This workshop is open for people from all movement backgrounds who are looking for new inspirations, who want to refine their movement quality and discover new facets of moving with a partner.
With a soft and sensitive approach we will discover possibilites to move together and be moved by each other. We will dive into themes such as 'moving without wanting', guiding and following, giving and receiving weight while keeping autonomy in our own bodies, using manipulation to explore our bodies' structure. Special attention will be paid to the quality of touch once we enter in physical contact. We will examine how to release unnecessary tension in the body, in order to move through space together joyfully, lift each other off the ground effortlessly and fall together fearlessly.
A variety of exercises will prepare our body and mind to move together playfully, yet consciously and enter in an instant composition together. We will look for a natural movement quality, availability and adaptability in the body. Departing from our inner senses and putting an emphasis on 'being moved by', we will find a refinement of our own movement quality and in the interaction with another person. Crafting principles rather than forms will allow us to let our creativity unfold and find a natural dialogue together.
In this workshop series I will share an accumulation of my practice and research during the past years. Important practices and inspirations are Play-Fight practice by Formless Arts, Partnering and Capoeira amongst others.
Soft movement approach
Finding & Creating space to move; inside and together
Guiding - Following
Giving and receiving weight
Lifting and falling
Kicks and lines of attack - moving through
Being soft and strong at the same time
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Pictures and video by Alicja Hoppel @alicja_hoppel
Pictures taken by Jule Hömberg @leckertee in the frame of Seneca Intensiv Bildungsjahr Tanz education program