INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM 2 - WEEK 5 (7–11/08/2023)

Contemporary technique class with Anneleen Keppens
Technique class: Poetic Embodiment
In this class, we combine anatomical input with physical research in order to enhance our alignment and range of motion. Guided improvisations based on poetic imagery and embodiment techniques allow us to trust our body as a rich source from which a variety of physicalities can manifest. We find tools to tap into the range of sensations, movement patterns and expressions that are available to us. The class invites us to start the day by tuning into our body as it is, and to nourish it so it feels supported throughout the day.

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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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Repertoire workshop 'Rain' with Clinton Stringer
This Rosas repertory workshop will focus on the "men's material" of Rain. It is dynamic with lots of organic floor work. After learning the phrase material, we will create new choreographies based on the compositional structures used in Rain. These structures range from the more free creative (manipulations, partnering) to the more mathematical (like any true Rosas creation, metronomes will be involved). Structure is a fundamental element of Anne Teresa De Keermaeker's work and it is most often rooted in the music - in this case, the emotive minimalist composition of Steve Reich's Music for Eighteen Musicians. The challenge for any performer is to be able to "live" within the structure.
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