Underwater Dance / The Ecological Body
The Ecological Body:
Flow through Contact Improvisation/ Tango & Tai Chi elements
Berlin Workshop + Jam
Flow is a defining characteristic of a relaxed movement. It defines a dynamic organicity that is easily perceived in animals. Through playful experiences and creative images we will explore this concept in studio and in water.
The mix of Contact Impro, tango and Tai Chi elements provide a focus to explore and revitalise a rich variety of movements. On the other hand, these relational dances when practiced in water, amplify a sensual trust and playfulness, making the learning process easier.
nurture a better dialogue between tension and relaxation taking advantage of water’s anti gravitational characteristic, allowing ourselves to let go of the fear of falling
develop our spirals to nurture the multidimensional possibilities of our bodies and apply them in lifts, rolls and grounding
we will enable the concept of “flow” to get physically and emotionally impressed in our bodies with the aid of the water experience
enhance our instinctual reflexes reconciling them with the limits of our structural anatomical design,
broaden the subtleness of our sensory motor system through touch and breath
develop different body organisations by expanding our physical imagination,
reclaim our bodies enhancing our sensoriality and our empathic connection with others, in duos, trios and groups.
This workshop forms part of the broader “Body Ecology” project. In it, ecological concepts inspire different possibilities to feel and heal our psico physical being, by perceiving ourselves as part of a wider web of relations.
FOR WHOM :
This workshop is open to people of all experiences interested in movement creation as a path of knowledge, healing, communication and personal enrichment.
DATE & TIME SCHEDULE:
Saturday 16 December: 11-18hrs with 1hr lunch break. Sunday 17 December: 10-12.30hrs. in Liquidrom Berlin www.liquidrom-berlin.de & 14-16hrs in Studio
85E before December 10/ 100E after. Discount for full time students & unemployed. This Cost does NOT include Liquidrom entry which varies between 19 & 24 Euro.
Only Saturday: 55E before December 10/ 65E after.
JAM: Contact & Tango: Saturday 16th from 19-22hrs. Sliding cost: 5 to 8E (4th Floor)
INFO: Javier Cura. email@example.com phone:+4917621452059
STUDIO: Zentrum für yoga & stimme, Berlin Kreuzberg, 3rd Floor, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 30 (Gewerbe Tuer), 10999 Berlin 2nd Hinterhof, last door left, up to
NEXT BERLIN WORKSHOP & JAM: 20-21 January 2018
Underwater contact tango video: https://vimeo.com/106280101
Contact tango video: https://vimeo.com/110580854
Other videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=elW1hxzzZDc www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Py1SiCrco
Javier Cura is a teacher, visual artist and theatre director who has worked extensively in the realms of dance. You can find him at Fabrik Potsdam Tanztage in Germany, Farma Dance Theatre Festival, Alchemie Tango in Prague, C.I.R.A in Strasbourg, as well as in Contact Impro Festivals in Goettingen (Germany), or San Francisco (USA). He has also dedicated himself to researches in anthropological and sociological themes developing them in social theatre projects in Italy, Morocco and Germany. He has collaborated too on a research on expression in Contact Improvisation and Movement at the Berlin Free University. He is currently working on the “Ecological Body” with Jose Manuel Alcaraz, a UN Ecology researcher. www.javiercura.net