Alexander Vantournhout & Emmi Väisänen
Catabatics

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Int
Week 3, 29.7.–2.8.2024
09:30–11:30 / +Teacher
Arsenal G
full

The workshop starts with a focus on the mobility of the six extremities: neck, tailbone, feet and hands. These are often the first points of contact with the floor so we need to have a strong understanding of them before doing, for example, further stretching of the hamstrings, arches and folds. Afterwards basics of ‘catabatics’, composed of the Greek prefix ‘κατα-’ and the word ‘(acro-)batics’, which basically means ‘lighter acrobatics’, will be part of the workshop. Locomotions and acrobatics such as cartwheels, stepovers, rainbows and around the clock wheels form the modes of movement.

Alexander VantournhoutEmmi Väisänen
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© Bart Grietens
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