OPEN CLASS & LAB
schedule announced weekly
photo by Robert Andrew Turner
'WIGGLES & WAVES"
BII - The Body's Intrinsic Intelligence
gentle Biomechanics, spinal undulations
Die Kunst der Muehelosigkeit/The Art of Effortlessness
OPEN CLASS at Ponderosa e.V. Studios
open to everyone, all levels, all backgrounds, all abilities
no charge - free - kostenfrei
please observe covid regulations as outlined by Ponderosa
November 25, 2021 @ 13-15 Uhr, Kuhstall Studio
Oktober 5 & 6, 2021 (Tuesday/Wednesday)
September 29+30, 2021
Info about Ponderosa: ponderosa-dance.de
photo of Karola Luettringhaus by Robert Andrew Turner
I call my approach and movement research work BII - The Body's Intrinsic Intelligence. This suggests an inherent intelligence of the body that I can learn from, a body that 'move-thinks'. There are many places we can go from this premise. This class focuses on gentle embodied exploration of Biomechanics, spinal undulations as sources for full-bodied expression, examining our notions of alignment, for the purpose of finding new pathways and entry-points for athletic effortlessness and a refined body schema.
Every part is encouraged to articulate freely and within its parameters in order to facilitate and support coordinated/orchestrated movement of all parts and the body as a whole.
Die Kunst der Muehelosigkeit/The Art of Effortlessness then carries into philosophical ideas around not fighting oneself, around timing and rhythm which arises from the dynamic and responsive interplay of the elastic recoil of the body's tissues and negotiated appropriate muscular effort.
"Life is a balance of holding on and leting go" RUMI
LONG DISTANCE PROJECTS
LDL - Long Distance Love
California, North Carolina, USA, Berlin, Stolzenhagen, Germany and anywhere else in the world
Long distance, digitally mediated, live...
photo by Grey Pascal from a performance with Breanne Horne (l), Carl Kruger (m) and the Slow Ear Ensemble, at Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC, as part of SARUS Festival 2018
LDL - Long Distance Love is a new project that explores the nature and implications of screens on our lives and the digital connections we have with love, family, and places.
Each project is ultimately site specific and collaborative between artists in remote locations on planet earth.
Call for collaborators is open! Do you live half way around the world, or next door? Want to explore the digitality of our lives, our cyborg existence? Send me a message.