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Workshop “Face the Fear” @ Numinosumfestival 2023 (PL): 9 September 2023
Part of Numinosum Festival 2023 (7-10 september)
Day of the workshop: Saturday (2,5 hours):
A workshop about… experimenting, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.
The dancers who take our breath away are the risk-takers, the ones who appear completely fearless… Improvising -together- is one of the riskiest things you can do as a dancer, you never know quite how it’s going to go.
Learning how to dance can feel like it’s in conflict with that idea. We spend a lot of time trying to do steps perfectly; and that pursuit of perfection can make you anxious about taking risks. Deviating from the known. “What if I fail? What if we fall?”
…afraid of making mistakes, looking like a fool or like you don’t know what you’re doing. We’ve all been there.
Becoming an ‘experienced improviser’ will help your brain learn to trust your body and perceving the body of your dance partner, giving you the confidence to do riskier (more creative) things in your dancing.
A big misconception is that fearless dancers’ risks are unplanned: Only when in full control you can find the freedom to be spontaneous.
Once you get used to pushing your limits, you’ll find that those limits are further than you imagined—a thrilling feeling. Risk-taking doesn’t mean being reckless. It isn’t about abandoning yourself. And there’s an incredible amount of creativity and joy in it.
We’ll dive into connection and communication in a dance couple and how to establish a safe space to start improvising. Together we’ll explore the ‘unknown’.
Kennismaking met Balfolk en live muziek (free event): 7 October 2023
Workshop kennismaking Balfolk dansen en live optreden op piano van Wim te Groen.
13:30 – 15:30 Workshop (1,5 uur) en korte pauze. Geschikt voor complete beginners, ook als je nog nooit hebt gedanst.
15:30 – 17:00 Optreden op de vleugel van Wim te Groen, waarbij het geleerde meteen in de praktijk kan worden gebracht. Want Balfolk dans je het liefst op live muziek!
Entree is op basis van gulle gift.
Lesson series – Lochem (NL): 18 September ’23 until 19 February ’24
18th of September we start with a free introduction lesson. The lessons in Lochem are of mixed level. Held in ‘t Stadhuus te Lochem form 19:30 till 21:30. Lessons are bi-weekly. Each lesson is approx. 1,5h (with a break).
The cost of 10 lessons is 100 euros. To sign up send an e-mail to: email@example.com
Balfolk weekend Intensive 2023 (NL): 17 November until 19 November ’23 (DUTCH version)
LET OP: De workshops worden allemaal in het Nederlands gegeven! Er is ruimte voor maximaal 16 deelnemers, ben er dus tijdig bij. – UTVERKOCHT –
This intensive is a dance experience that guides (experienced) dancers towards unlocking their full potential to evolve their dance and delve deeper into movement, body control, and co-creation (improvisation).
Topics that will be covered include: Biomechanics and laws of nature, dance posture and fundamental dance technique (including aspects such as balance and muscle tension), consent, connection, and improvisation (and musicality). The emphasis is not on dance steps, but on movement and body control, and most importantly, communication within a dance couple. How to dance together, rather than how to dance with someone…
Over 10 hours of workshops with personal learning goals and feedback, adapted to the participants. Including boarding and a vegitarian full board accommodation.
WHERE I STAND FOR IN ALL MY WORKSHOPSI won’t learn you new steps I will learn you a new way to use your own body and your creativity.