Soft ground

 

This class combines elements of Release technique, contact and Forsythe improvisation methods.

During the warm-up we strive to acknowledge and learn to trust the ground as the main support of the body’s weight and motions. Often class will begin on the floor, in the form of an improvisation. As we challenge known movement patterns by discovering varying points and ideas of initiation, we will focus on using our breathing in a way that facilitates dynamic changes.  

 

Class continues with either set exercises or improv tasks meant to increase range of motion, our awareness of the space and of the connection with people around us.

 

A movement sequence or group improvisation at the end of class will give room for experiencing the pure pleasure of moving together, simultaneously applying and exploring even further the discoveries made throughout class.

Trying, failing and not-knowing are highly encouraged.