by MATAN LEVKOWICH (Israel/Austria)
(A workshop for experienced dancers. Language is English)
Progressive Movement Training
Animal instinct is an ongoing movement research. The core of this practice is to gain freedom in motion. By moving away from any ideology, style, form or aesthetic, we can reexamine our physical abilities with fresh eyes. The work refers to information from various movement disciplines (biomechanics, martial arts, somatic practices, contemporary dance & contact improvisation) and offers a wide spectrum of tools to study our body, to understand movement and communicate physically. Animal Instinct can be divided into three layers (body preparation, body communication, body migration). Each layer is an independent universe that can exist on its own but is designed to support, develop & complete the other layers. Together they represent what I define as movement liberation. By diving into the world of movement, we can start perceiving ourselves as movement ambassadors, as a reference point to ‚body inhabitants’. It grows into a responsibility, a missionary quest, to bring back our natural heritage to be in movement, to become motion.
MATAN LEVKOWICH is a dancer, choreographer and graphic designer. His approach to movement is based on the study of the body’s intuition. The study of intuition enables to navigate through instability and develops trust in the body’s capacities. His choreographic works explore narratives of body/relations. His main interest is in utilising coincidence into stable, communicative scenarios. As a teacher, Matan’s focus lies in contact improvisation and movement research. He started giving regular classes in Israel in 2008. Currently he lives in Vienna. Matan teaches intensives at CI- festivals, shares his research in workshops in Amsterdam, London and in Spain. As well he works as a guest teacher and creator at SOZO dance academy. More information: http://matanlevkowich.com
135€ (120€ on registration before 1 August 2015)