The workshop begins with a dynamic warm up through basic exercises that
mobilize different body parts, giving special attention to articulations and
toning up muscles as a way to prepare the body and the concentration. We
will focus on awakening the corporal awareness but also the awareness within the
space and the group. In this first part of the workshop, we will propose patterns
and sequences of movement on a horizontal plane, entering and leaving the floor
based in the floor work/release technique. We will introduce the principles
of weight and gravity as well as working with a low centre to empower the pelvic
area and to be able move lightly out of the floor and to jump later on. We
will explore different ways of falling into the floor and moving on it in a dynamic
and more smooth way with the muscle tone needed and avoiding extra
information that may slower our moves.
This second part of the workshop is based on partnering and contact work. We will
work on developing the ability of trusting the other as well as taking risks. To
achieve this will go through the basic principles of giving weight, finding common
axis, counterweight, balance. We will study different ways to carry the partner
(portés), to carry / give weight to someone not by muscular strength but applying
the technique as a tool. We will learn movement sequences in pairs of earlier
works of the teachers ("repertoire") as well as create and compose sequences
based on partner work through concrete physical tasks.
The workshop is aimed to professional dancers, dance students and people
interested in developing further knowledge of movement.