The Beginning and The End : A Sovereign State Movement Trip
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, $75
Humans have been telling stories for centuries to keep present what they held most interesting, mysterious, or precious to them. It is in our nature to dramatize and enhance fact or fiction for memory’s sake; pole is no different. The next 3 hours will be devoted to exploring drama, comedy, and story presentation through movement, building key elements to develop presence, with students ultimately developing and presenting a short aerial/ground based story. Character preparation, tonal expression, mood setting, and thought building will be some of the topics discussed and explored through worksheets and partner exercises. This class is recommended for performers and those who want to develop their artistic vision on any apparatus
The Power Spirit : A Sovereign State Movement Trip
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm, $45
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
It has been said that true power comes from within, but WHERE exactly is this place and how does one access it for pole work? The next 2 hours will help one define sources of power, fresh movement, and honest performance commitment waiting within their own psyche. This workshop will blend energetic meditation, sports psychology, with intricate floor work sections into a super-power soup that will inspire, encourage, and support each participant. Sections of movement work and meditation are by inspired by and based upon Leandro Silva and his very own dance method, the “Silva Technique”, as well as the Japanese art of Butoh. These sequences will foster and build each student’s capability to connect to floor work in a more fulfilling, dominant, and captivating way. Pole work will be an extension of surface travel movement (i.e., jumps, leaps, flips,etc). No pole dancing experience required but knowledge is considered helpful. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing or bring any items that evoke a sense of bad-ass attitude, rebellion, and/or inner strength. This IS a beginner/intermediate level class although the ability to execute a floor based invert (headstand, handstand, cartwheel, etc) with CONTROL would be helpful. Level can be adjusted for more advanced student knowledge base.