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ADVANCED PROGRAM - WEEK 4

Yoga with Stéphane Bourhis

The teaching of Yoga following the BKS Iyengar methodology is based in depth practice of yoga postures and pranayama (art of breathing), with rigorously, intensity and precision of the body alignments.
During the class we gradually explore the outer and the inner geometry of the body in different groups of postures and movements.
Biography Stéphane Bourhis

Repertory: Drumming with Sue-Yeon Youn

Drumming is based on the music of the minimalist composer Steve Reich. The piece is a complex formal construction using a single basic phrase which is transformed in many ways. In the workshop, I will teach the phrase material and we will explore the principles which were used to construct it. The participants will then make their own transformations of the phrase following the ideas used during the creation. In this way, we will work with retrograde, phase shifts, slow/fast version and partnering all starting from the same basic phrase but resulting in new and varied transformations. We will also focus on exploring what makes the phrase material specific to the Rosas “style” and how to embody this special quality.
Biography Sue-Yeon Youn

Contemporary technique class 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.
David Hernandez