Animal instinct is an ongoing movement research. The hardcore of this practice is to gain freedom in motion. By moving away from any ideology, style or form, we can reexamine our physical abilities with fresh eyes. The work refers to information from various movement disciplines (functional anatomy and biomechanics, martial arts, somatic practices, contemporary dance & C.I) and offers a wide spectrum of tools to study our body, to understand movement and communicate physically.
Topics that will be investigated:
• Body preparations (warmup/cool down)
• Flexibility and movement fluidity
• Undulations, spirals and figure of 8 patterns
• Muscle tonality & contraction types
• Static and dynamic equilibrium
• Hands as feet and feet as hands
• Proprioception & Reflexive awareness
• Structural limitation & manipulation
• The full range of speed
• Physical Adaptation & mental resilience
• Freedom of expression
The work consists solo, partner and group drills/scores. It is a never-ending study of the possibilities that occur in dynamic improvisations. A road for self empowerment through physical exploration.
Target group: From professional dancers to amateurs. Relevant for anybody who is interested in movement and the human body.
Matan Levkowich is a dancer, choreographer and graphic designer. Movement Lab represents all his artistic engagements in the field of dance, performance and movement education. Matan’s approach to movement is based on the study of the body’s intuition. The study of intuition enables to navigate through instability and develops trust in the body’s capacities. His choreographic works inspired by social phenomena and human behavior. From his base in Vienna, Austria, he tours around Europe, presenting his choreographic work, performing and leading workshops.
17 – 19 July
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