The objective of our classes is to share varied tools we have developed and discovered, to enhance the physical and mental capacity when confronted with different challenges. We aim to prepare the “performing body” by awakening a consciousness of the physical possibilities of each artist connected to the emotional and mental aspects of the body which are inseparable elements of our being; a body that is alive, conscious and in constant movement. Each participant has the possibility of being, remaining, listening and practicing on the basis of his/her own curiosity and personal research, as well as refuse, question or enter into a constructive dialogue with the given information. Our work is in constant change and nothing can ever be completely certain!
Working on set movement phrases, using the spiral as a basic principal of organic movement; to achieve comprehension of the physical movement on various levels (especially on the floor) and the spacial connections, as well as the motor of the movement, nuances or textures of movement (speed and quality). The movement material can be described as raw, with acrobatic elements, challenging speed, coordination and spacial orientation. Diving into principles of locomotion in positions on hands and feet and rolling motion advancing in space, evolving little by little towards a more complex movement (transitions on hands, elbows, head and shoulders, generating suspensions of the body). By doing so we train the muscular and cardio-respiratory endurance taking the participants out of their physical comfort zone which results in a gain in power and rendition on stage. At the end we develop movement material that searches for a physical challenge through speed and agility, by consciously using the space, the muscle tonus, and bodily isolations or unusual coordinations to re-evaluate one´s physical material.
Identifying the other
First we begin with the work of recognising the body, executing exercises that help understand the strongest or most stable parts of the other body as well as the weakest ones.
In another section of the process we work from a more instinctive way, the relation of Fight-or-Flight and the awakening of the natural physical actions. This means collaborating with my partner taking us out of the comfort zone to explore the instinctive possibilities, leaving aside the “technical” aspects (except for the task at hand) so that it can be the body and its memory that respond to an action through instinctive muscular memory.
At the end of each session we work on applying the developed elements to a preset movement phrase, taking up the identification of the muscles and bones that contribute to the manipulation, leverage and support of the bodies.