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. Through the other, with the other, we can flow, embrace the challenge, 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 ● connection, with or without the physical contact ● confrontation & collaboration ● play as inherent fundamental quality
11 - 12 March 2023 from 10 to 6pm with lunch break. More info on the schedule soon !!
early bird spots until 20th February at 85€ regular price 100€
Only through the Deposit we can consider your place booked. In case of cancellation the Deposit cannot be refunded but a replacement can be arranged or the amount can be reinvested in another event by Formless Arts.
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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. She met Bruno Caverna in 2014, first through Liquid Body, later through Play-Fight; a mind-blowing encounter which since then has been at the foundation of her journey, in life and profession. Ester currently works as manager for Formless Arts and as Play-Fight Facilitator while consistently following workshops and events, aware of navigating through a life-long journey of challenging yet revealing body-mind explorations and uplifting interactions. At the moment she is also deepening her research in the line between Play-Fight & Contact Improvisation and integrating her important experience in the Yoga panorama within Formless Arts activities, connecting the approach from the very essence of Formless Arts philosophy.
The process will be guided by the Facilitators: Ester Braga and Chiara Zompa
I discovered contemporary dance in 2007, after many years of practicing artistic roller skating. At first I felt in love with floor work and release techniques, which are still strong pilars in my approach to movement and dance. Following my desire to explore the potential of physical expression and communication, I have been feeding my research and training mainly with the practice of improvisation, taiji, capoeira angola, contact improvisation, Axis Syllabus and physical theatre, enjoying so much folk dances and singing. In 2016 my artistical journey brought me to Portugal, where I took part in FAICC, Advanced Formation in Choreography and Creation, which gave me the opportunity to expand my research as a performer and creator. Since 2014 I find in Formless Arts' practices a huge basin where to discover and learn about how to meet through dance in a playful, careful and confrontational way, as a gateway to the neverending path of self-knowledge. I am working fot Formless Arts both as organizer and facilitator and I am currently part of HUMUS - Professional Dance Program through Contemporary Tools' pedagogical team.