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Aotearoa MB: Movement & Hybrid Training
This class will explore the Body Weather Laboratory MB movement approach that has been developed in Aotearoa, New Zealand, for training dancers, actors and performance artists. Hybrid training explores spatial activation, an eclectic movement approach in a continuous movement field. Movement situations may include improvised and set material, exploratory work with a rakau (wooden staff), movement creation, individual and partnered improvisation, stretching, breathing and alignment.
The foundational concept for hybrid training is the development of communal space as a preparation for improvisation, performance discovery and relational space.
Muscle-Bone is dedicated to body training and spatial preparation for performance. The sessions are designed to be fast paced, physically rigorous and are structured for participants to experience full expansion of their external body in space.
Mind-Body emphasis is improvisational movement and spatial explorations for training the imagination and how to utilize it freely within a training environment.
Mau Rakau (traditional Maori martial arts) training with a short and/or long wooden staff to improve mobility, speed, hand-eye coordination and orientation of objects in space.
Training classes include partnered Bodywork with a series of specific stretching and relaxation exercises focussed on breathing, alignment and contact. The work is practiced in pairs or small groups, exchanging passive and active roles.
ARTISTBIO: Charles Koroneho
Koroneho shares his vision of dance and performance by providing movement, improvisation classes and creative workshops for dancers, actors and performance artists. He supports the arts community as a choreographer, collaborative director, cultural consultant and mentor. In 2014, Charles Koroneho was awarded The Arts Foundation of New Zealand Arts Laureate for Dance. He was appointed Adjunct Professor, Contemporary Dance Program 2017-18, Faculty of Creative Industries Unitec Institute of Technology.