INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM 2 - WEEK 1 (10-14/07/2023)

Classical technique class with Laura Bachman
The class follows the classical structure of a ballet lesson starting with a Barre to move towards the middle, warming up all parts of the body before moving through space, turning and jumping.
The class focuses on a few main themes which can be used in any type of dances, connecting ballet with all genres instead of creating distance. We work on musicality, playing with rhythms and how to use music to support the movements; on coordination and how to connect the different parts of the body; on oppositions and the spirales we draw in our bodies to create organic motion. We slowly build up to connect those different points as we start expending the movements through space.
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Mindfulness with Michael Helland
Moving Through It: Michael Helland offers a week of mindfulness practices to help us arrive more fully into the here and now, anchoring through our unfolding sensations, drawing nourishment and resilience from our breath, and opening more fully towards presence and vitality. As we discover pockets of stillness and silence within the sanctuary of our bodies and minds, we will become more aware of what moves us, as we endeavor to fly free and find ease in the dance of life.
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Workshop 'Technique and Improvisations' with Rakesh Sukesh
Intact method
Intact is a training method generated through years of research, observation and adaptation to our current times, while also based on intrinsic human characteristics: breath, movement, emotion, thought, intention, environment. Its main goal lies in enhancing humanness in its most raw and genuine form. This method creates a safe and honest place that embraces and acknowledges our inner world, both weaknesses and strengths, to learn how to use them through reflection and striving for further development. It is an interconnected training system that utilises movement as a base to create, confront and play within crisis. It provides the timespace to get to know one’s personal form and how to use the body to broaden the range of movement vocabulary. As a holistic form, it is inspired by tools from specific lineages, such as breath, meditation and the inner mechanics of yogi principles, while also utilising the movement and philosophies from kalari payatt. This interwoven structure combines and rearranges these tools and ideas in a proposal for a new approach. In these classes, one can expect a dedication to raising awareness to individuality and inner workings, an awakening of the senses that leads to an ability to control and manage external triggers. In other words, taking charge of one's self.
Biography Rakesh Sukesh >>