Áramló repülések - Flowing into Flying - 2 days Contact Improvisation skills


Sat Mar 04 2023 at 10:00 am to Sun Mar 05 2023 at 04:00 pm


Műhely Alapítvány / Workshop Foundation | Budapest, BU


Flowing into Flying
2 days Contact Improvisation skills workshop
We have two legs on the ground, two arms in the air.
Our body bridges earth with sky.
During the day we walk, while dreaming we fly.

Contact Improvisation is a wonderful dance form, through physical contact we can experience such qualities that can enchant our movement experiences, like flying for example! 

In this workshop, you will experience what flowing into flying means, giving first our support to the earth and effortlessly leave it. How does that feel, how your body can be light, what are the qualities needed inside the variety of ways to approach it.
We will:
- investigate an inner flow of nourishment.
- work with embryological consciousness for a soft and malleable inner axis.
- visit principles of material for the spine to curve into our partner axis.
- explore some CI principles like going with, amplifying, bouncing.
- invite our spine as our most intelligent limb.
- swing and play with the endless gifts of momentum.
- see, greet each others and have fun!

My experience with flying:

Since I practice CI I was always interested in flying. I remember doing a lot of muscle work, trying, making mistakes and getting injured. That was very exciting but not very safe. I felt it is an amazing thing to leave the ground, to find freedom being lost in space. Now I am more cautious, and I go to spaces which are safe for me and my dance partners, so flying comes when the opportunity appears out of the dance. Can it really happen out of an improvisation? My answer is yes, we just need to create the conditions.
This workshop is for all level dancers, previous experience in CI will definitely help. The progression and evolution of the material will depend on the group availability and engagement, we make it together!
2023 March 4-5
saturday from 10 to 17.30 with one hour lunch break
sunday from 10 to 16.00 with one hour lunch break
Space :
Workshop foundation, Juranyi utca 3
Registration and payment:
32000 HUF before february 15 and 36000 HUF after
write to:
[email protected]
Grégory Chevalier (Fr/Hu)
I teach Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement and Body Consciousness based improvisation since 2012. My approach focuses on a deep and honest somatisation through touch, movement and presence, providing a safe ground before playing techniques. Somatisation is mainly inspired from Body Mind Centering that I mainly learnt from Kálmán Ferenc. I also love seeing and being seen, creating an atmosfear for dance to become visible and appreciated from both sides, audience and dancers.
I have been giving workshops in festivals in Israel, Italy, Georgia, Austria, France, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Holland.
Mainly based in Hungary, I am the artistic director of Kontaktland, Hungarian International CI festival.
I also founded in 2018 KiT ensemble, a dance company performing Contact Improvisation (https://www.facebook.com/kitensemble).
In 2020 I created Contact Playfight, a wonderful form that I love, between Contact Improvisation, animal and children play, bringing somatic consent awareness and expanding our comfort zone and boundaries settled by society.


Where is it happening?

Műhely Alapítvány / Workshop Foundation, Jurányi utca 1-3.,Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Hungary

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Gregory Chevalier

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