The Dance Workshop "In and out of verticality” and Showing event is presented by Raffaella Galdi/InCorpo and Urbanraum, who is generously giving hospitality to the work and making it possible.
Saturday, 11th March 2017
12:30-17:30; Workshop "In and out of verticality”
18h: free vegetarian soup
19:30h: Showing with workshop members + “Turtle” dance performance created using the principle shared within the workshop (danced by Laura Giuntoli and Lina Kukulis).
Urbanstraße 93, 1. Hinterhof, 10967 Berlin
60€ / Register before (and not after) 1st March 2017 to:
Friederike Erhart: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please write in your inscription e-mail a few lines describing your motivation and intentions regarding the work. Previous dance experience is required.
Workshop: "In and out of verticality”
My teaching offers a research laboratory which deeply focuses on “body weight shift - in and out of verticality”. It is proposed in three phases:
- training the body / working with the body
training the body / working with the body
the training not only allows the body to become open, receptive and prepared for moving, but also functions as a groundwork for the movement investigation. I will guide with my voice and physical demonstration through a sequence of exercises, using the floor and standing levels, starting very slowly and increasing the speed through out the process. For more details check the link "dance classes".
exploring is to pay attention to the act of dancing while is happening; exploring a principle is to do it through a specific task; using the previous physical preparation of “release and connection”, we will investigate the body weight shift, observing and perceiving while the movements are generated; the relationship between our body and gravity can be used playfully, because the inner relocation of body weight produces movements; how does it function from the body into space? This is the very core of the exploration; the elementary task of transferring the weight creates an ongoing motion, an ongoing transition in which being into a vertical axis and being out of it is constantly alternating; the first basic and simplest example is walking; from simplicity we will shift to complexity. This time frame also concerns asking questions and/or a verbal sharing of personal experiences.
what to do with what we notice: composing together.
There is a possible change of awareness happening by bringing the exploration (improvising while witnessing what is happening while it is happening) into composing (taking a decision, selecting, proposing). By bringing the experience of dancing from an exploration phase into composition we can deepen the knowledge of the principle; each participant will propose one or two movements and we will bring them together, in the moment, finding the connection and transition between each other; each move will be a consequence of the other. We will create together a dance variation based on the experience of “vertical-out of vertical-into vertical”. This simple idea leads to an ongoing motion in space and a clear, specific movement language.
I like to consider the work as an opportunity for observing, feeling, experiencing, exchanging, confronting and dancing with joy.
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