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In this workshop we will focus and play with different pathways of movement – going up, down, speeding up, or slowing down to feel all the small changes in each body part.
We will venture into the unknown parts of our body, going into the unknown parts of movement and welcome as well unknown encounters with other bodies to see what sort of new dances can happen.
By the end of the workshop you might realize that these unknown new lifting pathways in spherical space is now known to your muscle memory and are now part of your vocabulary.
We invite to join us for this weekend in Porto and to keep an open mind and body for whatever will arise from the dance itself.
Time table –
November 3rd 16:00-18:30
4th and 5th Nov 10:30-17:30
120 euro per person
90 for people who bring a friend (come together and each pay 90 euro)
Here is a short video from our previous workshops
– Above average income: €185
– Normal income: €170
– Low income / Students: €155
The beautiful studio Belcampo Loft – Hannie Dankbaarpassage 33, in front of the Film center in De Hallen in Amsterdam.
5th Jan (10:30-17:30)
6th Jan (10:30-17:30)
7th Jan (12:45- 19:30)
The beautiful studio Mirror Center – Ter Gouwstraat, Amsterdam. 3 minutes walk from Amsterdam Muiderpoort train station
27th Jan (10:30-17:30)
28th Jan (12:45-19:30)
29th Jan (09:30-16:15)
Tension, Intention, Attention, Extension
Tension – How does our body move? what mechanism and physical forces drive our muscles? and how can we play with the tonus of our body? what intention do we give to our muscles and movement and how does it change it.
Intention – Our will to move, direction chosen, speed decided. Our intention is the driving force for movement manifestation in the body, yet how much of it are we aware of at any specific time and how much is “just” a reflex, or a pattern that the body has acquired over the years without giving it the proper attention.
Attention – Finding the gap between Intention to Tension, the moment where our will become physical body movement. By adding awareness to our will we can create attentive movement that is not merely a reflex to an outside signal. Our attention can go inside the body, to our partner and even far into the extended surroundings.
Extension – Spreading the limbs to the far ends of the Kinesphere, and our movement to the far end of space. Extension is one of the most used qualities in Contact Improvisation, we use it when we reach high over our partner, or when we reach down towards the ground. Despite the strong physical movement to the far edges of our body’s kinesphere, when a “full and true” extension is being made we try to stay with the minimum amount of tension in our body as possible.
Learning how to do that requires all of our attention and intention.