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Limón Technique Beginners
Play with gravity
In a beginners class participants will enjoy the exploration of music and movement, and the coordination of the body in space. Through the process of understanding alignment as an on-going principle of moving well and fully, the use of body weight is explored in relationship to the challenges of yielding to and resisting gravity. This ability to use momentum through the elements of direction allows taking risks. This is extremely important as it impacts dynamics. The use of breath and dynamic texture through musicality are some of the fundamental elements that are explored. Focus and intention having a strong relationship to space is primary, as without those two elements, dance stays internal. The goal is to dance with full freedom, passion, confidence, and trust.
Ultimately, the hope would be to gain a powerful technical capacity with the ability to dance poetically and fully. Through her belief that the technique of José Limón is a masterful way to achieve the above, Risa calls upon her years of training, teaching and performing his works to explore all of these elements.
ArtistBio: Risa Steinberg