This contemporary dance class overviews some fundamental aspects of contemporary dance, such as weight transfer, use of space, breathing, speed, qualities and textures. Furthermore, we will look at the intentions behind the movement.
A technical part will explore the physical mechanisms that allow us to take risks and protect the body at the same time. Emphasis will be placed on the structure of the skeleton and muscle chains to find greater fluidity and freedom in our movement. Laura offers tools to enhance fluidity and freedom in one's own dance to recycle and save energy. Metaphors and images are used to create new kinaesthetic experiences and improve awareness; in a constant search for mental, physical and emotional balance.
“As a teacher and an artist, I am committed to sharing thoughts, questions, tips, and accumulated experiences that inspire and encourage others – hopefully enhancing an artistic collective intellectual curiosity. Through my years of teaching, I have learned to seek a balance between goals relating to technical mastery and the individual’s abilities to make their own choices, reflect deeply, discover anew, develop personae, and encounter imaginary universes. Teaching requires a dynamic interaction between what happens inside the teacher's mind and what happens with the group in the room. The act of teaching and my professional artistic practice have long been interconnected: they are in constant relationship and evolve together.”Laura Arís