The second edition of the Flooreio workshop will be held on April, 2nd in Dublin 8, in the beautiful St Kevin’s Communal Hall.

The workshop will begin at 10am and end around 6pm, with a 90min break at lunch. The number of attendees will be capped to a small group to ensure teaching quality and attention to details.

You will find hereafter the full program of the day. 

Bookings can be made directly here.

Topics covered during this full day workshop:
– The “science” behind the fluidity and the gliding patterns of contemporary dance and the explosivity of low acrobatics.
– Deconstructing movement via the GATES model and structuring the path towards improvisation.
– How the adult-brain works in the learning of new movements, and how to make the most of it, especially for people with little or no background in artistic movement practices.
Fundamental biomechanics for acrobatics and how to program the physical and mental preparation accordingly.
Organic vs linear acrobatics, and how to keep the momentum alive in a flow.
Failing while flowing and how to deal with it
Aesthetics-oriented vs feeling-oriented training

Foundations of Flooreio

Flooreio is the aesthetics-oriented body practice I have developed in order to teach complex movement patterns to the adult mind. It merges the sliding movements from Contemporary Dance & the explosivity and acrobatics from Capoeira.

During this one-day long workshop, I will present the concepts and tools I have been using and developing in my practice and teaching in order to promote the ability to flow smoothly and efficiently on the floor.

Floorwork-wise, we will explore:

  • The concept of GATES & how they structure learning
  • The squat, fisherman, and lying gates and understanding their roles in transitioning between standing and evolving on the floor.
  • Slides & pulls on the floor.
  • Falls & rolls on the floor.
  • Shoulder prehabilitation in the context of floorwork.
  • Integration, Improvisation and Unconscious competency in the building of a flow.

The Gates Model of improvisation

The GATES model of improvisation is the teaching model I have developed to help adults with little or no background in movement practices learn at accelerated speed movement patterns and be able to flow on the floor with fluidity and awareness. In that regard, we will be:

  • Differentiating experimental from structured movement learning and the pros & cons of both approaches.
  • Exploring individual’s default movement terminology.
  • Integrating routines and building up to improvisation.
  • Investigating unique drills to further integrate movements to the level of tacit knowledge.
  • Differentiating usable vs fundamental movement terminology.
  • Integration, Improvisation and Unconscious competency in the building of a flow.

Foundations of tumbling in the context of movement

Tumbling & acrobatics figure are an essential component of my own Flooreio practice. Whether you use cartwheels & handstands in your floowork sequences, or you want to learn more advanced figures like the back handspring and be able to improvise with it, you need to understand key concepts such as fear management, body prehabilitation and cartilage sustainability.

  • Differentiating linear from “organic” tumbling movements.
  • Digging into body prehabilitation to the demands of acrobatics.
  • Adressing the biomechanics of fundamental tumbling.
  • Distinguishing tumbling, failures and dance – how momentum and its variations can be used to your advantage while you move.
  • Studying Fear management.

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