Foto © René Ritschel
"Come on in; the water's fine." Paul Williams
Tuesdays from 8 to 10 p.m.
The goal of this class is to foster the power of expression of dance. Calm body excercises from Bartenieff train the deep energetic and boney connections inside the body and build the base for a light and dynamic dance. We experiment with the concepts of space of Laban, working with the permeability in connection of inner and outer spaces in the dance, the choice of impulses and a crackling-living presence in the room.
Next start of the Basic Training : December 14, 2017
Dance Therapy is an integrative form of psychotherapy using the very old healing power of dance as well as different techniques from art therapy. The goal is to help people finding and exploring their own way to wholeness and liveliness. Through the dance we find and explore hidden feelings and images. On this way we can transform old patterns, habits and destructive beliefs and start to design our live anew.
As a base we use Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies with their observation criteria and the developmental patterns besides knowledge from developmental psychology and Gestalt Therapy.
The basic training course focuses on ones own self development and on experiencing the applied techniques. Therefore it is open for different people, professions and levels of experience.
Yevgeniya Avner, Angela Nicotra, Eva Blaschke a.o.
Introduction and Orientation Workshops:
November 11 - 12, 2017
March 3 - 4, 2018
July 1 - 2, 2017
In this course we will experience the different movement qualities and dance themes of Rudolf Laban and how they enrich dance, sensation, perception and presence. We focus on movement dynamic and interaction with others, as well as dealing creatively with space and form.
Another important aspect is the slow bodywork of Irmgard Bartenieff to train the deep energy and muscle chains in the body as an effective base for an organic and dynamic dance.
Variety and clarity help the dynamic and spacial use of the dancing body. Moving delicate or strong, quick or sustained, with controlled or free flow can help to broaden the dynamic colors we can use.
You can find your own patterns in movement and explore new ideas. In using your own sources creatively, you can open up your boundaries. Fun, concentration and power will be with us!