This Movement & Partnering Workshop provides physical and mental tools to enhance and raise awareness in the (performing) body. We aim to identify the other human body as a booster of new possibilities of movement in the body and the mind.
We will analyse the mechanics of movements that can be created between at least two bodies, by trying to understand the most stable parts or structures of the other /our body, to be able to receive or manipulate weight. Our aim is to potentiate movement through clear mechanisms and to find movement possibilities that cannot be executed in that way alone.
We work on the trust, communication, reaction, playfulness and exploration, all that is needed to be able to adapt in the moment to the situation provided by or with a partner or the task at hand.
The other body offers a wide range of possibilities, when both partners are in a pro-active state of listening. We emphasise the state of being “present”, which alludes to the way of using the muscular tonus in a specific and adequate way: the application of force in the right moment vs. directing body parts and understanding the given momentum. But also mentally by going into an instinctive state of natural physical reaction, fast choices and a playful mind, taking yourself out of predictable or habitual movement patterns to explore new possibilities together.
At the end of each session we work on applying the developed elements to a set movement material.