Workshop with Julia Limaverde
As we sharpen the kinesthetic awareness, we may be able to set aside our usual patterns and find ourselves in a state of deep listening. Presence sets in during the dance when we stop thinking. This active meditation takes our dance to places unvisited. Breaking the expectation that we generate a spectacular dance can lead to a sensational experience. What is the difference between virtuosity and skill, repetition of acrobatics and spontaneous movement, spectacle and experience, trick and improvisation?
In this class we propose begin by focusing on some of the technique foundational to CI. We remind ourselves that these techniques are there as a guideline only, and that we have the option to forget the ‘moves and pathways’ and ask the body what it wants to do. We notice everything we have learnt and then let it go, and unlearn, allowing what is new to arise. The intention is to release the conventions and bring the dance closer to the nature of the movement; breathing, silencing patterns, recognizing addictions, deconstructing habits, exploring the new with naivete, without censorship, without reference or prerequisite. Trusting in the unknown, surrendering. Everything is safely out of control.