MARTIN PILIPONSKI BRAIER [Argentina]
Dancing with the invisible
Blending his background in architectures and dance, Martin teaches how the possibilities of spaces in which we live can transform dance and life itself. Sustained by a practice in deep listening to oneself and the environment that contains us, he shares his practice through teaching and performance to students and audiences all over the world.
The class is aimed at all people interested in movement and physicality, professionals or amateurs, with or without experience including actors, dancers and performers. Above all it is for people who seek to expand their physical awareness as an art practice within their different contexts. The work seeks to awaken, warm and empower the senses through simple exercises of spatial connection. Leaving and descending to the ground to train the connection of our center with the periphery. Group dynamics to keep us alert. Participants will focus on the use of the hands to spatially write their movement, the spine as the motor for displacement and the feet as the support and contact with the earth. Breathing as their vital internal-spatial connection with others and with space. The recognition of weight and by consequence the force of gravity.
Dancers will practice ways of using touch, and at the same time being touched. They will seek a deep listening within themselves and with the others. They will focus on the internal gaze seeking to soften any tension, discomfort and blockage; to move, improvise freely and create scores of physical thought in groups, trios, duets and solos.
Date: 29th-31st July 2019
Venue: Sparsh Studio for Performing Arts
Fees: 400 INR per class, 1100 INR for 3 classes