17 -18-19-20 – 24-25-26-27 the of june from 11 AM till 6 PM
inscription before 5th of june after contact and payment, open as well to individuals of all ages and duo’s like couple parent-child , friends who know each other . You will be working though also with other persons. ALL AGES . this work is the basic preparation for our studio dance work that will start again from september on.
MAINTOPIC, BLINDFOLDWORK IN NATURE SENSIBILITY TRAINING, CHANGE OF PERCEPTION , EMPATHIC BODYWORK, OUTDOOR IMPROVISATION, TIME AND SPACE SETTINGS.
place : private wild garden in the country side near Jabbeke ( Bruges ) accessible by train & bus . sleeping over not possible.
1 person : one day /100 euro 3 days / 250 euro 2 persons : one day /160 euro 3 days / 420 euro
max 8 participants a day
BLINDFOLDWALKS : These outdoor walks widen the sensory perception, invite to observe the body and provoke the imagination. They are source of a tremendous information for the professional performer as they have a strong therapeutic value. As these natural processes are researched, the workshops definitely favor a mixture of ages, of levels and of interest.
When ‘received’, these blindfold journeys are intense experiences dealing with ‘delivery,’ ‘states of the mind’, new perceptions of space and time, and the development of a refined and sensitive body consciousness. When ‘given’, the active participant develops his/her imagination while using ‘nature’ as a concrete source to find new spaces, time, body qualities for the other to move in. Equally he/she learns how to ‘deserve’ the confidence of his blindfolded companion, and he/she finds out about the importance of generosity and clarity with the other’s body. This constant shift between activity and passivity creates a fluid dynamics. Through the repetition of the blindfolded walks one discovers new dimensions but also significant blockages (e.g. blurring and sharpening of space and time, fear of both the unknown and the partner) but also learns to appreciate and even to master inner excitement and stillness, and he/she disovers the different layers of mental and physical submission or resistance to the experience.
These workshops, as well in nature as in the city, favor the experience and the time to study and observe the processes of the body and the mind. Each outdoor work or wall is anticipated with bodywork and concretely connection with improvisational dance. It is in the new found space and sense we can develop new movements.