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The Energetic Body through Dance and Meridians
Our dancing body is charged with energy and its continuous flow is essential to maintain a balanced and a healthy state of being. In Eastern Philosophy the energy is expressed through pathways known as Meridians, which are divided into five elements – Earth, Water, Wood, Metal and Fire. Each element is expressed through different qualities, which we experience throughout our daily life.
In this workshop we will explore the different elements, their qualities and how they are being expressed through the dancing body. We will explore and follow the physical location of the meridians on the body and practice how to balance the energy through bodywork technique (Shiatsu), partnering, and stretching. We will continue to affect the energy through the moving body using imagery and improvisation as an integral part of the warm-up leading us to explore full out dancing and build up into dance material.
This exploration will encourage dancers to discover the five elements within them and how to take advantage of those qualities through the awareness of the meridians. The goal is to find a sense of aboundment in our dancing while feeling strong and balanced.
ArtistBio: Ori Flomin