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Ismael IvoModern Ethnic Dance
"What would happen if, instead of only go by our life, we would allow ourselves the craziness or awareness to dance it?" (R.Garaudy). Dance is ritual: sacred ritual, social ritual. In dance we find this double signification which is part of the origin of all human activity. The traditional form of the circle is used to bring the students in contact with their energy, as relating to the other participants. The foot contact with the ground in connection with the vibration of the pelvis and the extensions of arms unlock the torso, which provides a basis for repetitive movements. With this repetition dance intensifies awareness and, simply from the fact of sharing a movement with the group, turns into a longing to say the unspeakable and to get to know the unexplainable.
ArtistBio: Ismael Ivo
Week2: 24. Jul - 28. Jul 2006
Intensive2: 29. Jul + 30. Jul 2006