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A Surprised Body
Already the title, "a surprised body" defines for me, a metaphorical space - the image of a body in a constantly alerted state, able to surprise itself, escaping from a habitual daily body and from any kind of routine. A body more focused on reacting, than on acting. The reaction forces us to avoid mental approaches.
The physical training aims at awakening our awareness and sensitivity and at creating occasions for discoveries. The class concentrates on centring and gravity. The goals are to let movement pass freely and to activate the centre as an engine of movement. By harmonising the movement with our breathing, we will, more easily, release contractions in the joints and in the limbs, allowing the sense of gravity to be a constant part of our awareness.
By removing unnecessary tensions and finding antagonists to our movement, we will focus on the fluidity of the journey, emphasising the suspension in the fall or the extension in the reaching, to increase the transformations of the central body and the shifts in the dynamics.
ArtistBio: Francesco Scavetta