Centre – Periphery – Centre
Every pulse is nourished from its centre to the periphery. Movement also has a trajectory from its centre point to its extensions and back to the centre. In my approach, the body becomes a geographic map of trajectories, surfaces, landscapes and channels for information to travel, as the centre is shifting constantly. We will begin with awareness exercises which involve intuitive movement in order to acknowledge the sensations, textures and feelings that are present in the body. We will arise a dialogue between the body and mind, transmitting images into actions in space. We will explore the mechanism of simple and complex movement patterns, by giving tasks in relation to space, to another body, to the initiation of movement, muscle tone, rhythm, musicality, performativity and more. In my class I encourage clarity in movement as well as making conscious decisions in a given form or in improvisation.
My teaching is inspired mostly from principals of floorwork, partnering work, martial arts and rock climbing. We will work on releasing without collapsing, developing new coordination, stamina, creativity and alertness in dance.
is a dance artist based in Vienna. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Daphna graduated from the professional dance training programme at Kibbutz Ga’aton. After one year of working as a dancer and rehearsal director, she moved to Salzburg to study in SEAD both in the performance and choreography programmes. During her studies, she created three pieces which had toured in Germany and Israel.
Since 2012 Daphna is choreographing independently for stage and for film. Her work was presented in various venues and festivals in Israel and Europe. In addition to that, she is performing as a dancer and touring internationally with choreographers such as Ceren Oran, Amanda Piña, Andrea Božić, Anne Juren and Ariel Cohen as well as many other collaborations.