Sculpture in Motion : movement reserach classes 

In this class we will learn how to integrate somatic practices into the personal experience of the mover as both a technical tool and a creative resource. Through the assignments given, the mover is encouraged to explore the deeper layers of their kinesthetic impulses and intuition.

The focus is on releasing old patterns and paradigms to achieve freedom in movement, to discover new ways of moving. The result is a body in constant transformation. We observe ourselves and aim to discover our individual fascination in this constant flow.

The class uses guided imagery in the context of "impossible improvisation tasks" to open up sensory responses to the environment. This exploration allows one to be driven out of their subconscious and connect to their deeper source while experiencing different physical and emotional states in an active-meditative way. In addition, the class includes practical partner studies combined with dynamic collective tasks.

My teaching method is inspired by a combination of my own choreography and video work, working with the techniques and knowledge of Release Technique, Axis Curriculum, Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, BMC, Yoga and Floor Work.

Improvisation scores 

In class, students will be introduced to a series of improvisation scores that I have developed in my choreographic practice. The goal of these scores is to expand our awareness of individual and collective impulses during improvisation. To explore the moving relationship between simultaneous performance and instantaneous composition.

Each score is designed with a different focus, such as:

Sensorial Drive - Focuses the performer's attention on their presence.

Sculptures in the Valley - Construction and deconstruction of a movement, from abstract thinking to the creation of a narrative.

The Time Machine - How do we relate to time?

3D Universe - Creating spaces through imaginary 3D glasses to explore the spatial relationships of the body to its environment.

The Primal Escape - Finding the inner instinctive pulse, stimulating to total embodiment, from individual experiment to the dynamic force of a group experience.

The Site and the Specific - Exploring outside the neutralized environment of the studio.

Soundscape Journey - Embodying fiction through auditory stimulation.

From Semiotic to Somatic : Workshop 

A rope is a means of survival for mankind, whether on an individual scale, in social structuring, or even on a species level. The rope is used to "gather", but it also becomes an instrument of separation, of limitation, of movement, of transformation of freedom. Possession. It became a synonym of human intelligence to make a difference between man and animal, and then from man to man.

In the past, this relationship underlined a complex network of dangers, accidents and obligations for all human beings in a natural and hostile environment. Today, the need for survival is decontextualized from its origins and creates a hyperspace for explorations inspired by a long-standing transgenerational heritage.

The workshop is inspired by Eliaserov's recent projects: Beyond Control and Beyond Constructed Remains. In this choreographic process and in her writings, she has focused on how to transform the experience and perception of symbols and signs in her choreographic practice.
One of the main questions that guided the research was to represent how power is condensed in a material like rope, including it's relational and connective aspects.

In the workshop, participants will highlight the transitional zones, the in-between spaces of simulated situations and embodied acts. This transition creates a new aesthetics that moves between the semiotic and the phenomenological body, the aesthetics of searching for an origin, that questions "authenticity", that discovers the "controlled", the "unleashed", that which is beyond the controlled.

- Language: English
- Level: open to all levels

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