Resilience in adaptation - Axis Syllabus Cycle 2020 in Basel- 1st Wksp

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)

Single Workshop Price:
220 CHF (registration until december 21) / 240 CHF (after)
Reduced Prices for people coming from outside of switzerland

This workshop is part of the Axis Syllabus Cycle 2020 in Basel.
Everyone who participates in 4 of the 5 workshops pays:
180 CHF (Registration until december 21) / 200 CHF (After)

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