"If you let go, something will happen." Paul Williams
One Saturday per month from 11 am to 5 pm at Studio 2 of Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
During this open deepening workshop taking as a base the essential body work of Irmgard Bartenieff, we will take the time to explore our own body, our movement patterns and the connections and muscle chains within the body and also to change them.
This intensive body work together with the Effort and Space Harmony knowledge of Rudolf Laban will allow us then to discover newly our own movement and dance expression and enjoy them in a playful way. It will also allow us to develop our creativity and to experience it together with a partner and with the whole group.
Anyone with specific movement experience practice is welcome - the workshops are even for movement experts extremely enriching! Each workshop forms a self-contained unit with varying thematic focuses.
The Bartenieff Fundamentals are offering an effective base for all sorts of dance styles, especially for contemporary dance and improvisation. We will train the deep connections of energy lines, fascial trains and bony landmarks. We use breath support, spacial intent, three dimensional movement and clear movement initiation to find connectivity in the body. This makes the dance more lighter, organic, dynamic and joyful.
The Fundamentals are a bodywork technique that offers insides into individual movement patterns and biography. Therefore we can use the individual patterns in dance technique and improvisation and start to create more possibilities.
The introductory course in Bartenieff Fundamentals (20 hrs) is one of the pre-requisite for the EUROLAB CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN LABAN/BARTENIEFF MOVEMENT STUDIES.
Expected again in November 2019
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!
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.