Spine Mobility and Contemporary Acrobatics

by Yotam Peled

Spine Mobility and Contemporary Acrobatics

Surrendering into movement
a dance workshop by Yotam Peled focusing on Spine Mobility and Contemporary Acrobatics

Dates: 9. - 10.4.2022
12:00 - 16:00 h

Place: DOCK 11, Saal 1
Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin, Germany

€ 40,00 for one day
€ 70,00 for both days

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Throughout the past 10 years, inspired by his background in circus, martial arts and contemporary dance, Yotam has been developing an approach to movement and creation which brings together high risk and physicality, efficiency and release of energy, and sensitive performativity. As a teacher he is interested in creating a space for transformation for the participants, in which both pushing boundaries and embracing restrictions can coexist. His main interest is in deconstructing the body from its known human biomechanics and patterns, by isolating body parts and surfaces, moving in challenging directions, and exploring unconventional patterns inspired by textures and poetic images.
The workshop is an exploration of the virtuosity of the body and the potential to take risks through testing different forms of mobility. The seminar integrates movement sequences from different movement methods, such as Capoeira, Release technique and Flying-Low, aiming to prepare our core and build our relation to the floor, taking inspiration from the element of water. The sessions focus on expanding our technical skills, learning to approach the floor with ease, and travel the space through the release of energy and effective dynamics.
Through a technique-based warm-up and guided improvisation tasks we practice the mobility of our spine, softening and articulating, guiding and following different body parts.
By breaking our movement patterns and habits, we aim to reach a more total physicality and discover new, complex ways of devouring the space.
In the course of the practice we learn and practice different acrobatic drills, maneuvers and phrases, with a sustainable approach that suits both beginners and professionals, as well as repertoire from Yotam's creations which integrates floor acrobatics in fluid movement. Alongside technical skill and guided improvisation, we will dive into the choreographic world of Yotam Peled, learning material from his last solo creations.
The workshop is aimed at intermediate - professional practitioners, but do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure about participating.