An extended start to the class focuses on activating our sensory-motor abilities, softening the joints of the body and building new inner pathways. The fluid quality of the body shall become sensible and visible, space in the joints noticed and flow in movements amplified. These structured improvisation exercises with the use of visual imageries will encourage the participant to approach movement on an individual level and offers space for individual movement exploration and musicality.
After the warm-up, the class gently integrates the sensory-motor abilities discovered into set movement elements, sequences and choreographic phrases in and through different levels, expanding the dynamic possibilities of moving.
The class aims to sharpen the awareness for different movement qualities and to establish higher spatial orientation, speed, explosivity and different dynamics (rythmical changes) and to master dance movement and movement complexity without loosing our sensual information to balance body and mental effort - a sign of artistic intelligence. Mastering the ability to balance direction and letting go defines gracefullness within the art.
The class is combining different techniques with personal interpretation and knowledge. Being a result of a personal research and experience, the training is influenced by Release Technique, Floor Work, Capoeira, Modern Dance (Limon, Laban), Urban Dance Styles and Improvisation (Contact Improvisation) and Gaga Movement Language.
Dancing has the wunderful capacity to merge physical, cognitive and affective elements of human beings and a teachers job is to create connections between all these elements.