Are you new to this work? Interested in your body knowledge and moving from an embodied place? Are you a professional interested in the body and its poetry? Come and meet the work of ELAP Center! These are the classes that you can join or try out. We love to meet you in the work! 🙂

Tuesday 19.00 o'clock


In this 3 hour weekly training we focus on the performative body by integrating knowledge from somatic dance practices. Our practice is rooted in real time composition, improvisation, principles from BMC, experiential anatomy, CI and movement research.
Through hands-on exploration exercises focused on it's manifestations in space and time we learn to articulate our dance while keeping our body-mind present and available. Through embodiment practice we can tap into our imagination and musicality in movement.

This practice is transdisciplinary in it's core: we learn to understand the organicity of things and the continuity of material f.e. when movement becomes an image or sound becomes movement. The doing, witnessing and reflecting is crucial in these classes to gain a deeper understanding of this layering and complexity in composition.
In these trainings we practice real time composition. Musicians can bring their instruments and sometimes we practice with objects and materials.

This training is open for movers that wish to commit to this work and are ready to integrate somatic knowledge within a performative context.

€ 950,- / € 95,- p/m HKU students € 1030,- / € 103,- p/m
Wednesday 19.00 o'clock


"The body is a clear place" - Erick Hawkins

Class - open level
This 3 hour weekly class is an opportunity for movers to dive into the fundamentals of somatic movement and performance principles in an explorative and experiential way.
Within the context of integrating our body knowledge in real time composition we zoom in on specific topics to gain awareness and experience on our alignment; both body and body/mind.
We will take time to explore and embody different body systems such as the skeletal system, fluid system, fascia or a specific organ or bone.
We'll use hands-on, witnessing and reflection. When we engage and bring our 'mind' to a system this experience will inform and transform our postural habits and widen our movement vocabulary. This will give insight on our movement qualities, perceptual awareness and creative proces.
During the course of the year we will go deeper in to the fundamentals of performance: what makes a composition, when and how do we place material in space, how do we read a composition from both inside the work or as a viewer and how do we (re)direct attention?
These are questions that will be adressed by doing, watching, reflecting, writing: all starting from a somatic experience.

This training is open for movers with or without experience that wish to commit to this work by zooming in on the fundamental principles of somatics within a performative context.
The year is devided in 3 periods with each a specific focus and weight of the class:
Sept-Dec: body alignment through somatic movement
Jan-March: Movement qualities & the unfolding composition coming from a somatic experience
April-June: Performance principles & integrating somatic knowledge in a performative context

€ 950,- / € 95,- p/m HKU students € 1030,- / € 103,- p/m
10 Fridays September - November: 18.00 - 21.00 o'clock - Open level

Our Animal Body
Body-Mind Centering® somatic exploration (FULL)

Our Animal Body consists of a series of classes on Developmental Patterns from animal to human. A context to learn through experience about the evolving patterns and their own intelligence. A way to explore and become aware of our physicality and the underlying patterns.

In this Autumn Series we will continue the exploration and embodiment of human developmental patterns. As we are moving into more complex patterns, we will visit and explore underlying movement patterns. We will weave complexity from hands-on exercises to resonance in movement, voice, music.
In Our Animal Body the study and practice of developmental patterns is regularly expressed in organic organization of space and time, in which everyone is navigating accordingly to their own unfolding process.

Are you open to a deep and light exploration of your animal body?
Are you curious to travel into your body to meet your patterns activating a process of re-patterning?
These series of classes are open to all levels and to people practicing within different artistic languages.

Marisa Grande is a certified Somatic Movement Educator in Body-Mind Centering®.
Body-Mind Centering®, BMC® registered service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with permission.

€300,- when registered before Sept 1 / € 360,- when registered after Sept 1 (BTW free)