Workshop with Angela-Mara Florant (DE)
Usually in order to manipulate our dance partners we use our hands and fingers. Even the latin root the of the word manipulation (manus = hand) suggests this connection, and we tend to grab/ push/ pull using our hands. Open manipulation allows my partner manifold options of reacting. Less habitual points of contact like the inner side of the elbow and knee or the neck can be used to invite our partner in a specific direction. We will take a lot of time to warm up our joints by a bodywork and prepare them to be open and soft for dancing. How can a manipulation be soft and inviting? Let’s discover the playfulness in a manipulative dance!