Creative path is an intense five-day workshop for a limited group of participants. It’s objective is working on a creative process under the guidance of an experience workshop leader.
Body awareness with elements of Body Mind Centering®: connections in the body
As always, we will work with the Body Mind Centering® method. We will somatize and embody anatomy through the endocrine glands as a tools / means of crystallizing movement. By somatization through the Body Mind Centering method, we will look for movement, correlate the glands as a way to support for the skeleton and movement patterns. Thanks to somatization, also by sound and touch, we’ll give the body time to regulate hormones.
We will explore these topics on the move.
Every day we will start with Gaga/dancers class. After that we will learn choreography based on Gaga movement language. We will improvise, research, look for moment of WOW, go beyond comfort zone and play with sense of humour that is essential for Natalia work.
Improvisation and instant composition
I see movement as a sound system with so many different parameters that can play on the way of moving. Within a journey through improvisation, I like to awaken all the senses, and the full body awareness to become a very articulate body in motion. Each session has a different approach that has been inspired from my background, the people I meet and work with, my current personal research, the energy of the day and of the group… the space then becomes a place where everything is possible. Through a solo form at the beginning of the research, we will search for a particular, precise, and complex way of dancing, mixing different layers of levels, musicality, emotion, breathing, images, muscle tension… but always focusing on here and now, with playfulness. Pushing performativity with an articulated body..”
In the second part of the research, after pushing curiosity and having worked on a complex solo form, we will focus on instant composition, and group thinking. How we can compose the space in different structures and with different tasks; paying attention to what the group need. We will try to see how to create a complex situation, interesting from the inside and outside. It is strongly linked with a performative aspect that we will push further. It’s all about sharp decisions, and understanding timing, without forgetting the body. What do we do, where and how.
The whole research/class is open to professional dancers, amateurs, non-dancers that are curious about movement, and movement artist or worker. Building awareness is one of my first priority; as in self-awareness, group awareness, spatial awareness and even in those 3 categories there are so many more to discover. Opening up a frame and an open space for students to experience, try, fail, retry, succeed, maybe – in a safe environment, where everything is possible.
Ady Elzam (Il)
Improvisation in contact
advaced and semi-advanced
In this intensive we will listen to the body’s natural response mechanism, working from the small movements of our joints to the big movement of our bodies washing the space. We will train in being honest in our movement so that we can feel it inside an available body, not doing anything we don’t need to do, not wishing anything that is not there.
By letting go of what is ‘known’ we find the possibilities of movement that are unavailable to us in our habitual state. By doing so, we uncover movements that where ‘lost’ to us and we integrate them back into our life. For this to happen we must pass through the eye of the storm and shake it off…
With practices inspired by Feldenkris and Ilan Lev, we’ll work on opening the body with awareness, so we can meet our partner in dance from a deep understanding of our own body.
Contemporary dance & Capoeira
Aneta’s classes are partly a culmination of many years worth of research into the exchange of ideas between Capoeira and contemporary dance, specifically the dynamic release technique and floor work.
These two organic forms of movement have at their center a focus on nature, creativity, and improvisation, as well as an emphasis on spiral dynamic and the connection between body, mind and spirit.
We will investigate ways to incorporate the total physical awareness necessary for Capoeira, whose roots partly lie in the art of fighting, into the more meditative world of release technique.
Through Capoeira, I hope to open more opportunities for self expression within the medium of contemporary dance – using the quality and philosophy behind the movements as inspiration without direct imitation. This poetic playfulness and animalistic physicality will provide a new and exciting dimension for dancers, Capoeiristas and amateurs alike to explore.
The Feldenkrais method is inspired by the natural movement and martial arts, based on neuroscience and the science of learning processes. Through gentle movements performed with attention, the method develops self awareness and coordination, changes movement habits, strengthens fitness, improves breathing and balance, allows you to move more efficiently and with less effort. It relaxes the muscles and restores their elasticity. This translates into calmness and self-control, greater effectiveness in action as well as vitality and willingness to live. Is the right method for anyone who wants to constantly learn and move better regardless of age and current physical condition. Classes are conducted without imitating, comparing and assessing. Everyone does physical lessons with attention to themselves, what they feel and how to find the best movement for themselves in a given situation. The method was developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, a physics doctor and judoka, who first helped himself and then helped others after injuries, accidents and traumas.