Grounding and Fragile Balances with Joerg Hassmann Day 2

This is the second day of a five day winter intensive with Joerg Hassmann.

We take a cushion and lying on the floor with a cushion underneath us, we rock back and forth with our pelvis as a pivot point (fulcrum). The movement is back and forth in our pelvis and not rolling side to side. “Rocking is pushing and falling” says Joerg.

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Grounding and Fragile Balances with Joerg Hassmann Day 1

This is the first day of a five day winter intensive with Joerg Hassmann.

We sit on the floor in a circle – about 20 people – and our teacher Joerg Hassmann introduces the course. It’s the first day of a five day intensive training at the Somatische Akademie in Berlin called Grounding and Fragile Balances.

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Three Dancers, Two Chairs (Library Dance workshop)

We held a Library Dance workshop today (Sunday 17 December) at Oxford Contact Dance. Here’s one of the investigations with Naomi Morris, Lizzy Spight and Julie Nicholls: three dances, two chairs. Oh yes, and books!

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Morris Dancing meets Contact Improvisation?!

I am starting a new project – combining Morris dancing –  an English folk dance – with contact improvisation to produce a number of ‘sketches’.  Dance artist Naomi Morris (yes, that really is her name) and I have already started jamming ideas. The working title is ‘Morris Remade’. I’m not quite sure where this is leading us … !

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