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African Expressive Dance
Creating new body energy
Creation is movement: and the sacred dance arises from the need to identify with the eternal round of the creative forces in the cosmos. In this class the traditional form of the circle is used to bring the students in contact with the energies of the group. It is a meeting point in which we celebrate dance and prepare different ideas and body movements. The foot contact with the ground in connection with the vibration of the pelvis and the extensions of arms unlocks the torso, giving space for repetitive movements.
A moment of releasing the body with the idea of putting some oil in the articulations liberates the joints. With this repetition dancing intensifies awareness, allowing us to say the unspeakable and to get to know the unexplainable, simply from the fact of sharing a movement with the group. Playful exercises will allow diving into a search of body memories making way to a renewal of our personal dance vocabulary. It is a form that reconnects the body with its energy and vitality.
ArtistBio: Ismael Ivo