Aikido into Dancing | technique class & after Jam Session
March 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In March we invite you to participate in a number of different movement practices – Aikido, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Tai Chi – that influenced the beginning of Contact Improvisation or that could contribute to the understanding and incorporation of some principles of this form of dance.
Steve Paxton, the initiator of Contact Improvisation, was inspired by his experience in Aikido, using in particular the rolling and falling techniques to later propose jumps and daring clashes with the dancers he worked with. This training helped them to develop a robust yet sensitive physicality, a spherical perception of space and efficiency in movement.
At the first session we invited sensei Nicolae Mitu to give us a class of Aikido.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art and, in short, is the way of harmonizing energies. It was named because, in addition to the strictly martial side – techniques and dodges, it comes with a completely different approach – from having an opponent to fight with, to having a partner to train with and to become better. Thus, O Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba – the founder of Aikido, has brought martial art to the educational side, to improve the quality of life, to peacefully resolve conflicts, focusing in particular on the development of harmony and peace.
The Aikido class will be followed by a dance jam session. Anyone can participate on both sides (class and jam) or only on one side, regardless of the level of experience. The teacher and the host of the jam session will provide the information and support necessary for the smooth running of both sessions.
15:00 – 16:30 – Aikido with sensei Nicolae Mitu
16:30 – 18:00 – Jam session
Subscription 4 sessions – (March 7, 14, 21, 28) – 140 RON
1 session (class & jam) – 50 RON
Just jam – free donation
We invite everyone to donate according to their personal budget and wish to encourage the accessibility of quality artistic activities.
♥ Thank you ♥
- The event will take place at the hall in Str. Tannars no. 14, Bucharest, Romania.
The dance hall is on the second floor, behind the two black eyes. Once you have entered the building you must climb the stairs on the right.
Contact: 0729 137 222