Tanzmoto: New approach to research movement: Body Movement & Dance Research Workshops

September 13, 2014 - September 18, 2014
Tags : | asana | body movement | choreography | communication | contemporary dance | dance | hatha yoga | improvisation | performance | physical performance | physical theatre | tanzmoto

Body Movement & Yoga Workshop
September 13-15, 09:15-11:45

In this workshop participants will learn to find new ways of developing dance moves. With the physicality of the human body, including different methods of movement research and improvisation.

Based on applications from contemporary dance and yoga, professional dancers Maria Lucia Agón and Mohan C. Thomas of Tanzmoto Dance Company, Germany will offer a unique mix of ideas and techniques to enhance creating different types of motion and narration.

Part 1: Moving Principals, Rhythm Patters & Choreography
September 13, 09:15-11:45

This session will include:

  • Warm up: Basic dance exercises including techniques for relaxing and activating the bones and muscles as well as bringing awareness to the entire body
  • Isolation: Separation of each articulations and researching moving abilities of body parts and filtering those clearly – moving upper and lower body independently
  • Intention and meaning: Questioning and finding relations to what each body part is used in daily life or what it expresses in dance theatre and choreography
  • Swings and modern waltzes: Different types in 3/4 measure
  • Rhythm: Using feet and hands for irregular rhythms e.g. 5/4 or 7/8 measure
  • Resistance: Using certain pressure for floor work, jumps and partnering
  • Jumps and Running: Learning some tricky jumps and several ways of running
  • Dance choreography: Combinations and choreography with technical elements based on recent production “RETURN” of TANZMOTO DANCE COMPANY
  • Stretching combinations: Different methods to release through the lengthening of muscles

Part 2: Action & Reaction
September 14 & 15, 09:15-11:45

This session will include:

  • Warm up: Basic dance exercises including techniques for relaxing and activating the bones and muscles as well as bringing awareness to the entire body
  • Individual Exploration: Walking in the room, being aware of the own presence and using instructions to enhance presence and performance
  • Partner Work: Instinctive movement happens through new actions, surprises, rhythms, spontaneous changes and confrontations. Awareness of which parts of the body express protection, play, etc
  • Improvisation: Guided improvisation with the topic “human body” - for example: concentrations on the hips, which movement’s possibilities give us the pelvis? In which different directions can you move your hips? And what meanings could you express through hip movement. Which other parts of your body are strongly connected and influenced by the hips?
  • Physical Composition: Starting to compose your own phrases with specific part of the body
  • Creative Creation: Playing with certain adages around (English, Japanese, German) trying based on this to develop an abstract movement pattern
  • Action / Reaction: Working with dynamics in momentum through impulses based on the research of body parts
  • Dance choreography: Combinations and choreography with technical elements based on recent production “RETURN” of TANZMOTO DANCE COMPANY
  • Release Phase: The use of Body Mind Centering through body work applications including massage and movement therapy

Dance Research Workshop for Dancers
September 16, 18:15-20:45

This session will include:

  • Warm up: Contemporary training
  • Floor Work: Based on gravity, flow and release techniques
  • Motion Qualities: Applications on how to improvise freely
  • - walking and running in different directions
  • - qualities/dynamics of movement: fast, slow, balancing, breaking, floating, still, lyrical, narrative, emotional
  • Turns: Different types of challenging pirouettes and off balance turns
  • Swing and jump: Exercises exploring momentum dynamics
  • Dance choreography: Combinations with technical elements based on latest production “RETURN” of TANZMOTO DANCE COMPANY
  • Stretching combinations: Different methods to release through the lengthening of muscles

Performance: Latest production “RETURN”
September 17, 18:00-21:00

After the successful project "Imbalanced", which dealt with the complexity of our time, with an oversupply in the western world and the exploitation of natural resources as a consequence thereof, with overstimulation and it's consequences and the overextended society, TANZMOTO DANCE COMPANY continues in this direction.

The company is going to ask more questions and looks for a solution in an artistic way. The new production “RETURN” focuses on retreat, the reduction on the essential parts of life and the concentration on yourself. It describes the process of finding rest and leads to a new form of emotionality. What happens if we escape from our daily missions and our tasks in life? Do we abstain integration as a consequence of not communicating as intensive as the others? Does it automatically lead to isolation?


Featured Instructors

Maria Lucia Agon Ramirez

Tanzmoto DanceCompany | Choreographer/Dancer | RYT200

Since 2003, she works with TANZMOTO Dance Company as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographic assistant ...

Mohan C. Thomas

Founder/Director: Tanzmoto Dance Company | Choreographer/Dancer

In 2003 Mohan founded the TANZMOTO Dance Company, whose first choreography “Orientation” was performed at Joyce SoHo Theatre in New York...


Location:

3331 Arts Chiyoda
6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo, Tokyo 101-0021 Japan + Google Map
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