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Susanne Bentley // Teacher
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The overwhelming feedback from 'pole show girl' participants last year at Impulstanz that just by doing the moves they felt, and became sexy - form becoming being. The opposite is also true - feeling states produce certain movement forms. The chicken or the egg coming first becomes possible. What then can we teach in other movement classes that can bring about the form that we want? The chicken, the egg, or both? This will be an interactive workshop, with poles, pleasure & plenty of personal exploration.
2015.02.10

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- FULL NAME: Susanne Bentley

- PHONE NUMBER: +32 498841607

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- TITLE OF THE ACTIVITY: Being & Doing Sexy

- DETAILED CONTENT DESCRIPTION (150 words or more):

Since early 2014 I have been teaching "pole show girl" classes, choreographing numbers for this, and have become interested in how the body is perceived from the outside and feels on the inside. From burlesque, pin-up, to today's music video choreography, there are certain similarities in the movement material & form, all designed with the "sexy body" in mind.

Reclaiming sexy has been an eye opener for me, and it was the overwhelming feedback from participants last year at Impulstanz that just by doing the moves they felt, and became sexy. The state of sexiness was produced by the movement - form becoming being. Then the being reinforced the form and a feedback loop was created.

I'm also interested in what happens the other way around - being becoming form. How feeling states produce a certain movement quality. The chicken or the egg coming first becomes possible. What then can we teach in other movement classes that can bring about the form that we want? The chicken, or the egg, or both?

I’d like to give 2 options: a longer version teaching a few pole moves & having participants feeling this idea, or a shorter version without poles where we go directly for contemporary movement & states.

Longer version 2hrs, shorter 1.5.

- SUMMARY OF CONTENT DESCRIPTION (max 60 words; for publishing)   

The overwhelming feedback from 'pole show girl' participants last year at Impulstanz that just by doing the moves they felt, and became sexy - form becoming being. The opposite is also true - feeling states produce certain movement forms. The chicken or the egg coming first becomes possible. What then can we teach in other movement classes that can bring about the form that we want? The chicken, the egg, or both?

This will be an interactive workshop, with poles, pleasure & plenty of personal exploration.   

                                                                                                                                                                        

-       SHORT BIOGRAPHY (max 60 words for publishing (if co-taught all in all max 60 words)

Susanne Bentley (NZ/BE) is a contemporary dancer, improvisor, teacher and choreographer, working with others and on her own projects in New Zealand and Europe since 1996.

She teaches contemporary dance, performance improvisation and pole for organisations such as Impulstanz, Ultima Vez, Charleroi Danses, Tanzquartier, Marameo, University of Waikato, Sarahcademy, Fontys Academy.

Susanne is an ICF accredited life coach, and artistic coach.

 

-       AIMED AT WHO (AND HOW MANY PEOPLE MIN /MAX?)

Anyone, teachers I guess.

no min/max unless I work with poles (in which case depends the number of poles – maybe 20?)

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-       TIME REQUEST:  late morning or evening                  

-       2hrs for pole version

-       1-1.5hrs   for non-pole version                                                                                                                                

- TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS (audio, beamer etc): poles (for that option) + some free space around them to dance in. Flipchart or whiteboard  & appropriate markers                                                                                                                                                         

- SPACE NECESSITY (studio size etc): depends on pole option. If no poles then it’s fine any size that we have space to move in.

 


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