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Ismael IVO & Franca PAGLIASSOTTOMovement Flush - Improvisation for Performers
our “personal space” as a movement generator
In this class the performer mainly researches his/her movement capabilities. A performer should be always ready to keep extending his/her range of movement avoiding to become his/her own stereotype. In that perspective a series of techniques will be offered as a warm-up which can be applied in the improvisation mode later in class.
We will focus on a simple tool differentiating between the space within the reach of our body and the more general space surrounding it. The space within our reach, our “personal space” or kinesphere, is like a bubble around us. With the help of a hand-size ball we are able to stretch out into all directions in this bubble while being in its centre. This means if we move to another part of the room our kinesphere will move with us. This tool makes the hands initiate movement with the body rolling on the floor, the ball rolling around the body or throwing it, turning, falling and catching. The ball will be lying lightly in one or two hands, fingers relaxed. This process is supporting movement impulses flushing from sitting, standing and walking. Movements will appear in spirals down and through the body. After a while the performer is requested to let go off the ball, let the body and its memory take over and the mind dig into its fantasy world.
ArtistBio: Ismael Ivo
ArtistBio: Franca Pagliassotto
Workshopoverview Ismael Ivo 2007
Week1: 16. Jul - 20. Jul 2007
Week2: 23. Jul - 27. Jul 2007
Week3: 30. Jul - 03. Aug 2007
Intensive3: 04. Aug + 05. Aug 2007
Week4: 06. Aug - 10. Aug 2007