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The poetry of technique This exploratory journey intends to approach technique in a new way: integrate creativity with technique We will navigate between the flows of one’s inner voice and impulses while keeping the frame of the material that is proposed, engaging a dialogue of the inside while cultivating an awareness of the form produced in space.
2015.02.10

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- FULL NAME: Marie Chabert

- PHONE NUMBER: +33 7 85 62 89 37

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-       TITLE OF THE ACTIVITY: 

The poetry of technique: an exploratory contemporary dance class 

-       DETAILED CONTENT DESCRIPTION (150 words or more):

These past few years I have been interested in making links between my daily life and my artistic practice, between technique and creativity, between formless and structure, between transmission and intention.

 From the desire to bring harmony in all aspects of life, the idea of connecting mind and soul with the body led me to consider the embodiment as a powerful tool to express oneself fully and therefore accepting these manifestations of the self in order to be in the Present.

From there comes into the research the physical, the emotional, the spiritual and the expression of the heart, the social, the musical, the intuitive and the creative bodies.

The question of form and structure in relationship to what we can call ‘formless’ (or the immaterial) has therefore been relevant to this research as it is about the wealth of the connections between what we do (the form), and how we do things (the formless) that is at its core.

Indeed what is it that we put behind movement? Behind a line or a curve? What is the essence of movement that expresses itself through our gestures? Can the form help finding the ‘invisible’? Or is it this ‘invisible’ that gives life to form?

How do they both have an impact on what we feel and what we give to see?

Does the external impact of the form carry on feeding the internal life of the mover?

In this exploratory class I will try to maintain a conscious dialogue between both of these aspects, giving space to the group and the individual to interact with the propositions, alternating between exploration and set materials.

What I am proposing

The poetry of technique: an exploratory contemporary dance class 

Aim

To develop a living technique, fully embodied and creative, and to reveal the uniqueness of the interpreter within us

How?

The form

I will offer guided explorations to refine our bodily perceptions, alternating with set material and culminating in embodying a technical movement phrase.

Are thrown into the game anatomical support, weight and momentum, dynamics and internal impulses, intentions, sensation and proprioception, spatial engagement, all in relationship to movement patterns and coordination (core distal, cross lateral, spirals and so on…).

The formless

Shifting the focus: moving from what is right or wrong, being together or looking great, to how it feels and

listening to our own internal music while keeping the frame of the exercise                                                 

Listening to the body and to the group energy                                                                                                          

Freeing up the external eye while cultivating consciousness                                                                                  

Tuning to one’s own internal voice and impulses                                                                                                            

Give a chance to the participants to experience freedom of movement                                                                    

Connect to pleasure 

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

The poetry of technique

This exploratory journey intends to approach technique in a new way: integrate creativity with technique

We will navigate between the flows of one’s inner voice and impulses while keeping the frame of the material that is proposed, engaging a dialogue of the inside while cultivating an awareness of the form produced in space.

                                                                                                                                                                   

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

Marie trained in the UK and graduated from The Place in 2006. She has performed, taught and choreographed internationally. In 2013 she creates La compagnie Bodysong based in France and she obtains the french teaching diploma in 2014. She teaches professional dancers (CCN J.C Galotta, World Dance Alliance, The Place), dance students and amateurs.

In 2012 she initiates the educational project 'Dance as a tool against violence' in Mexico and in Burkina Faso.

 

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

Dance students, choreographers, teachers and professional dancers

about 20 people

 

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-  TIME REQUEST:        

2hours  (can be reproduce several times)                                                                                                                                                     

- TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS (audio, beamer etc): sound system with ipod plugging                                                                                                                                                                              

- SPACE NECESSITY (studio size etc):

medium to large size dance studio, adequate floor for dancing and floor work

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