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Dance Expedition

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Wilhelmina Gasthuis Terrein

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Dance Expedition

Workshop series May-November '19
with Mirjam Martens & Léon Beckx

Do you sense that your dance is just the tip of the iceberg? Do you feel a calling to follow the dancing path further into unknown territory? Do you want to awaken the dancer in your daily life? If the answer is yes, then joining our Dance Expedition might just be the thing for you.

For our barefoot journey into dance we take two basic, but profound tools: mindfulness and movement. When we infuse our movement with a soft, non-judgmental awareness, doors start to open. At first, things might feel strange and unfamiliar. Our dancing bodies have a unique way of speaking that most of us know and somehow have forgotten. Our bodies sing with sensations and bring unspoken poetry in motion. Often this language remains unconscious and becomes the stuff of dreams. Conscious Dance, however, is a way to openly attend to this soulful language.

We will use a wide variety of tools - from somatics, 5rhythms, contemporary dance, authentic movement, and martial arts - to help you remember the language of your intuition. This not only makes your dance richer and more meaningful, it also helps you to be more attuned to your innermost self in daily life and create some much needed magic moments where ever you go.

CHANGING THE SCRIPT

Dance Expedition moves beyond the typical dance workshop in two important ways. First, we work in a team to offer more personal guidance and feedback. Secondly, near the end of the day our dance space transforms into a stage where we play with improvising dance together. This type of improvised dance is also known as instant composition. In contrast to choreographed dance, instant composition teaches dancers to create and compose together in the moment. It is not about 'dancing beautiful', but about being present, aware and real, so movement and dance can unfold and magical moments can arise.

Dance Expedition is a series of day workshops that take place on a monthly basis. Each day has a specific theme which is elaborated below. The days are open to everybody and all levels of experience. The days can be joined separately, but it is recommended to follow more days so we get to know you better and can offer better feedback and grow as a group.

Mirjam Martens and Léon Beckx are enthusiastic dance explorers and experienced guides of both dance and personal process. Below you can also read more about them...

THEMES & DATES

HOME

18 May 2019 // Time: 13.30 - 20.00

Our first workshop starts at ’home’. It is the starting point for our Dance Expedition. You will learn about your own zero line. The basis in your body. What is the most supportive place that you can safely navigate from and always come back to? How can we recognize this in ourselves and each other?

INSPIRATION

8 June 2019 // Time: 13.30 - 20.00

What inspires you to move? In this workshop we explore how we can leave old, familiar patterns behind and how we can move from the edge of our comfortzone where the known and unknown meet. On this edge we find moves that carry us forward; making our dance fresh and exciting, and helping new parts of ourselves emerge and blossom.

PULSE

27 July 2019 // Time: 13.30 -20.00

This workshop is all about rhythm & pulse. Can you find your personal groove, and can you sustain this propulsive rhythmic "feel" when live pushes you to go faster or when you meet a partner with a different groove? During the workshop we will also explore rhythms in the body - such as the digestive track and the nervous system. So come and get your groove on!

​DANCE EXPEDITION WILL CONTINUE WITH:

TRANCE

31 August 2019 // Time: 10.00 - 20.00

INITIATION

21 September 2019 // Time: 10.00 - 20.00

GIFT

12 October 2019 // Time: 10.00 - 20.00

PATHWAYS

16 November 2019 // Time: 10.00 - 20.00

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Wilhelmina Gasthuis Terrein

Ketelhuisplein 47

Grote zaal

Amsterdam

Netherlands

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