Airy Roots

movement – dance retreat in the foothill landscapes

1 – 10 July 2021

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

She teaches contact improvisation, dance and movement work with the body. She passes on the art of movement, which leads to a feeling of lightness, dexterity, strength and magic. With her, you learn that physical activity brings a lot of energy if the mind is properly involved and if the imagination and physical perception are developed. Her lessons combine the joy of movement, play and imagination, develop the sensitivity of the senses and their use for easy, effortless movement.

For her, movement is not only a way to express herself, but above all a way to communicate with others. To become perceptive and be able to read intentions, make decisions and change decisions at every minute, not to be afraid of mistakes. When working with her, you cross boundaries and learn unstoppably, discovering new views of the body, yourself and the world. She invites you to new things and seeks ways to develop your skills and feel the joy, pleasure and desire to keep looking.

Michal Turek

Through his playing and singing, he will help us discover different moods and shades of moods. His music reflects our inner bodily feeling. He will play with joint movement jamming and accompany us on the path of all variants of movement. With his voice and instruments: the cello and the electric guitar help us to create a unique harmony of body and sounds over time.

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 Thursday morning, leaving on Saturday afternoon.

Price of workshop 385 EUR when the deposit of 120 EUR is paid before 15 June. After that the price is 425 EUR.

Accommodation 110 EUR.

Food 125 EUR.

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