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The Fluid Crystal
Beginners level mover's investigation
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." – Jiddu Krishnamurti
Although culture and physical education often dictate that we hold and move our bodies in flattened shapes and simplistic vectors, undulating patterns of movement express the architectural character of all energy and form in this universe, the spiral. Spiraling motion implies the acceptance of constant change of: direction, volume, speed and intensity. We can observe the spiral principle in both form and movement in the structure of our own bodies. In this class we will examine this architectural geometry, and investigate how these structures suggest the spiral as we manifest movement. I hope to facilitate more ease and grace for you, to help you feel more powerful and confident as you negotiate with physical forces and reconcile perception and action.
The Axis Syllabus designates the masses of the body as "motoric", i.e. possessing the potential for energy creation and propulsion, and the articulation or joints as administrative "motion centres", which provide moment arms, pendulum tie-offs and levers for the motoric masses. The motors can be aggregated or isolated. Motion can be distally or proximally initiated. Sequencing can be more or less chaotic or directed. The partnership of bones and connective tissue allows endless options for tensional integration or differentiation. In this class we will practice limpid kinetic energy transfer from one motor to the other, sand discuss specific vector choices while we observe healthy limits for alignment.
ArtistBio: Frey Faust