The Human-Practitioner perspective
Performative aspects of martial arts, sport and physical dance
Sources of stage performativity
Co-creation of dialog and of training tools
The String of the Body is the outcome of many years of practice working with the body including gymnastics, sport, martial arts, dance, theatre and body therapy. In our work we constantly develop our experience and deepen the creative process by conducting intensive research in communication, adaptation, presence, relation, expression, potential and creativity. How that which is being acquired becomes embedded and a vital part of ourselves? In the process of training we adapt new information for the needs of the Human-Warrior-Performer. We train, explore and practise. How the body becomes an embodied story of what is already known and of what hasn’t yet been discovered in us and understood? How to awaken in us our internal rules and principles?
Rituals, martial arts and dance are a part of human life. The processes of observation of, adaptation to and communication with other people, nature and multiple phenomena in our surroundings has always influenced our anatomy, psycho-physical functions as well as the unconscious and conscious parts of our minds. Gradually, unpredictable natural processes and human interrelationships started to determine specific behaviours and interactions in the processes of symbiosis and correlation.
Workshop participants learn about our practice and inspirations
Tools developed in practice within the BodyConstitution programme of the Grotowski Institute (body training, voice training – at the source of martial arts)
Training and practice at the source of the Japanese martial art of judo and the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira, elements of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing training
Elements of stunt training such as krav maga, jumps, falls, shock absorption, fighting choreographies
Physical dance (contact improvisation, improvisation, partnering)
Elements of functional training
Compositions, movement etudes – at the source of martial arts
Deep relaxation techniques
Areas of work during the workshop
Deepening the practice with a focus on the essence of form and technique
Mobility and immobility
Balance, maintaining one’s balance, imbalance
Dynamics, strength, gentleness
Risk zone, outside the comfort zone, confidence and lack of confidence
Boundaries and boundary-crossing
Maintaining tension in the relationships between symbolism, gesture and archetype
Energy-expressive potential, dramaturgic-compositional potential
Releasing and strengthening the voice, transgression of traditional afro-brazilian chants
Fatigue and psychosomatic ways of reducing tension
The workshop is intended for dancers, actors, performers and all those who are passionate about movement. Please bring a training outfit – long bottoms, long-sleeved top and sport shoes.
Where: Wrocław, Poland
When: From 5th to 9th December 2017
Registration: to [email protected]
Deadline for registration: 28th November 2017
Places are limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Fee: 700 PLN*
*The price includes lunch.
To secure your workshop spot please pay a non-refundable advance of 300 PLN to the following bank account:
IBAN PL98 1020 5226 0000 6602 0416 7565, SWIFT BPKOPLPW, by 28 November 2017, providing your full name and including the words ‘The String of the Body’ for reference purposes.
The String of the Body
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The programme is the outcome of more than 15 years of practice within an extended platform of body work including gymnastics, sport, martial arts, dance, theatre and body therapy. In our work, we constantly develop our experiences and deepen the creative process by conducting intensive research in communication, adaptation, presence, relation, expression, potential and creativity.visit profile
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