SPINNING AND WHIRLING"
CONTEMPORARY DANCE WORKSHOP
WITH ZIYA AZAZI
Saturday 21st November 2009-Tuesday, 24 November 2009 14:00-17:00
RACE AND RHYTHM SPACE
2 DARTMOUTH PARK HILL
BODY ECONOMY AND AWARENESS THROUGH WHIRLING
Warming up with stretching & breathing
Awareness with body part & upside dawn exercises, basic acrobatics & improvisation
Whirling, spinning & rolling in different forms & levels
Aims and Objectives:
This workshop suggests a space for the participants where they can deal with their limits
through whirling, stimulate their ability for the thrift of bodily energy, and through these
abilities reach their goal movement within their own genre, spending less energy, with a higher
level of awareness.
Whirling is not the main goal of this workshop. The greater goal is to improve one’s physical,
emotional and mental awareness through whirling and the exercises prior to that. It leads the
participants to perceive and accept what is befalling throughout whirling, and reach an
innovative movement by means of whirling.
The workshop consists of following steps:
• Warm up: stretching and breathing in order to enhance concentration preparing the
body and mind to gain strength to push mental and physical limits.
• Awareness: This step includes floor work, body part & upside dawn exercises, basic
acrobatics and improvisation in various levels. It aims to strength the awareness of
senses and systems in preparation for meeting the unknown arrangements to be
encountered while whirling.
• Whirling: Further developments of physical, emotional and mental awareness are to be
obtained in this step. Whirling first starts at the vertical level. At the further steps
repetitive movements are to be experienced at both vertical and horizontal levels. This
step helps the participants to feel and record the conditions of their perception of space
and body; thus the awareness improves. This is a step where the participants in various
aspects confront conditions that are not usual or accustomed. By accepting the
unknown, the knowledge concerning awareness and ability for the thrift of bodily energy
Price for the 4 days £65 1 day £20
REGULAR FLAMENCO CLASSES
WITH MIRIAM FAURA
From November 2009
Saturdays 11am-12pm Beginners and 12-1.30 Body Technique (General)
After 3 years, Miriam Faura(Choreographer/Artistic DIrector Race and Rhythm DT and Noche de Feria) will re start her regular classes at Race and Rhythm Space in Tufnell Park.
Beginners 11am-12pm; Basic body and feet work techniques and Flamenco rhythms thought sequences.
General 12-13.30: The classes will be focussed in body work from traditional Flamenco technique to new personal technique developed by the Choreographer from a variety of dance styles. The workshops will allow participants to find more freedom, movement vocabulary and change of dynamics in their body movements when dancing Flamenco. For more information contact us on email@example.com www.raceandrhythm.com
FLAMENCO PERCUSSION INTENSIVE WEEKEND FOR ALL LEVELS
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November
7th Nov 12-5pm and 8th 12-5pm Nov. Ten hours of Flamenco percussion technique and basic Flamenco rhythms intensive weekend with the possibility of participating in a performance in December.
Workshop Leaders Pablo Dominguez and Ruben Perez who have been teaching in our special events.
This is a great opportunity to learn the Flamenco basic technique and rhythms in a weekend.
One day £60 Two days £99
For more information contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org