Resilience in adaptation - Workshop Cycle // Basel 2020

21-23 February 2020

Basel, Switzerland

Diana Thielen

The “tensegrity principle” (tension and integrity), originally developed in architecture, has many applications in contemporary dance and contact improvisation and other diverse movement disciplines.
Our body can be understood and experienced as a tensegrity structure. The fascial network provides our body with an autonomous and continuous tone. Forces acting upon the body are distributed throughout the whole system, which always reacts as a connected whole.
We will explore the nature of the structures that manifest the tensegrity principle in the human body in solo and duet exercises. We will seek stability and permeability and look for ways of applying these qualities in our own movement exploration. There will be space to explore and experiment together, so that these concepts will not remain purely intellectual but manifest in physical experience in dance.

The Axis Syllabus will be our point of departure: As a constantly evolving reference system, or lexicon for the organization and cross-correlation of empirical and scientific findings from the study of human movement, it leads the workshop participants through anatomical details, embraces physics in its practical applications and allows us to research, to analyse and explore our movement potential.

This workshop is für everyone who is keeps reflecting their own movement-or teaching/healing practice - Yoga teachers and practitioners, dance artists, manual therapists or body workers.

Friday 18.00 – 20.30
Sa & So 10.00 – 16.00 Uhr (with one hour lunchbreak in between)

Price: Swiss francs / Euro

Regular workshop Price: 220 / 200
Early Bird – until one month before: 200 / 185
Core-group price – if 4 or 5 of the workshops are booked: 180 / 165
Optional reduction for people not living in switzerland: -20 / -18

Housing: To make it possible for people arriving from further away to participate, there's the possibility to organise housing for 10-20 per night for a limited number or people.

This workshop is part of the Axis Syllabus Cycle 2020 in Basel.
Everyone who participates in 4 of the 5 workshops pays:

Check the full schedule: 

April 24/25/26 Antoine Ragot „Your inner fish“

May 22/23/24 Baris Mihci "Movement mutations"

October 9/10/11 Frey Faust "Triangulation, natural genius"

November 13/14/15 Francesca Pedulla "Enquiring under the forms" 

Please find the full workshop description and biography in a separate event page.