18 - 20 June / 13:00 - 16:00 CET
Play-Fight Practice is one of the pillars of Formless Arts. The practice weaves physicality with movement philosophy, shedding awareness into the unconscious resistances towards the gravitational force and the pervasive fear of falling (physically and existentially) that appears as an inherent human condition. Tensions and adversities are necessary frictions to spark evolution and growth, however when stagnated, accumulated and suppressed below the conscious radar, it may potentially turn out into traumatic events, the source for a myriad of dysfunctionalities externalized on the body-mind system. The physical drills, orientated in playfulness, focus on recognizing, acknowledging and recycling those harmful lifelong storage of unnecessary hidden tensions and blockages into a self-empowerment cultivation. The practice requires a partner for the exercises whose presence is also vital to potentially trigger the necessary self-confrontational process by mutually reflecting and mirroring the blindspots. Ultimately, the practice invites a self-honesty attitude and truthfulness while stimulating the embodiment of non-resistance and effortlessness principles in order to point the way back to the flow state.

Play-Fight Practice, through the eyes of Formless Arts, regards the ecology of life as an inherent and inescapable interplay between cooperation and confrontation. The practice's overall aim is to integrate such a dichotomy into one fertile ground for the exploration of a dynamic balance in between such oppositions. The presence of an engaging partner is vital to ignite the mirror effect, the weaving-thread that permeates through all physical exercises and drills. By cultivating a tactful and honest confrontation, our vulnerabilities, fears, denials, escapisms and blind spots are reciprocally revealed in the bodies. As part of we process we also serve to each other as a metaphorical lighthouse, like a point of external reference that supports and nourishes individual's navigation into the depths of our own inner sea of obfuscated resistances, all the way to the roots.


Open level, that's to say, the practice welcomes everyone sincerely curious to embark on a self-knowledge practice through physicality, playfulness and embodied philosophy. As the exercises and drills are executed in couples, we recommend finding a partner before joining us in order to fully benefit from the process.
Embodying falling principles as a state of being

Why unconscious resistance to gravity plays a pivotal role in the architecture of human body
Avoidance of falling as a survival instincts and its paradoxical implications on the body-mind system
Practicing falling to engage the muscular-skeleton system effortlessly and efficiently
Resistance to falling in relation to ancestral fears and other primal coping mechanisms
Studies of the correlations between Injury prevention, physical structure integrity with attitudes of resistance towards the gravitational pull
13:00 - 15:00 (CET)
07:00 - 09:00 (New York)
08:00 - 10:00 (Sao Paulo)
14:00 - 16:00 (Moscow)

Fri, 18th June
Sat, 19th June
Sun, 20th June

Course fee: 80 euros for two

* If you want to have more people in the same space to join the training there will be an additional fee of 25 euros per each participant.

The classroom material has been designed and intended for two people (min) since the practice is essentially a partner-work.
1) Zoom - a platform for online classes. Only the people registered will have the privilege to attend the live zoom sessions
2) Web Platform - a platform where all online classes will be published every other day. Lessons will be available until 27th June.

In you are interested in enrolling, please fill out the form below and we will contact you to send details about participation in the intensive. The personal data collected here will be exclusively used by the Formless Arts Team and will not be shared with any individual or legal entity other than the organization of this event.
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Marina Pereira
Dancer, choreographer and teacher in the field of Contemporary Dance and of movement philosophy Formless Arts.
Play-Fight Practice Facilitator since 2016.

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Bruno Caverna
Course leader and teacher
Founder of Formless Arts - Movement Philosophy. Originator of Play-Fight,
Liquid Body and Fallness Practices.

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