Falling Matters

6-8 October 2017

Helsinki, Finland

Kira Kirsch


How does an authentic play with gravity look like? Does it exist? What is potential energy and where is it located? How much resistance, how much letting go?  How about falling up and how small can a micro fall be? These and other questions around falling are subject of this workshop which invites to surrender, pretend, beat or meet gravity, sometimes a beast sometimes a magic wizard. Falling matters because it can be feared or harnessed for making movement effortless. We will work on disarming the fear and cultivate falling as a primary impulse for movement development, phrase work and make falling the overall filter to perceive our anatomy and structure. Expect lively contact between theory and practice, hands on work, experimenting, movement research and falling as dancing.