Susanne Bentley
Wise 'n' Wild 60+

© Quand on Danse / Mosa Ballet School
Week 2, 22.7.–26.7.2024
Arsenal B+
4 slots left

Wise moves & expressive grooves

This contemporary movement class is based on Release Technique, floor work and improvisation. The focus is on recognising and respecting our bodies are different the older we get and incorporating that wisdom into our dancing while playing with our limits and individual expression.

The first foci are joint mobilisation, strength, stability and alignment. The more grounded and mobile we are in our bodies, the more prepared we are to dance boldly. We also look at working economically in movement through emphasis on direction, sequencing, impulse and fluidity.

The classes usually start by warming up at ground level: strengthening arms and centre; through travelling horizontally we can move fluidly and economically on all levels. We then transition into verticality and voyage through space with contemporary set material.

Rhythm is incorporated to challenge our coordination and entrain with others. Improvisational material is also introduced – working with specific techniques or images to spark our creativity and playing together. Partnering also helps us to feel our bodies in different ways in somatic exercises.

Then the floor is open to remix everything we have learnt with the unknown – improvisation, games and random musical choices to go wild with. Let’s go crazy! Wise ’n’ Wild is a playful, supportive environment to explore our physicality. Participants should come expecting to be challenged and have fun.

‘That which does not kill us, only makes us stranger.’ – Aeon Flux

Susanne Bentley
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