Workshops and retreats, during which participants are exposed to the models and concepts that I have developed and used to fast track progress in the learning of my students and prepare their bodies to the demands of Floorwork, are organised on a regular basis.

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Paris – Spirals and Linearity (floorwork) – 2nd September

Program: Ce stage de 3 heures propose une plongée dans l’univers du Floorwork / barre au sol, melant influences de la danse contemporaine, de la danse moderne, du mouvement et de la capoeira, avec un principe fondateur – l’efficience du mouvement.

Spirales – comprendre l’utilisation des spirales dans le mouvement vers le sol et hors du sol, leur utilité dans l’efficience et le déroulé du mouvement, mais aussi les écueils a éviter pour ne pas les ériger en dictat.

Transfert de poids/piliers de soutien – Affiner sa perception des transferts de poids pour gagner en délicatesse et souplesse dans son flow, pallier les problèmes de glue dans les soutients.

Vocabulaire – intégrer une dizaine de mouvements issus du repertoire de floorwork, identifier les points communs et comprendre comment le cerveau intègre le vocabulaire corporel.

Transitions – affiner les transitions entre différents mouvements et comprendre leur role dans la qualité générale d’une improvisation ou d’une séquence.

Where: L’Orange Bleue, Villejuif, France. Program and booking here.

When: 2nd September, 3pm – 6pm.

Bookings: 60euros


Dun Laoghaire – Handstand workshop – 16th September

Where: Strive Studio

When: 16th September, 2 – 4pm

Bookings: 65 euros, contact here.


Dun Laoghaire – Weight Transfer and Efficiency – 30th September

Program: Tailored to movers and animal flow practitioners, this movement workshop will dive in the details of two major floorwork concepts: transitions and rhythm. We will use a variety of tools and drills specifically designed to improve our understanding of weight transfer in different practices and see how it affects the quality and fluidity of our flows, while expanding our movement vocabulary. We will aim at identifying a few universal distinctions that make a sequence more efficient, and therefore more graceful, across different body practices, whether it is capoeira, animal flow, locomotion or dance. The workshop will include technical, sequencing, improvisation and research time to help every participant progress in the different aspect of their own practice. Spots are strictly limited to 8 to ensure quality of teaching and space for everyone to move.

Where: Strive Studio, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

When: 2 – 4.30pm.

Bookings: 65 euros, contact here.


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Galway – Movement, Momentum and Meaning – 7th October

Program:

Efficiency is key in floorwork, both in terms of fluidity and longevity in our practice. By casting the spotlight of our attention on a few key concepts designed to reduce the hesitation and smoothen our transitions while taking on board specific biomechanics concepts, we will see in more details how we affect our bodies as we move across the floor and in turn, how tuning in to the slightest changes in our bodies can dramatically improve our efficiency as movers.

The afternoon will focus on bridging the gap between repetitions and improvisation, and look at the latter through different angles – beside technique, what tools, concepts and mindsets can we use to find our own voice in floorwork, based on our current vocabulary? How can we tap into the body intuitive intelligence to move more gracefully and go past each teacher’s individual style? What approach should we use to embody the fact that fluency in floorwork is not so much about the amount of movement words you know, but how you can articulate your own terminology.

Where: Galway, Ireland

When: 7th October, 10am – 6pm.

Booking: 100euros


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Edinburgh – Movement, Momentum and Meaning – October/November 18

Program:

Efficiency is key in floorwork, both in terms of fluidity and longevity in our practice. By casting the spotlight of our attention on a few key concepts designed to reduce the hesitation and smoothen our transitions while taking on board specific biomechanics concepts, we will see in more details how we affect our bodies as we move across the floor and in turn, how tuning in to the slightest changes in our bodies can dramatically improve our efficiency as movers.

The afternoon will focus on bridging the gap between repetitions and improvisation, and look at the latter through different angles – beside technique, what tools, concepts and mindsets can we use to find our own voice in floorwork, based on our current vocabulary? How can we tap into the body intuitive intelligence to move more gracefully and go past each teacher’s individual style? What approach should we use to embody the fact that fluency in floorwork is not so much about the amount of movement words you know, but how you can articulate your own terminology.

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland

When: October (TBC), 10am – 6pm.

Booking: 100euros

Caress the Floor – Winter intensive retreat

Program: 

This unique retreat will dive into the details of floorwork.

Aimed at every person with an interest in floorwork, from modern dancers to people from the movement culture through pole dancers, yogis, aerialists and martial artists, these three days will include both technical, skill-oriented classes and exploration, improvisation-oriented, sessions. Full program here.

Where: West Coast of Ireland.

When: 15th – 18th November 2018.

Bookings: here.

 

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