Intensive with Urs Stauffer
In my class, I wish to share my definition of the field of research in CI which is physical, not emotional, nor social and not esthetic in the sense of artistic standards. I understand CI not as a practice, but as a TECHNIQUE which NEEDS practice. This is where we start.
Our body is shaped in order to be functional in movement, as well within ourselves as in relationship with others and our environment. Finding ways to access this natural and long lost functionality is very fundamental in CI. To understand and INCORPORATE it, we need the courage to spend time with basic principles which go way underneath (or beyond?) the acrobatic dances CI seems to be famous for. The study of some tools of Body-Mind Centering® can be very helpful to allow our body to remember its ancient knowledge of moving with ease and precision. In my work BMC® and CI keep informing each other constantly as two distinct techniques.
Feeling more comfortable and adequate in our bodies as well as more at ease in relation to our environment, we will open up new possibilities to improvise our dances with skill and pleasure.