ACTIVITIES

Chapter 01

Dance as communication: exploring contact with others through dance
The Silent Circle

The Silent Circle emphasizes non-verbal interaction and action without verbal instructions. 

Duration

10 - 15 min

Participants

No limit

Magnetic and Burning Touch

Aims to generate interaction between two people, especially through touch.

Duration

Min. 20 min

Participants

Even number

The Basic Pulse

Finding and maintaining a basic rhythm in a group develops not only orchestral skills but also interpersonal skills.

Duration

Min. 10 min

Participants

Max. 10

To the rhythm of words, sounds and emotions

Aims to develop concentration, shared attention.  Through the process of creation through rhythm.

Duration

Max. 90 min

Participants

One to one

Meeting / Using Eye Contact

It aims to connect participants and build trust. It is particularly suitable for the beginning of a warm-up.

Duration

120 min

Participants

Min. 4

Use of Space, Time & Proxemics

In this exercise, we approach communication through the notions of time and space. Time and space are two components of dance movement that will enable participants to have a non-verbal mode of communication.

Duration

120 min

Participants

Min. 4

Reacting to each other

Become aware of three basic facets of relational dynamics the three possibilities of the “constant movement toward and away from others”: convergence = moving towards, with someone

Duration

-

Participants

Even number

Breathing in Circle

To understand how important and different each of us are as we follow each other’s rhythm of breathing

Duration

15 - 20 min

Participants

6 -12

Making space for each other

Aims to be aware of the negative (empty) space the body creates while changing shapes or moving.

Duration

20 min

Participants

2 - 20

Body Percussion

Aims to develop concentration, shared attention.  Through the process of creation through rhythm.

Duration

20 min

Participants

2 - 20

Weight Transfer

Aims to feel the weight of gravity of our bodies and  to put trust in others.

Duration

Avg. 30 min

Participants

Max. 6-12