Workshop by Formless Arts

5 - 6 October 2019
As part of the Facilitator Program, Formless Arts gives the opportunity for a Play-Fight workshop co-facilitated by Marina and Ester. A chance to dive into the practice through the personal understanding and elaboration of two dedicated students and collaborators.

About the workshop:
The class will weave a journey through different exercises, eventually flowing into the free play. Focusing on reawakening awareness upon stored unnecessary tensions and dysfunctional patterns of reactions, we will gradually move beyond the field of mere physicality to embrace all aspects of the being. Only when able to recognise how much tension we accumulate in our system, by releasing, we can transform the tension into real power.
"Stop doing" allows the body to re-function organically and efficiently, while the mind starts interfering less and less at each step we take. In the exact moment we stop holding onto something, we also expose ourselves, naked and only humbly dressed with our weaknesses. Here, vulnerability opens up the space for connection and connection becomes the channel for a more honest communication. Through the other, with the other, we can flow, embrace the challenge, breathe playfulness, discover further about who we are not; eventually embodying a state of non-resistance, towards ourselves first.

- falling as a state of being
- gravity practice
- non-resistance quality
- preserving structural integrity
- doing without doing
- connection, with or without the physical contact
- work with and through fears
- confrontation & collaboration
- play as inherent fundamental quality

Marina Sekacheva - For nineteen years, Marina has been studying in different dance areas. Nowadays, she works as a choreographer, performer and teacher in Russia. The last 4 years Marina explores Play-Fight Practice and is part of the team of the Formless Arts Movement Philosophy by Bruno Caverna. Through this consistent research into the practice, Marina deeply changed her perception of dance, consciousness and relationships. The quality of non-resistance creates a new path to creating improvisation in a relaxed state of existence. As a teacher and performer, she is completely devoted to the effortless principles and uses them in the learning process. Now she is the organizer and teacher of the Play-Fight Practice platform in Russia..

Ester Braga - Her background of experiences and interests mainly interconnects intensive training in contemporary dance and floor-work, contact improvisation, instant composition, with her later studies into yoga, postural and somatic practices. The first encounter with Bruno Caverna happened in 2014, first through Liquid Body, later through Play-Fight. These practices gave her the ground for the fascinating integration of the movement experiences had until that moment, gradually acquiring important tools for the application of the core principles into everyday life. Ester currently works as manager in the Formless Arts Team while following consistently workshops and events, aware of navigating through a life-long journey of challenging, yet revealing body-mind explorations and uplifting interactions.


Saturday 5th October from 1.30pm to 6.30pm
Sunday 6th Ocotber from 10.30 am 4.30 pm


Salle des sports, Saint Michel l'Observatoire (04)


70€ (Deposit of 30€ to book the spot)


before the 21 September to Quentin Martin at / +3363270089