Narrative Body Release technique & Floor work / Sara Simeoni

Weekly Class | Tuesday 10:00am - 11:30am

From 10.09.2019 - 29.10.2019

My artistic practice intertwines the energy of movement and the power of image. My focus is to put the body in a constant state of urgency, a “nowness”. Presence and energy are fundamental elements of my work, in an attempt to free and open the body to playfully explore different possibilities of dynamic in relation to space and time. The approach to movement and class is intuitive, fresh, dynamic, visceral, imaginative and playful. Starting from the release technique, will begin with an energetic and physical warming up on the floor and we will continue a standing up session, both centralised on the principle of weight, gravity, fall and recovery.

We will explore different qualities of movement to energise body and perception. Some work concepts are: fluidity, presence, musicality, endurance, awareness. The aim is to encourage the dancers /performers to find their own poetic movement and to establish a constant observation of the details and accuracy of the movement itself.

Sara Simeoni -

Sara is an Italian dancer, choreographer and video-performance artist based in Berlin. She creates works for dance-theatre, film, and exhibitions. A long-time member of the Carolyn Carlson Company, Sara transitioned into the field of performance art, having performed as part of the Venice International Performance Art Week. She graduated from the National Dance Academy in Rome, attended the Accademia Isola Danza in Venice under the direction of Carolyn Carlson and has studied with numerous renown choreographers such as Nigel Charnock, Rehinild Hoffman, Susanne Linke, Ted Stoffer, Sebastian Prantl, Wim Vandekeybus, David Zambrano, and others. In 2016, Sara was an as artist in residence for a year at the Foundation Laurenz Haus in Basel ; a fruitful time of intense and focused experimentation, where she created “Convergence”, a multidisciplinary project in collaboration with the cross-disciplinary artist Fenia Kotsopoulou and the musicians Daniel Calvi and James Reynolds.