Instructor: Denes Debrei and Heni Varga
From July 1 – 12
This workshop is about researching a harmony within opposites, to help awaken the body’s memory in order to activate dormant information experienced since birth. We will explore a new language through movement that will eventually become a dance – a pre-existing dance from the depth of our cells. This dance can be full of energy or empty, fast or slow, harmonious or disharmonious, etc. Dance, movement, while in representation can express the past and the future of a given space through the actor’s body.
The quality of a body that moves, dances, stays still, fully depends on the state it is in while onstage. It is this state that will be made visible through its impact on the space it occupies. To approach this here and now we will focus on the physical state, relaxation and exercising to enhance imagination in the creative process.
The first cry at birth, the final breath at death, the balance of life in between. Our cells hold a lot of information within, hidden in our body’s layers. Our objective is to use our potential by discovering and uncovering our body’s map.
This will be explored through and implemented into:
Individual exercises: to enable us to meet ourselves while integrating our experiences and the uniqueness of everyone else’s body.
Partner exercises: to help us know our partners (the experience of what the other body carries within), but also to find multiple modes of communication between two bodies, to exchange, share, receive…
Group exercises: which will allow us to find our place with and amidst others.