WORKSHOPS WITH THOMAS METTLER (SWITZERLAND)

On the WS will be selected”FLUID BODY”

28-29th of October
Dnepr, Ukraine

  • These classes will be based on the principles of correct, natural, anatomical movement in dance solo, partnering / contact improvisation.
  • These classes will be for all levels of training of people: from professional dancers, traumatized athletes – to beginners who are just beginning to learn their body.

Description:
Our starting point in this dance-research is an “un-doing”. Through a deeper listening into our own bodies and senses we get ready for an “inner and outer research” – not for perfection – but for an understanding of basic fundamentals and principles for the most weightless possible “lifts” and partnering. Through an awakened awareness and listening into the energy of the other dancer, we dance contact improvisations effortless and smooth.
Through a deepening work with our FASCIAS we search for the “appropriate tone” of our muscles – and through the help of our BREATH and an under-standing of TENSEGRITY – we discover the new possibilities of free floating bones and our light skeleton in a “fluid muscles and connective-tissue-system”.
Principles for a weightless, centered “floating on each other” are learned playfully, always with the clear goal to FLOAT on each others movements instead of “climbing” on my partner. Technique and strength shall come from the inside – to therefore and from within respect each owns body as well a the body of my partner(s).
An important and playfull part is the use of our BREATH in dance. To get in connection with our own breath, with the breath of the dance-movement of our partner and „to take a ride on that breath“ – TOGETHER.
“… to come to the point TO LET IT HAPPEN

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Thomas Mettler (Switzerland) – Work in THEATRE & DANCE through ongoing research for 37 years.

Teaching over 30 years, 4 years full-time at professional acting or dance schools in London and Paris, and over 140 intensive workshops brought him to Columbia, France, England, Italy, Germany, USA, India, Greece, Portugal, Finland, Spain, Israel, Palestine, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Switzerland.

With his international performances all around the world and by inviting artists from all over the world to his home-country Switzerland he continues realizing his dream of a world without borders.

Watch him dance / improvise
on his own Vimeo-page: https://vimeo.com/user47646252

Thomas said about CI:

“CI is for me – in this moment of my life and dancing – more
and more LESS AND LESS = more with less =
listening listening listening instead of doing doing doing.
(If I had only 1 word to describe that, I’d name it Un-doing.)”

Dates and schedule of workshops:
October 28, Saturday:

  • 10:00 – 13:00 first class
  • 14:00 – 17:00 second class
  • 18:00 – 22:00 jam

October 29, Sunday:

  • 10:00 – 13:00 first class
  • 14:00 – 17:00 second class
  • 18:00 – 22:00 jam

  During the master classes possible participants will be selected for the performance titled “… coming together“, who will be shown on November 2, Thursday, at the Literary Museum of the Dnepr and on November 8, Wendsday, in Les Kurbas theatre in Kiev.

Preparation for the performance – October 30 – November 1 (time will be clarified all together)

Price:
28 and 29 ALL PROGRAM – 50€
one jam – 7€
4 WS – 43€
3 WS – 35€
2 MK – 29€
1 MK – 17€

The venue of the master classes is being specified!
For any questions, please contact: +380933874241 Tamara

Dear foreign friends-dancers, if you are looking for where to stay, write about it in the registration, the organizers will help you find accommodation according to your needs (hotel, hostel or stay with friends of friends)