Space – as perception, as attentiveness
In the workshop we will research the subtle and elusive state of creating a common space with another person. A space that is neither the space that is inside my own body, nor the space that is around me, but rather dissolving the hierarchy between out and in.
We will start with individual work – finding a physical structure that works with gravity and establishing connections in the body. We will then go into partner work, inspired by Chinese martial arts, leading and being led, developing our listning with a partner, while both sides stay centered.
About Kung Fu Dance:
In Kung Fu Dance we explore movement principles and elements drawn from internal Chinese martial arts. Through these principles, we can deepen our understanding of the kinesthetic body which further increase our awareness of movement possibilities and leads us into creative movement and dance.
About the teacher:
Kerem Shemi is an Israeli dancer, choreographer, martial artist and teacher based in Berlin. Her daily practice consists of a unique combination of dance and martial arts, which manifests in her teaching and choreography. Kerem received her BA in dance and choreography at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She continued her movement research in China, living and training full time at the WDP school for internal Chinese martial arts of Wudang and in 2015 moved to the Academy for Internal Martial Arts in Berlin (Wudang Deutchland), where she is currently practicing and teaching. As a dancer she has worked with the choreographers Anat Shamgar, Ronnie Heller, Avigail Sfez and Ofir Yudilevitch.
More information on the website: www.keremshemi.com
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