Movement discovery

Through a series of movement studies we explore the basic movement repertoire (such as jumping, gliding, pushing, pulling, balancing, twirling, floating and hovering) of both children and professional dancers. All of these movements can be analyzed in terms of space, time and energy.  Movements are considered the embodied output of instinctive forces, intuitions, rhythms that are triggered by internal and external signals. We distinguish three different components within movement discovery: kinetic-kinesthetic event, the body and form.

Kinetic-Kinaesthetic event: this  is the way we sense, experience and physically perceive the movement. Movement is articulated in space and time and is shaped by gravity, momentum, speed and phrasing. For example, when some-one jumps in the air, he needs to prepare his body for returning to the ground.

Body: we all have a unique expressive body that is influenced by personality, body image, movement style and aesthetic preferences. Technique also plays a role here.

Form: every movement is expressed through a certain form. We make choices and these choices are realized in a certain form.