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This workshop is dedicated to my favorite topics in contact improvisation, and dance.
Falling Flying Trio !
We are going to explore and study sense of falling and flying, suspending – in our solo-bodies, and apply these principles into duets and trios. In order to fly, be lifted, and be light, and to lift – we need to make friends with falling. In order to go up, you need first to go down. Using forces of momentum, suspension, inertia, swing and bounce we can create easy and effortless lifts
and weight-shifts through space.
Fun ! Inspiration ! New pathways ! Trust !
Fall, Fly & Catch !
Some core thoughts and principles of the work I will be sharing :
– Spine & spirals –
The spine is an endless source of fascination and discovery. We will study how it moves- playing with the many different qualities and vast ranges of motion. Offering specific movement patterns for optimal spine efficiency. This material is very helpful for integrating pathways in the body that are useful when entering contact and also opening up new possibilities in your own body, as well as investigating principles to give ‘offerings’ and ‘invitations’ to others.
Spirals are everywhere. The whole universe moves in infinite spirals, and the body loves to move this way too. We often work with the image of the Double Helix (DNA strand) – a brilliant image for 2 spines joining in motion. Spirals are efficient and effective. They can generate power or dissipate energy, build momentum and inertia in any plane or level of motion and transition easily between levels. Opening up the many possibilities of multidirectional movement and entering to the backspace. The more we research spirals in our dance, the more we find.
Together we will cultivate a deeper awareness of listening, breathing, giving, receiving, and timing.
A practice of un-doing. Releasing to re-learn.
Through slowing down and taking more time, we sink into the deeper tissues that move slower than the muscles. Feeling the sliding of fascia, the rolling of the organs, the flowing of liquids through the body. Then, when we enter physical connection with another body we have a softer body tone, allowing greater sensitivity and awareness.
From this place we will use specific exercises to explore tools that are helpful to work in contact such as; sharing weight, center-to-center, leaning and supporting, and rolling point of contact. Also using ideas around momentum, suspension, inertia & falling. To find effortless ways into weight transfers and lifting.
Leading and following, falling and spiraling.
Technique and Poetry.
Structure and Freedom.
Playful Beings in Motion.
Here is a small taste of Vega’s last workshops
– Above average income : €210
– Normal income: €185
– Low income / Students: € 165
The beautiful studio Mirror Center – Ter Gouwstraat, Amsterdam. 3 minutes walk from Amsterdam Muiderpoort train station
2nd Sep 10:15-17:15
3rd Sep 10:15-17:15
4th Sep 10:15-17:15