OPEN CLASS WEEK JANUARY 23 & 24
Are you interested in moving from an embodied place?
For only €20,- you can try both 3 hour trainings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Come at the OPEN CLASS WEEK!
Tuesday 19.00 o'clock
SOMATIC MOVEMENT & REAL TIME COMPOSITION
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.€ 103,- / € 95,- p/m HKU students
Wednesday 19.00 o'clock
SOMATIC MOVEMENT & PERFORMANCE PRINCIPLES
"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
9 Fridays April – May: 18.00 – 21.00 0’clock
Our Animal Body
Body-Mind Centering® somatic exploration
Our Animal Body is a regular series of classes on Developmental Movement and Embryology.
It travels from the vibration and cellular awareness to the increasingly complex organisation of prevertebrate and vertebrate patterns. It offers an experiential practice to explore pathways in our bodies and learn from their intelligence.
A context to learn through movement, to become aware of underlying patterns, to expand the sense of ourselves.
The Spring Series will continue the exploration and embodiment of vertebrate patterns. The practice merges studies of principles, somatization and embodiment in open exploration and learning of movement sequences. As we are diving into more complex movement, we will visit and explore underlying patterns, weaving complexity from hands-on exercises to resonance in movement and voice.
In Our Animal Body the study and practice of developmental patterns and embryology is expressed in organic organization of space and time, in which everyone is navigating accordingly to their own unfolding process.
These series of classes are open to all levels and to people practicing within different artistic languages.
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 and activate a process of re-patterning?
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.