ADVANCED PROGRAM - WEEK 2 (17–21/07/2023)

Yoga class with Laia Puig Escandell
Unfold & unlock your personal potential
During this time we will be introduced to Yoga as a holistic practice. The five points of the holistic system are: proper exercise (Asana), proper breathing (Pranayama), proper relaxation (Savasana), proper diet (vegetarian), positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana), although we will mainly work on the first 2-3 points.
This Yoga classes will be the moment to unfold and unblock, first physiologically and then into deeper levels of awareness, identifying our unnecessary/not useful patterns and habits, and letting go of them.
Balancing, strengthening and stretching the body, increasing concentration and learning to closely listen, read and explore our bodies for better understanding and efficiency.
This way each of us individually can connect with our own potential, tune into a deeper intelligence, expand ourselves as artists and as humans and share it with the community and the world. I hope you all enjoy the process of unfolding yourselves.
Biography Laia Puig Escandell >>

Workshop 'Improvisation tools' with Samantha Van Wissen
“ Sharing through Dancing”
Five dance mornings, to celebrate.
Because dance/movement connects us to the other.
In which ways can we connect to each other through movement, time and space. How can my way of moving be influenced and shaped by the other.
As a guideline we follow the improvisational path that company ZOO has taken for decades, but also colouring and exploring outside those lines. With the absolute priority of the joy of moving together, modeling space and time.
Dance is where people are.

Biography Samantha Van Wissen >>

Classical technique class with Douglas Becker

Ballet technique class with Douglas BeckerDance as a central activation of possibilityI propose ballet class as a collaborative setting where new information and knowledge about the moving body, in relationship to form and history, happen in the moment. Barre and center combinations are constructed to rigorously support the study of technique as studio practice, accentuating somatic awareness and attention to the multiple perspectives of dynamics alongside varied spatial concerns.
We will work on developing an agile relationship between the head, shoulders, arms and legs; considering ballet as art, as a system, and as "changeable architecture". Attention is given to interior mechanics driven by counterpoint. Throughout the class, extensive attentiveness to the musicality of the form gives insight into the various understandings of tempi and interacting rhythms. Combinations and phrase work change depending on both age and desire within the group.

Biography Douglas Becker >>