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contact improvisation, dance, movement, experience, voice and meditation

Wave in the Air

Lessons of contemporary dance, movement using much broader potential of human body than we are used to, than our common perception admits.

Wednesday      9:30 – 11:30 Permeable Body (intermediate)   from 18 September
Thursday 16:00 – 18:00 Action and Reaction (beginners) from 26 September
Friday 9:30 – 11:30      Upside Down   (advanced) from 27 September

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Freedom of body and mind

Movement of the body is like flight in the air, free fall, pouring. Forms, images and paths are unexpected, novel and perfect, just because they arise organically. Body submits itself to directions and it lets present powers go through freely. In such movement you experience submission, relaxation, exact reaction, and also freedom to choose direction at any time. Body reacts immediately and effortlessly. It is able to exert exact and infinitesimal power which causes radical change in the position and elicits flight, jump or fall…

Energy saving

During this dance you have a feeling that you are not using your muscles. The body reacts immediately, it manages to orient well close to the ground, when standing and also in flight throught the space. Everything is changing all the time.

We learn gradually how to use the power of gravitation and inertia of the movement to support both speed and balance. We practice opening of the structures, gentle muscle tone and flexibility of all joints to let the movement run throught effortlessly. We learn to use mind effeciently so that it cooperates with body and bestows feeling of freedom and flowing to it.

Cultivating natural abilities of the body

These lessons are based on new knowledge about functioning of the body in movement and the connection between the nervous system and the body. This dance respects natural qualities of the body and it uses its structures. It teaches to move in way that does not cause any harm to the body. It fills the body with energy and often brings feeling of the euphoria. You intensely enjoy your own agility and strength. You feel peace, lightness and enchantment deep inside.

It is all accompanied by music. Its flowing rhythm supports natural dynamics of the body.

To whom

For dancers and enthusiastic beginners, for those who practice martial arts and also as a great complement to contact improvisation. It brings new movement paths, eliminates inner barriers and strengthens awareness in all parts of the body.

Everyone who looks for connection with one’s one body, who wants to fully use its potential is welcome. It gets rid of effort, weariness and pain in the movement. It enhances body sensitivity.

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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.

‚Throught your body you can understand a lot of this world. You only need to learn to listen to it. The body is wise, it teaches me more than all teachers. At the same time, it lets being taught. There is no use forcing it, on the other hand you can trust it entirely. Then it can manage even what we have not dreamt of.‘

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Permeable Body – Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30

12 lessons from 18 September to 18 December for advanced and intermediate dancers focused on permeability of the body for the movement. We will observe how the movement wave gets through joints, ligaments and fascia gradually and how to tune sensitivity of the body so that it passes the movement on without our control. Lessons do not take place on 30 October and 4 December. Price 140 Eur. For reservation deposit of 40 Eur needs to be paid.

Action and Reaction – Thursday 16:00 – 18:00

10 lessons from 26 September to 19 December for beginners who wish to change their way of moving towards lightness and effectivity gradually, to learn how to think about movement and lead it as a cascade of reactions to impulses in different directions and paths. To see the movement more like a process, rather than its form. Lessons do not take place on 31 October, 21 November and 5 December. Price 120 Eur. For reservation deposit of 30 Eur needs to be paid.

Upside Down – Friday 9:30 – 11:30

6 lessons from 27 September to 8 November for advanced who would like to focus on movement in 3D space where the body finds itself in different positions and often goes through positions upside down. We will practice lightness and ability to balance the weight in situations when legs do not touch the ground. We will experience tremendously extatic state in upside down positions. There is no lesson on 1 November. Price 70 Eur. For reservation deposit of 20 Eur needs to be paid.

Interested in this workshop? Book your place!


Workshop:   Wave in the Air - Permeable Body (intermediate) | Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30, 18 September - 18 December | Zita Pavlištová
  
Wave in the Air - Action and Reaction (beginners) | Thursday 16:00 - 18:00, 26 September - 19 December | Zita Pavlištová
  
Wave in the Air - Upside Down (advanced) | Friday 9:30 - 11:30, 27 September - 8 November | Zita Pavlištová
  

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