World of Arms vol I
LINES TO GESTURES
In this volume we will play with lines, poses, scapula and gestures. Develop your perfect lines & learn how to create “pictures” in your dance. Explore how to convert expressive gestures that we use in daily life into your free improvisation. You will work on some set exercises and dance in free improvisation.
WORLD OF ARMS VOL II
TEXTURES & DYNAMICS
In this volume we mainly work with free improvisation in order to focus on different qualities such as textures (tension - release) and dynamics (slo-mo - fractionating - speed). Working on these qualities will help create tension curves, a sense of development in your dance as well as improve overall control over your body movement.
WORLD OF ARMS VOL III
In this volume we work with touch and caress. Both are concepts coming from the vogue dance style. We touch and caress our body and the space around to highlight specific moments, to invite the audience to pay attention and guide their gaze. We will work on choreographies to practice sophisticated geometric shapes that we can create with these concepts.
WORLD OF ARMS VOL IV
CIRCLES & UPPER HEADS
In this volume we are going to explore upper heads and circles. Both concepts are coming from the waacking dance style. Upper heads allow us to create diverse arm movement over the head, while circles are all about rotation of arms. We will work on set choreographies to perfect the shapes and dynamic movement that we can create with these concepts.
int & up
WORLD OF ARMS VOL V
Taught by Aina and Ksenia together, this volume is a culmination of the whole course. We will bring material from World of Arms and merge it with solo jazz movement. You will learn choreography with familiar jazz footwork and new ways of moving your arms. Discover new shapes and challenge coordination to gain more freedom of expression in your dance.
int & up