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Reconnection Through Movement – Open Level Movement Workshop

Reconnection Through Movement – Open Level Movement Workshop
Time Time

1-4pm

Date Date
TBC
Price Price

£25 Early Bird before 19th Sept/ £30 thereafter

As a multidisciplinary mover, Aneta would like to share with you some examples and insights into her training which helped her to create a body able to adapt to various physical challenges and movement stimulus.

Aneta will introduce students to the results of many years worth of movement research between capoeira, her own practice and her training as a professional dancer.
During workshops, she prioritiesan ethical and individual approach to the students and supportive group dynamic that’s why the upcoming training has limited spaces available.

MOVEMENT APPROACH:

This workshop is the result of over 16 years of research and physical practice within many different movement cultures. Using mediums such as Soft Acrobatics, Floor Work, Qi Gong, Release Technique, Flying Low, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation and some Capoeira concepts of playfulness and resilient body.

Aneta would like to explore the body in the relation to self, others and the concepts of internal and external space. We will investigate ways to incorporate the total physical awareness necessary for Capoeira, whose roots partly lie in the art of fighting, into the more meditative world of release technique.

The aim is to introduce the possibility of building soft transitions between different movement forms and between different movement dynamics. We will be looking at the importance of breathing, physical and internal space, mental preparation, the psychosomatic system and the anatomy to search for the most effective way to use the body in specific movement tasks, flow and movement sequences.

(not previous experience required, suitable for everyone with regular physical practice)

Bio

Aneta Zwierzynska is a professional dancer, performer, capoeira teacher and choreographer. Aneta obtained a double MA degree from Anton Bruckner University in Austria in Movement Research and Dance Pedagogy. She has trained and worked in Poland, Greece, France, Portugal, Austria, Brazil and the U.K. Her movement research was sponsored by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. Her first movement research was carried out in Brazil based on the possibility to exchange the knowledge and experience from contemporary dance and capoeira practice. Her second master degree was inspired by the Dance movement Psychotherapist Beatrice Allegranti from Roheampton University.
 
She based her thesis on exploring the topics of body politics and embodied ethics. In her pedagogical and movement practice Aneta is using her knowledge and experience from different movement cultures such as: contemporary dance, release technique, yoga, gyro-kinesis, qi gong, capoeira , flying low, floor work, bartenieff fundamentals, spiral dynamics and contact improvisation. She was performing with various dance companies in Europe and Brazil. Some which include E33 Dance Company (Rambert Theatre), Guarini Dance Company, Animal Radio, Sean Graham, Alter Dance, Theatre, Modrzejewska, Breaking Convention (Saddler Wells Theatre), Liz King, D.ID, Tanztheater Springschuh (Tanz Quartier), and Schauaacker Feat Cia, Teater Avatar. Currently she is working as dancer/ performer for Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre.
She was also main choreographer of a life performance by Eliza Wren/ LoEx music . She teaches regular classes and workshops and promotes her unique combination of contemporary dance and capoeira.. She teaches professional classes internationally for such as institutions as Artdanse Toulouse, Danc.c.e Athens Greece , Studio 26s -Thessaloniki, The Place London, London Studio Center, Rambert, Grotowski Institute. In 2016, she was selected to be the main choreographer for the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture. Aneta is also certificated Yoga teacher by Nepal Yoga Home.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING OPEN DAY

Time Time

4pm-6pm

Date Date
TBC
Price Price

Free

A cosy afternoon of practice, tea & nibbles to learn more about our 200h course running Sept-Dec 2021

This is a lovely opportunity to:

-Meet our lead teachers Amanda Walker and Roberto Rubalcava.
-Gain understanding of what the course will cover
-Ask questions
-Get a felt sense of its atmosphere and ethos.

PROGRAMME

4pm Arrival, tea, brief introduction
4:15-5:15pm Vinyasa Flow Practice instructed by Lead Trainers
5:15-5:30 Snacks & more tea
5:30-6pm Course presentation and Q&A

If you are looking for a deeper dive into the tradition of yoga no matter if to teach, refine your practice or just approach it with greater understanding and skill for your own personal journey … our course might be just right for you!

READ MORE ABOUT THE COURSE

EXPLORE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP WITH SAM TYSON

EXPLORE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP WITH SAM TYSON
Time Time

1pm-4pm

Date Date
TBC
Price Price

£30

This workshop will explore the line between physical practice and play, between structure and improvisation. It will draw inspiration from Sam’s background in contemporary dance and contact improvisation, alongside his current movement practice centred around microbatics and gymnastics.
 
The workshop will be divided into 3 parts. The first hour will be spent exploring play, softening and efficiency of movement through the lens of physical partner games. In the second hour we will isolate specific acrobatic movements: cartwheel variations, the macaco and QDR. Each will be broken down into its fundamental building blocks so that participants can go away with a clear understanding of how to go a ways and practice these on their own.
The final hour of the workshop will look at integrating play into the microbatics practice through the improvisation.
 
Participants will leave the workshop with the feeling that the brain and body have worked hard!

Bio

Sam Tyson is a movement coach: he works with his students to explore a generalist approach to movement, combining gymnastic strength, dance, acrobatics, climbing, parkour, contact improvisation and movement games.
 
Sam’s work draws inspiration from the Ido Portal Method, and on concepts from Playfight and Fighting Monkey, alongside his 8 years of experience in professional dance and 10 years of competitive martial arts.
 
Sam is always looking to explore and learn, and his desire to teach flows naturally from his curiosity to figure things out. You’ll usually find him climbing a tree, or the side of a building, upside down in a park or out hiking and wild swimming somewhere beautiful.”