescence with Makoto Matsushima, principal player with an internationally acclaimed Tokyo dance theater company.

In 1987, she founded the annual The Rocca Project in Tuscany, Italy. She has been on the faculty of New York University’s Department of Experimental Theater and the School for New Dance Development and presented her work on Vocal Dance at the ‘Giving Voice International Festival’ at the Centre for Performance Research in Wales.

Her experience includes dance studies in New York with Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton, Nancy Meehan and Daniel Nagrin and theater in Europe with Eugenio Barba (Odin Theater) and Zigmond Molik (Polish Laboratory Theater). She has trained in Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation (Upledger Institute, USA) and has practiced physical repatterning for over twenty years.

For more information please contact:
Patricia Bardi Courses
VMI Center
De Roos van Dekamaweg 3
1061 HR Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)6 246 17853

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