Class Description

The course offers a journey into dance for those with minimal experience and for those who want to continue their development and gain new skills.

We begin the class by enabling vitality and dynamism through energy exercises and floor release. We use the tools of contemporary dance to empower, stretch and strengthen the body.  Through a practice implying body awareness, we explore the organization and correlation of movement in dance, to let the body find its natural expressive space.
From this physical space we move on to the imaginative one, a place to engage in a creative investigation of improvisation and composition, choreographic interaction, perception and listening.

We dedicate ourselves to unexpected territories where we can enter with mind and body, voice and music, present moment and memories.

 

The basis of this work is the cognitive capacity of the body. How it experiences the world through movement. This early basic cognitive function, essential in childhood, develops a conscious and dialogical relationship between body and mind.  Once this dialectic is established, a vibrant state that moves both can be achieved and transformed into a fluid dance. ..... to quote Mallarmè: 'The movement of being is the movement of ideas'.

OFF/on Technique & Improvisation
Dance Classes - Autumn session

 

Fridays

H 6 pm - Studio 2

Where: Mime Centrum, Bethanien Mariannennplatz,2 - Berlin

Reservation: petraxstef@gmail.com

Class Description

The work integrates anatomy elements with the process of moving and dancing, for the pleasure of the body considered as our habit and medium of adaptness.

An investigation on movement anchored to contemporary dance and based on perceptions and  body awareness, mainly for the joy of experiencing movements in space, testing one's potential and individual expression.

The class results in a dynamic mix between listening,  energic exercises and rhythmical  steps regarding coordination.  We align the body and dive deep  into its physicality  by introducing  a specific somatic or technical task. We gradually unlock distinct tools and explore several variations of contemporary dance principles: weight, space, time, dynamics. We play with changes of speed and energy, spatial relations and projections, through different lengths of sequences and guided improvisation. The aim is to reach a dynamic state that leads  body and  mind into a fluent dance. The personal presence is engaged and liberated, expressing itself with its own specific language.

Mondays:

Movement Dance  open class
Contemporary Dance

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from January 22

©Elma Riza

Teaching
Moments

 

Vibrazioni
Instant Composition practices

“{…} movement of ideas is movement of being” Mallarmé (1842-1898)

This intensive work approaches the musicality of gesture and its expressive power through instant composition techniques, including the voice in the process.

 

A dancing body is a body in a constant state of changing tension, and this tension is related to vibrations.

By sharpening our senses and bodies, we will create compositions in an active listening to our inner geographies linked to present time flow.

We begin by practicing awareness of the Here and Now and the state of presence, in the relationship between breath and movement. Then we gradually enable the tools that lead us to more complex improvisational structures, in relation to space and others. By approaching sound and voice, we access a sensory dimension, which allows us to train on different levels: perceptive, imaginative, physical and psychic.

A space that reaches the gateway between the inside and the outside, in order to find possibilities of sharing and communicating. We will use a dancing body, its inner sense of time and tension, to advance towards a territory where physical boundaries broaden, perceptions align with imagination and memory, and where the inclusion of the voice deepens a dialectic between body and environment.

©Marion Borriss

23 Jun '20

Intensive Lab 

Festival Pratiche Corporee - Lecce (Italy) . La Fabbrica dei Gesti 

2/3 Feb '19

Intensive Lab 

Studio 142 - Kunst quartier Bethanien - Mariannenplatz2 Berlin

26/27 Jul '17

PROFITRAINING

Dock 11 - Kastanienalle , Berlin

 
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On - LINE

On line series of classes between Wind&Sea

Fridays 

H 16.00 CET  Kreativer Kindertanz (DE) Zoom

Monday

H 19.00 CET  Contemporary (EN/DE) Zoom

Wednesday

H 08.00 CET  COntemporary (EN/DE) Zoom

Saturday

H 14.00 CET  Improvisation Practices (EN) Zoom

Contemporary & Morning Classes

Class Description


The course offers an approach to movement for those who have little experience, and those who have and wish to continue their development. 

We begin the day by giving it vitality and dynamics through body awareness work and energy release. We use the basic tools of contemporary dance to co-ordinate, stretch and engage the body in its natural freedom of expression, finally to let go the mind and thoughts slide.

Coordination exercises, stretching, flow work, improvisation and small phrases will be the instrument of the trade. Interpretation, imagination and perception will be your key. 
The foundation of this  work is the body's cognitive capacity. It experiences the world through movement. This basic cognitive function in childhood develops a conscious and dialectical relationship between body and mind.  The goal is to achieve a dynamic state that moves body and mind into a fluid dance, and to carry this fluidity with you, in order to face the day and the rest of the week with positivity and strength.

German description           Italian description

Improvisation Practice

Class Description

The work proposes an exploration of the techniques of improvisation and instant composition through a physical and sensitive practice.

The improvisations are to create compositions on the moment, individually and in interaction, in this case with the space. In concrete terms, we exercise our proprioceptive capacities through a physical practice, in order to listen to and develop our internal perception of space and time, which, once recognized, we can then play out in our external actions, and use consciously. We will also try to implement exercises of Synesthesia, (a  Greek origin's word meaning 'to perceive together') to enter into the deepest part of ourselves and engage imagination and fantasy. 

We want to dedicate ourselves to ourselves and to play honestly, to surprise ourselves and to explore the balance between freedom and constraint.

....between Wind&Sea