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INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM - WEEK 3

Contemporary technique with Alesandra Seutin
These workshops offers intermediate, advanced and professional dancers the opportunity to experiment with Acogny technique, a technique based on the heritage dances of the African continent developed by Germaine Acogny, a Franco-Senegalese choreographer and historical figure considered to be the "mother of contemporary West African dance". Embodying grounded and inside out movement qualities to connect with one self, the others and the universe. Exploring the spine, its movement, fluidity and versatility to amplify transformation of Movements.
Dancing with truth.
Tuning into the voice to generate a flow and expansive quality of movement with a focus on dynamism and performance.
How does one find a natural groove, respond to the pulse of the heart, beat of a sound and live in the movement with poise, power and vitality.
Biography Alesandra Seutin

Authentic movement with Benjamin Vandewalle

In this class we will start with a guided meditation becoming more and more aware of our inner world of thoughts, emotions and sensation. From there we literally directly dive straight into an Authentic movement practice. It’s a practice that was started by Mary Starks Whitehouse where you allow yourself to be moved by closely observing your inner world and putting the impulses you pick up into movement. As we start with meditation it allows us to access deeper states in the movement practice more rapidly.
Biography Benjamin Vandewalle

Repertory: Drumming with Clinton Stringer

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 some of the principles which were used to construct it. The students 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 and partnering all starting from the same basic phrase but resulting in new and varied transformations.
Biography Clinton Stringer