€ 6 per unit
Mon 25 – Thu 28 Jan 2021, 10.00–11.30
Awareness by Gravity is based on my long-standing research – inspired by various somatic approaches and release techniques – into matters of efficiency and ease of alignment and movement. Starting from a primary focus on the bones and joints, and trusting in the inherent intelligence of the body, we explore ways of using gravity in order to straighten the body and move it groundedly and centredly, based on simple patterns of movement and predefined sequences both on the floor and standing up.
Through in-depth exploration of the connections between body parts and/or body structures, we look into the possibility of letting go of excess tension (particularly) in the (superficial) musculature, so as to rebalance the equilibrium of the locomotor system and become centred. At the end of the class we will translate the principles examined into a choreography and enjoy the clarity and transparency of the flow of movement we have gained.
lives in Vienna and works as a freelance contemporary dancer, teacher, choreographer and as a cranial works practitioner. She has collaborated in dance with Editta Braun, Elio Gervasi, Silvia Both, Benoît Lachambre, Tanz*Hotel / Bert Gstettner, and Cie. Smafu / Elisabeth Orlowsky, among others.
Since 2006 numerous projects and interventions in collaboration with media artist Markus Wintersberger, many of them site-specific, in public space and based on instant composition. Recent choreographic research on the compositional principles of music and intense collaboration with composer Karlheinz Essl.