CONTEMPORARY SOMATIC DANCE
BODY AWARENESS DANCE
Body Awareness Dance classes are composed of Experiential Anatomy, Body Mind Centering, Authentic Movement and Body Work elements. Through these techniques we are discovering the miracle of our bodies and enjoy free dance.
Through “Body Awareness Dance” new connections are appearing in the body which are facilitating the development of our coordination and technical knowledge. We can find several new qualities in a body-topic that is enriching our movement culture. We are elaborating the material in free improvisation, which helps us to integrate our experiences in our dance.
This kind of work gives space for a deep connection with our partners, which is also an important aspect in a long term work in a group.
During the classes we experiment with compositional methods, try different creative strategies, making solos, duets, and group choreographies. During the process (learning from each other and teaching each other), usually starting from some improvisation, we look for the answers to the following questions:
how do I make decisions in the creative process?
what are my personal preferences for the following?
- use of space
- quality of movement
- use of body
- rhythm, speed, dynamics
- theme selection, feelings, story, editing
what inspires me?
During the work, we look at the emerging material with unbiased eyes, and by using various tools (narration, intervention, etc.), we help the formation and strengthening of perspicacity.
PHYSICAL ON STAGE
This workshop will introduce Physical Theatre Techniques applied to Contemporary Dancers & Choreographers with the aim to explore and increase their initiative and creativity and the chance to use them within a frame of an alternative production.
Theatre training based on exercises that generate creative answers from the dancers to concrete scenic issues and explore their skills and limits. The results could be subject to a deeper treatment. A work that prompts and fosters the needs from the artists and its own world possibilities as well as explores the borders between dance and theatre.
Contact Improvisation is an evolving system of movement initiated in 1972 by American choreographer Steve Paxton. The improvised dance form is based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion - gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to open to these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. Practice includes rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner.