Keep tuned for the next scheduled Movement Labs 2023
Laboratory for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms.
A series of ongoing, monthly drop-in sessions based in a variety of body practices, designed to expand one’s understanding and efficient use of the body. Classes are suitable for professional dancers and non-dancers alike.
The Lab aims to introduce the participant into the world of movement through specific work on awareness, dynamics and poetry of action. Through the participation of the body and the observation of the mind, the participant will learn to live the instant in the flow of the present moment. The tools used will focus on – expand perception of space and time; – use of weight and gravity in action; – develop a mind flexibility to improvise easily and naturally; – promote an active imagination in technique and in poetry as well. Participants will be guided in the class through a progressive approach that starts from the simplicity of the individual act, to reach the complexity and richness of an instantaneous group composition.
Some trigger questions will be:
Where is the birthplace of movement?
Me, others, and in between
Moving and being moved
Where emptiness begins
These sessions are open for all people who want to investigate and challenge their deeper selves and who have curiosity, courage, and desire to explore movement and expression through the performative body.
You are invited to dive into the pleasure of doing, observing it and letting your skills grow with as few goals as possible. In other words – willing rather than wanting.
The journey brings you to:
-reconnect with the simple pleasure of dancing, writing, sensing, voicing and connecting.
sharpen your sense of space, time and rhythm.
think less to feel more.
develop your creativity, positiveness and playfulness: self-empowerment.
develop the ability to feel compassion, to help others, to support, to give and receive.
For Artists, performers, actors, dancers, the work aims to reset certain fundamentals of the actual being on stage. Relation to the audience, to the partners, to the space, a specific way to deal with material/text. And of course it is about freedom on stage, freedom with one self.