The opportunity to go deeper into the practice of Contact Improvisation, Play Fight or Water Dance: 5 morning classes with the same teacher(s) throughout the week. Choice of three intensives:
CONTACT IMPROVISATION with Ekaterina Basalaeva
PLAY FIGHT with Bruno Caverna
WATER DANCE with Dolores Dewhurst Marks & Julie Aloha
Play-Fight with Bruno Caverna (BR)
Falling into Connection
Connectivity rests at the core of Play-Fight. Through the practice, we offer another view on the meaning of “feeling connected”. In the perspective of Play-Fight, connectedness is not only exceedingly difficult to attain but nearly impossible to sustain. While cooperative environments may trigger a genuine felt-sense of connectedness, it is actually in the confrontational spaces that connectivity can be verified more accurately. In this respect Play-Fight Practice does not instigate fighting, on the contrary, it is about playfully confronting one another in most collaboratively ways. The exercise of friendly tossing each other out of the comfortable zone can be revealing as it plays a vital role in exposing mechanisms of defenses and escapism. Such patterns of hidden resistances operate below the conscious radar. They are virtually present at every daily situation and greatly compromise the quality of being truly connected within oneself and to the other. Along the process, we examine the source of dysfunctional biomechanics that prevents people from giving in to the falling, to gravity, to the dancing. We regard falling as more than a physical action but a state of total surrender that allows effortlessness to be embodied”.
In a nutshell Play-Fight Practice is:
Playfulness – the cooperative the ground
Falling – the self-confrontational exercise
Connectivity – the delightful side-effect of relinquishing resistances
SENsitive streams – water dance intensive
WITH Dolores Dewhurst Marks (Uk) & Julie Aloha (FR)
Water dance intensive in the ocean. These afternoon workshops will focus on translating principles of Contact Improvisation into dancing with water. Including practices of WatSu (water massage) in floating on and under the surface of the water. Moving in water produces a quality of calm and ease – it releases muscle tension and mental holding’s. Connecting us to both our inner fluid element, and other bodies through the surrounding liquid environment. Water Dance opens channels into a fluid consciousness: Letting go of the action of doing and knowing, surrendering to be moved and inspired by nature. We all began as fluid in our mothers womb, through liquid medium we can re-experience the simple, effortless, peaceful state of being. Space opens within us, as fluid can freely travel through joints, organs, bones. Life flows through us as we spiral and dance with the organic rhythm of the waters currents.
All levels welcome.