We begin from still meditative positions that sustain subtle concentration. Slowly starting to work with vibrations that enter the body, the practice becomes more dynamic to the point in which we can move swiftly, shake vigorously, extend our bodies far into the space, cut across the floor and reach the limits of our own stamina. We will be making quicker decisions that are more attuned to the energy and atmosphere of the space. We will be able to work on alternative configurations of the body’s balance and alignment. We will gain a different understanding about continuous and fluid movement. Finally, we will become more sensitive to vibrations and resonance that our bodies share with the spaces we are in.
In this training we will borrow from Holotropic Breathwork (circular breathing), sitting and walking mediation, somatic practices, and the movement technique of Batsheva Dance Company. There will not be many structured exercises to follow but rather a more improvised yet carefully guided movement practice. Going along this path will infuse our motor skills with interest and allow us to connect to the pleasure of dance. We will pass through alternative modes of awareness, visit various physical states and improve our improvisation skills by the excess of attention given to subtleties of dynamic body sensations. If there is time, we might also learn a dance phrase.
Born in Canada in 1981, Asher Lev is a dancer and choreographer whose works have toured in festivals in Europe, Israel, Canada and the U.S. He has danced for Batsheva in Tel-Aviv, Carte Blanche in Norway and has joined many other dance and performance projects across Europe. Asher has been teaching and guiding movement and choreography workshops in academies and dance companies (such as Cullberg Ballet) in Sweden, Israel, Canada and Norway. He has an M.A. in Choreography from the Amsterdam University of the Arts and a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Lev is curious about spiritual practices that resonate with his artistic path. He is invested in teacher plants, Sufi Spinning Practice, sitting and moving meditation and ecstatic Breathwork.
Daily classes - April 23rd-27th | 10:00 - 12:00
10€ per class (45€ for all five classes)
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