This course led by Giorgio Convertito goes with a subtitle: The Expanded Body - A series of classes investigating and challenging the physical borders of the body.
The working theory at the base of these classes is that movement and movement perception go beyond the physical borders of the body, including, affecting and making use of the environment where the dance happens. At the basis of the classes are focused explorations and attentive listening of body systems (cells, fluids), structures (skeleton, muscles, bones, connective tissues) and sections (feet, legs, torso, arms, head), in order to develop a deeper understanding of movement and its extension into the environment. Through this practice we will learn how to allow for and discover movement, and to refine our physical awareness and presence. Listening to what the body has to say with an open and curious mind will generate personal, genuine and imaginative movement. Most of the work will be done as solo, with some partner work involving touch as a tool to bring the body into focus. These classes propose a technical work that requires the utmost level of discipline and integrity as it offers many questions and no dogmas. This type of practice applies to any level of experience in dance.
Giorgio Convertito is a dancer and dance maker based in Helsinki and has worked since 1993 around Europe. He holds a BA in dance and choreography, from the School for New Dance Development, a department of the Amsterdam Theaterschool and an MA in dance pedagogy from the Helsinki Theatre Academy. His views on dance and performance in general, are mainly shaped by the encounters with Susan Rethorst, Katie Duck, Julyen Hamilton and Micheal Klein. Also Body Mind Centering, Alexander technique and contact improvisation have played a major role in defining his approach on movement, both as a performer and a teacher.
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Indulge the Movement – Contemporary dance for all courses are mainly instructed by the choreographers and performers of Zodiak’s previous, current and upcoming season’s programme of performances. Indulge the Movement courses are suitable for everyone, and you can participate even without previous dance experience. Indulge the Movement – Contemporary dance for all courses focus on motion and movement, but they also offer an opportunity to explore different dance practices with alternating instructors.