Airy Roots

movement – dance retreat in the foothill landscapes

1 – 10 July 2022

Liberation of body dynamics, movement on the ground and in the air, coordination in flight and contact improvisation. Intense dance-movement retreat teaches better use of the body’s orientation mechanisms. It trains the body and mind to flow easily between the ground and the air, in horizontal, vertical and inverted positions. Activates less used body parts and less used ways of thinking. You will realize your ability to develop, regenerate and charge on the move.

The result is a movement rooted anywhere in space, gradually captured in imaginary places and in imaginary directions. The movement that frees the body from effort brings fascinating sensory sensations in its flow and evokes euphoric states of mind.

Sweating, breathing fast and with glowing eyes, we will penetrate the secrets of the body in motion. We will feel in contact with the body more than you can imagine. Speaking through the body, experiencing it, developing and teaching it, discovering all its intelligence in motion, awakening the senses and maintaining physical comfort.

We will touch on the potential of the mind and body. We will get beyond logic and limits… in movement, 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 body’s movement characteristics, bones in flight in the morning – contemporary dance on the ground and in the air, contact improvisation and jamming in the afternoon. Evening massages, caressing, fairy tales and walks.

for whom

Intended for all movement enthusiasts, especially those who are interested in contact improvisation, contemporary dance, but also other forms of movement and are eager to go beyond borders. For those who want to trust and go beyond mere imagination. Immerse yourself in the wisdom contained in our blood and nerves. Go through a process that will transform you.

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.

Štěpán Jelínek alias Pan

He loves improvisation. In life, in dance and especially in music. He listens to silence and space. Surrendering. He forgets time. Catching dust from butterfly wings. He moves mostly in the black-and-white landscape of the piano, but also joins in with voice, percussion, and flute, joining all of that in loops into dynamic mood. He likes creating for dance the best as the music that comes into existence is being created together.

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 470 EUR.

Accommodation 176 EUR.

Food 176 EUR.

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