Time: May 19, 2014 at 10am to May 23, 2014 at 10pm
Location: Independent Dance, London
Street: 85 St. George's Road
City/Town: London, SE1 6ER
Website or Map: http://www.independentdance.c…
Phone: +44 020 7091 9650
Event Type: movement, research, somatic, practice, dance
Organized By: Independent Dance
Latest Activity: May 13, 2014
Distilling movement and presence
Morning class, at Independent Dance, London
Mon – Fri,19-23 May 2014, 10am-12pm
To bring stillness into movement and presence as a focus of research in dance practice. Not by suspending movement, but immersing movement into the distilling atmosphere of our presence.
Excavating those moments when we merge with the whole of us, in such awareness of every small shift of weight, lightness, shadow, light, density, volatility, heat, dust.
Within proposed movement meditations, there will be space for individual awakening of the senses and movement research, collectively-in-the-studio. Those movement meditations, more or less sequential, are, though, continuous. Not by the flow of motion but by a sensorial search on the continuous subterraneous movement that sustains the dance…distilling (of presence of the body). The movement meditations have been developed through studies in experiential anatomy and physiology as approached in somatic practices such as release, body-mind centering (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen), material for the spine (Steve Paxton), fasciatherapy (Danis Bois), chi kung (Master Lam Kam Chuen).
In our journey through the movement meditations proposed here, along with the selected words that may resonate within them and our deep wide listening to the senses, we aim to recall the permanence of corporeal presence in dance.
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