Open to all curious minds and playful bodies – some basic experience recommended
This course will focus on reaching a balance between the mental, physical and emotional qualities used to create an engaging contact duet, trio and larger ensemble work. In this work, the body must learn to abandon a certain quality of willfulness in order to open to new sensations and to experience the natural flow of movement.
Cultivating an open-receptive attitude and being completely attentive in each and every moment will enable us to stay attuned to what is actually taking place and to remain present. Our warm-ups and preparation will lead us to the practice of various skills such as rolling smoothly, falling safely, soaring, using resistance, refining our timing, being upside down, supporting and giving weight effortlessly, flowing through unfamiliar circumstances and extending our personal range of movement.
These skills will also help us recognize our familiar choices and go beyond our habitual patterns and known responses. On an emotional level, making contact with another being implies forging a nurturing environment, which allows us to take risks, exchange, communicate and witness. It is a fertile crossroad where skill, sensation, instinct and poetic imagination converge.
Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood’s present interests lie within the immediate and fullest use of all the senses, the subtle interplay between intuition and instinct, the dilation of the attention to it’s fullest, the finely tuned use of the perceptions in performance, and the unexpected interplay with an audience.
15000 rubles (approx. 200 euro)