awareness by gravity
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, Anna Schrefl, Benoît Lachambre and Tanz*Hotel/Bert Gstettner, among others, and was part of Compagnie Smafu/Elisabeth Orlowsky for ten years. She has been collaborating with Markus Wintersberger since 2006 and has been engaged in an intensive examination of the medium of video.
She is interested in exploring the possibilities of free improvisation and instant composition in relation to the respective spatial circumstances. Current projects centre around the subjects of nature-destruction, human-creation-machine, memory-brain-identity. She teaches contemporary/release and release ballet to professionals as well as laypeople.
This training runs from 22 till 25 May 2018.