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ADVANCED PROGRAM - WEEK 2

Laia Puig Escandell - Unfold & unlock your personal potential

During this time we will be introduced to Yoga as a holistic practice. The five points of the holistic system are: proper exercise (Asana), proper breathing (Pranayama), proper relaxation (Savasana), proper diet (vegetarian), positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana), although we will mainly work on the first 2-3 points.
This Yoga classes will be the moment to unfold and unblock, first physiologically and then into deeper levels of awareness, identifying our unnecessary/not useful patterns and habits, and letting go of them.
Balancing, strengthening and stretching the body, increasing concentration and learning to closely listen, read and explore our bodies for better understanding and efficiency.
This way each of us individually can connect with our own potential, tune into a deeper intelligence, expand ourselves as artists and as humans and share it with the community and the world. I hope you all enjoy the process of unfolding yourselves.
Biography Laia Puig Escandell

Repertory: Rain with Clinton Stringer

This Rosas repertory workshop will focus on the "men's material" of Rain. It is dynamic with lots of organic floor work. After learning the phrase material, we will create new choreographies based on the compositional structures used in Rain. These structures range from the more free creative (manipulations, partnering) to the more mathematical (like any true Rosas creation, metronomes will be involved). Structure is a fundamental element of Anne Teresa De Keermaeker's work and it is most often rooted in the music - in this case, the emotive minimalist composition of Steve Reich's Music for Eighteen Musicians. The challenge for any performer is to be able to "live" within the structure.
Biography Clinton Stringer

Contemporary technique with David Hernandez

Dynamic Movement Systems

Is a technique class with an emphasis on weight, falling, redirecting energy, accentuating sensations of unfamiliar co-ordinations and torsions. Rhythm and accents awaken the neuromuscular abilities of the body towards virtuosity, precision and articulation that challenge the dancer’s habitual movement patterns. The exercises are informed by several existing techniques encourage an emphasis on universal laws of motion and reveal motion itself rather than shape and gestures.
The gradual training from floor to standing to travelling and jumping constitute a thorough work out that by the end of the class leave a taste of ‘everything is possible’ in a vibrant body. More importantly, the class is building a practice in motion with useful technical tips for long and healthy dancing, encouraging the dancer to get to know their body and expand its fitness level as well as its creative capacity.
Biography David Hernandez