Floor Barre - (Barre à Terre) with Laurence Chaperon

Dates: every Thursday 8.30 a.m. – 09.30 a.m., small studio
Only by appointment!

Laurence Chaperon is a former ballet dancer in Paris and at the Staatsoper Bonn.
The "Floor Barre", also known as "Barre à Terre" is the ideal way of training the entire body and improving the body posture. All exercises are done in a sitting position and thereby convey a better feeling and understanding for a correct and healthy body posture.

The Group Motion Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 21st 2017, from 20:00 - 22:00h
Price: 20€

Collective Dance Making in the Moment
A Creative Practice
The Group Motion Workshop is a two hour long, non stop guided process of dance/movement improvisation with live music. Based on structures and scores created and developed by Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck as an outgrowth of their work with the Group Motion Dance Company, this Workshop has been created and evolved since 1972. It is being conducted regularly every Friday night in Philadelphia for over forty years and has toured to festivals, dance centers, colleges and schools in the US and other countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Germany, France, Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus, Bermuda and Barbados. This tradition is now being implemented and carried on by a Berlin based Group Motion WS Collective, whose members include performing artist and leading Group Motion Workshop facilitator and teacher (since 2010) Laina Fischbeck from Rennes, France, Berlin based teachers Jennifer Mann and Heidi Weiss, as well as musician/composer Geoffrey Armes, who will be leading an ensemble of musicians. No experience is required!!!

The Group Motion Workshop can be utilized as a creative practice on all levels of dance experience and all ages. It serves as a resource for creative and authentic expression through dance, music and movement and sound, transformation and healing. It offers a space for interactivity and communication which is spontaneous, deep and direct, allowing for new channels of creative potential to open. The Group Motion Workshop celebrates the language of movement as a language that anyone can speak and understand. In its most known format, the famous 'Friday Night Workshop', the overlap of dancers and non-dancers and of different ages ads a powerful dimension of mutual learning and exchange of movement information and body/mind/spirit integration. As one observing and participating dancer/choreographer remarked:"You realize how much movement dancers have trained out of their bodies ". The Workshop combines highly refined structures of improvisation, movement meditations, and contact dance with explorations of breath flow, sound, and movement qualities in an interactive exchange with live improvised acoustic and electronic music. These structures are practiced in ways of playing, discovering and experiencing individually and collectively the languages of movement and dance, sound and music. These structures reflect universal patterns of communication found in nature and the human psyche. They have the potential of tapping into archetypal images and visualizations from the collective subconscious rendering forms of spontaneously compositional and choreographic creation. The practice of these dances in the space of creative interaction with music in the moment creates a ritual space of building community. 

Going Deeper Workshop with Narendra Patil

Dates: 6.2. - 10.2.2017

The workshop will be divided in 3 parts:
12:00 - 13:30h contemporary training for dancers with Narendra Patil
14:00 - 16:00h Going Deeper
Informal Showing: Friday 15:00 h
Price: 100 Euro

IndYog - The search within
Class starts with Meditative posture and Asanas (Asana is a specific posture which strengthens Mind and Body). We continue to conditioning the body through Yoga and movement and which includes body toning and Martial arts exercises which are later incorporated into the movement phrases.

The next part of the workshop will take you into playing with momentum, suspension and dynamic floor routines (which combines speed and centrifugal energy). It also combines floor exploration with antigravity falls, recovery, agile partnering and strength based technique which allows the individual to discover organic body rhythms and floor connections.

Workshop will be focused on different directions while moving in the space. It includes partnering work and movement phrases. Dancers will be given improvisation tasks to move in solos, duets and trios in which fix movement phrases will also be included.

The workshop also combines Indian Classical Kathak Dance, Folk and Contemporary Movement Vocabulary. With powerful footwork, hand combinations, rhythms and spins it will help the participant get exposed to the indian forms of movement. Participants can also expect to learn certain Indian classical Mudras (Hand Gestures) from the dance form of Bharatnatyam which can be incorporated into the movement phrase.

Workshop will be focused on - Directions, different movement vocabulary through Improvisation tools, speed, musicality, strength, moving in the space, rhythm, emotions, movement precision and efficiency.

I am happy to share this information with the participates and make them understand inner strength and emotions while moving their bodies. The aim for my workshops for participants is to move in different ways and use their inner strength and find ways of stretching their inner plasticity. Through IndYog one shall explore their physical and mental inner-self. This is the ground where east meets west, where north meets south and where you shall meet you. 

Bio: Narendra Patil is a professional Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Performer from India and a movement specialist in Contemporary, Flying Low and Improvisation.
He has been a Principal Performer, Teacher and Assistant choreographer at Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company for 10 years. He has received training in various dance forms from teachers all over the world and has shown his mettle under the likes of David Zambrano, Jozef- Linda, Peter Jasko, Laura Aris, Suzanne Linke, Anton Lachky, Terence Lewis, Nakula Somana, Marin Leggat etc.
Narendra is the first Indian contemporary dancer who has studied under David Zambrano as a part of a 30 days intensive workshop of "Flying Low” and “Passing Through” technique in Berlin, Germany, where he was selected among 489 dancers from all around the world. Again he got selected for EXIN for 30 days Flying Low and Passing Through intensives which was conducted in Madrid, Spain September 2016.
Training in all these dance forms, exploring numerous movement possibilities and finding inspiration and knowledge at various dance festivals, intensive workshops and creations with renowned teachers from all over the world and over the years, he was inspired to create his own dance vocabulary.
Narendra is currently working as an independent artist in India, Europe and Russia. He has been invited to teach at Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain; Marameo, Dock11, Berlin, Germany; Saint Petersburg, Samara, Kazan, Perm,Tyumen, Moscow, Russia; Athens, Patra, Oannina, Greece; and many other professional dance schools in Europe and India.
Narendra have been collaborated with Lamprini Gkolia (Greece) and worked together as Performers and Teachers in Europe and in India. They have performed their “CAMOUFLAGE” Duet creation in Greece, Athens , Oannina and Deltebre Dansa Festival, Spain 2015 and also took their partnering workshops to Europe and India.
Improvisation Trio Performance with David Zambrano and Lamprini Gkolia in Athens
He has also collaborated and performed Axismundi Jaipur and Geneva Project 2016 with Mohamed Toukabri, Tunisia. Rakesh Sukesh, India, Bolarin Da Costa, Belgium and Pol Sinus (Art Director). This piece has been created during a Pro Helvetia residency in India in 2015 and the premiere took place in Théâtre du Galpon, Geneva for Antigel Festival in February 2016.
Recently he has Performed “RESTLESS” solo piece in Deltebre Dansa 2016.