In this class, the starting point is the individual physical conditions of each participant. What makes my body move in a unique way and what is my individual approach to movement and the joy of moving? How do I connect to the pleasure of moving while practicing technical skills? We playfully explore supposedly contradictory movement qualities such as tension and release, stability and mobility, in balance and off balance, moving from the core, moving from the periphery etc. and by doing so we dissolve boundaries of what we might call moving freely and moving technically.
Further on, we explore the role of fascia for our bodies through principles offered by the Rolfing® method. We experience the body as a system of seamless networks of connective tissues that surround, support and pervades all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Fascia contains enough “fluid”, displays a high level of tensile strength, and enables effortlessly gliding muscle movements as well as the joints’ freedom of movement. Moving from the ground to the space, we connect the gained insights to principles of contemporary dance, based on improvisation and freedom of expression.
Rebecca is a contemporary dancer, certified in Rolfing®.
“What conditions must be fulfilled in order for the
human body‐structure to be organized and integrated in gravity so that the whole person can move in the most optimal and economical way?”
Ida Rolf, founder of the Rolfing® method
Burgweg 15, CH-4058 Basel
Mondays 18.30 - 20.00 / beginners
Mondays 20.15 - 21.45 / intermediate level
Elisabethenstrasse 22, CH-4051 Basel
Fridays 18.30 - 20.00 / intermediate level