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Contemporary technique class with Cassiel GaubeThe Dynamic Body Origami ClassThis class will focus on our ability to get closer to the floor and to then move along its surface – an area of dancing commonly referred to as floorwork. We will carefully examine the basic action patterns that allow us to do so – squatting, crawling, walking on all fours, rolling ... – and assess which ways of implementing these patterns are efficient and sustainable – and which aren’t. We will then learn to weave these basic action patterns into complex ways of moving closer, along and away from the ground surface. I will teach moves coming from two different techniques : Flying Low and B-Boying. We will look at the specificities of each of these techniques and see how they complement each other in activating the rich possibilities of the floorwork landscape. By analogy, I propose to think of this work as a Dynamic Body Origami class. Literally, origami is the Japanese art of folding paper. We will approach Flying Low and B-boying as techniques of dynamically folding bodies in increasingly sophisticated patterns, giving rise, for our greatest joy, to very diverse ways of moving closer, along and away from the floor.Cassiel Gaube (BE)Cassiel Gaube is a dancer and choreographer, graduated from the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) in Brussels. He is developing his choreographic work at the intersection of contemporary dance and Hip hop & Clubbing dances. He sees this undertaking as the work of sensibly navigating these buoyant ecosystems of practices, of experimenting with the forms which inhabit these and of imagining new ones. In 2019, Cassiel Gaube created the solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude, an embodied and subjective exploration of the field of House dance. He has since then performed the work in various festivals & theatres internationally. As a maker, he has collaborated with the record label Ensemble, as well as with the choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. He is associated artist to La Ménagerie de Verre, in Paris, for the years 2019 & 2020. He is currently creating a new work, entitled Soirée d’études, which will prolong and expand his research on House dance.Vinyasa yoga flow with Maria Clara Villa LobosIn this class participants will be guided through a sequence of asanas (postures) that might vary from day to day, putting focus on the synchronization of breath and movement, as well as in alignment. This dynamic form of yoga allows practitioners to warm up the body from inside out, building up strength and flexibility in a safe and skillful way. Through the continuous flow of postures, Vinyasa flow induces a focused and balanced state of mind that can improve concentration and reduce stress.Maria Clara Villa Lobos (BR)Brazilian born Maria Clara Villa Lobos is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Brussels, directing her own company since 2000. After dance studies in Berlin and P.A.R.T.S (from 1995 to 1997), she worked with different choreographers such as David Hernandez, Sasha Waltz, Willi Dorner and Thomas Lehmen. In 2000 she created her first group piece in Brussels (XL, because size does matter) which launched her career as a choreographer.In 2010 she graduated as an Iyengar yoga teacher, after a three year training with Willy Bok in Brussels. She has been teaching dance and yoga to children and adolescents since about ten years at Dancing Kids.

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