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Airy Roots

movement – dance retreat in the foothill landscapes

29 July – 4 August 2019

Dynamic body work, movement both on the ground and in the air, light flight dance and contact improvisation. An intensive movement workshop leads you to specific use of body orientation mechanisms. It trains the body and mind in a way that they lightly pass between the ground and the air, between horizontal, vertical and upside down positions. At the same time, it activates less used parts of the body and less used ways of thinking.

The aim is movement rooted anywhere in space, progressively captured in imaginary locations and in imaginary directions. Movement that frees the body from effort brings delightful sensory perceptions in its flow and evokes euphoric states of mind.

Sweating, breathing fast and with shining eyes, we will learn the body’s secrets in motion. We will feel more in touch with the body than you can imagine. We will be speaking through the body, experiencing it, developing it and teaching it, discovering all its intelligence in movement, awakening the senses and maintaining physical comfort.

We will touch the potential of mind and body. We are going to get beyond logic and limits… in motion, in dance, in contact with a partner.

plan for the day

In the morning, we will wake up through touches, guidance, manipulation and exploration of the physical properties of the body, lightweight morning flying – contemporary dance on the ground and in the air, in the afternoon improvisation and jamming. In the evening massages, caressing, fairy tales and walks.

for whom

Intended for all movement enthusiasts, especially those who are fond of contact improvisation, contemporary dance, but also other movement forms and are eager to step outside the boundaries. For those who want to trust and go beyond mere imagination. Immerse themselves in the wisdom of our blood and nerves. Go through the process that will transform us.

Zita Pavlištová

In her work she integrates the technique of contemporary dance and contact improvisation. She passes on the art of movement whose foundation is listening to the body. She is looking for boundaries and loves extremes. She is exploring the body in movement and its connection with the mind. She loves long, serene, conscious observing if the inner movement same as speed, loss of control and risks – situations in which it is necessary to give body an unconditional trust.

This all is going to happen in the foothills of Orlice mountains in a house called Žíl on a vast meadow next to a forest. You go here by train or by bus. The nearest stations: Pěčín, Javornice - Přím, Rychnov nad Kněžnou. Address: Přím 33, Javornice, GPS 50.169522, 16.392851

The workshop is intensive: arrivals on Monday morning, leaving on Sunday afternoon.

Price of workshop 310 EUR.

Accommodation 60 EUR.

Food 65 EUR.

On summer we also have for you:

Dream Hunters, movement creation in space and landscapes for those who would like to develop the power of their imagination and ability of lucid dreaming through body (Zita Pavlištová, Michal Turek).

If you participate in more than one of these two workshops in Žíl you pay accommodation for only one of the weeks.

Interested in this workshop? Book your place!

Workshop:   Airy Roots | 29 July - 4 August 2019 | Zita Pavlištová

For more information reach us at druna@druna.cz or via the phone on +420 725 449 409.