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I am doing it again ! The first year was beyond what I could ever expect. Everybody gave so much of themselves, so much work and effort that it would be stupid to leave things here. So October 23-29, we'll meet again !
WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR THE WEEK ?
For now, and that may or may not be set in stone in a fixed schedule, here’s what we’ll do.
Of course, I think it’s fundamental to work the technical so there will be an amount of tribal fusion technique. Fundamentals, shimmies, isolations, layering, arm work, ITS, etc. From basic to more advanced, don’t worry, there will be work and sweat for everyone. By trusting each other we can achieve a lot in the act of opening and letting go.
Again this year, I would love to see us exchange, discuss, share and create together.
I will bring several topics to the table each day and with tools and exercises, we will work on understanding them, expressing them, digging deeper into them. Exploration and study of possibilities.
What is my relation to time? Rhythm? Space? Myself? My dance partner or troupe?
Do I have an intention? Is it necessary to have one?
What do my movement choices or aesthetic say or don’t say?
How to create or work with dynamics and movement qualities?
And so much more...Those are just 1% of the tip of the iceberg.
We will CONNECT with dancers, we will EXPLORE, REFLECT, BRAINSTORM, SHARE, OPEN AVENUES, DISCOVER and be OPEN. In the end, we will LET GO, stop the questions and thinking and DANCE.
I offer to be your guide for five days.
You will create during the week. At the end of the week, what you created will be transformed by Violet Scrap. She will have a full day with you to build a short show. Learn by creating. Learn by observing how others create.
One thing is certain
There will be 6 hours (min) of dance class each day.
4 days with me, 1 day with Violet Scrap.
With all my heart, I hope you will want to join us.
FRANCE RETREAT WITH MAT JACOB * SPECIAL GUEST Violet Scrap