Workshop with Angela-Mara Florant
Especially in this highly digitalized age, the words of Andrea Olsen ring true to my ears: “It is easy to think of ourselves as flat; mirrors and photographs give us the illusion that we are two -dimensional. Instead, we have have sculpted fullness, and the curves and angles give force and agility to our body.”
Move through the room, following your personal body flow, dancing up and down through the different levels. Be pulled apart, pushed together. Leave a path trailing behind you, search for wide open spaces and return again to narrow, close, tight spaces.
We will use our breath and micro movements to modulate our inner spaces. Stimulating the fascia tissue, we experience tensegrity, not only inside ourselves, but also inside a group structure. We feel an inner pull in different directions and expand our attention in these directions.
We experience a network, a web, connecting us with the space and other dancers in the space. Can you be in and out at the same time? What does the space need in this moment? What do I need? How can these needs be balanced? How can you modulate between taking space and giving space? How can you be supportive by giving space?
We will work with the concept of multi-directionality in a physical and technical way. How can tensegrity and multi-dimensionality be transferred to other aspects of life, other fields?