Training between Acrobatics, Dance and  Movement Investigation

 

In collaboration:

 

- Winston Reynolds I Microbatics

- Verena Schneider I  (De) constructing Handstand & Movement Practice

- Florencia Buzzo I Flow Force

 

WINSTON & VERENA:

The combination should give people a package where they discover and train two different approaches of combining circus, dance and movement investigation.

Both Verena and Winston, have in common this interdisciplinary approach and have been training together with Tomislav English and his Ferus // Animi Training, among others.

Though Winston’s background is more based in acrobatics and partner acrobatics with his partner Axel, Verena’s approach is based on her experience as a handbalancer and performance & dance studies.

Collaborating and sharing knowledge in different fields they want to offer those workshop together where they hope to offer a package which can be complementary in certain way.

 

 

The workshop

Having constructed and deconstructed their acrobatic training over the past 10 years, this workshop will share ongoing thoughts and speculations on how to approach this way of moving. As both Winston & Verena’s movement practice has its foundation within acrobatics (Verena more into handstands) it will be focusing on principles and how their practice shape their way of moving and training. It will be specific and open at the same time. An open mind is needed.

Using an interpretation of agility we will work on balance, strength, coordination and speed to see how this can be cultivated into both solo practice and partnering situations with the idea to build up a well rounded and adaptive mover.

 

How does the acrobat move and which principles does he use to move his mode into space?

How can the handstand be more moved and our movement be more stable and balanced?

What social patterns do we find in our practice and how do we listen to what we are hearing or seeing?

 

With this in mind we will be looking at an ongoing research and vocabulary of both solo and collaborative movement situations, with the attempt of using acrobatics and locomotion as a vehicle to expand our understanding of this strand of movement training.

Past Collaborations:

 

  • 1.&2th of February 2020 in Genth @ WHISPER.BE (BE) in Collaboration with Winston Reynolds

Upcoming Collaborations: 

  • October 2020: Vienna (still to be precised)

FLORENCIA & VERENA

The combination should give people a package where they discover and train two different approaches of combiningcircus, dance and movement investigation.

Both Verena and Florencia, have in common this interdisciplinary approach and also being educated in Le Lido -ESAC Toulouse.

Collaborating and sharing knowledge in different fields they want to offer those workshop together where they hope tooffer a package which can be complementary in certain way.

 

THE WORKSHOP: 

Florencia offers a fusion between acrobatics and dance and body awarness. Already in her circus study but mostly afterwords sheenriched knowledge by studying Anatomy of the Movement, Feldenkrais, Eutonia, B.M.C (Body Mind Center), Axis Syllabus.

The common denominator among the different techniques, the central axis of their interest, is: the nature of the force in the body and in the movement.

To explore the dynamic laws that govern us, to be able to dance with them and achieve greater fluidity and freedom in ourrelationship with the body in movement.

Tools / technics given: acrobatics, dance, movement anatomy, eutonia and martial arts techniques such as aikido to enrich thelanguage, and approach the movement of acrobatics from a strong but soft body.

 

Verena offers with Deconstructed Handstand a handstand workshop which tries to offer an alternative combined with traditiontraining around and within handstand as well as a moment practice which should give more freedom & power in the movement around & within a creative approach.

Deconstructing handstand means also, that the goal will not always be to have perfect stable handstand, but also a combinationbetween a moving handstand and a fixed handstand.

We want to practice both, a strict technical approach and at the same time play with in imperfection of the performance and also ourability to improvise and combine instinctively.

Upcoming Collaborations:

  • Mai 2020: 16./17th - 'Training in between Acrobatics, Dance and Movement Investigation'                                                             MORE INFORMATIONS: https://www.facebook.com/events/558960808047397