ÍMPAR - Improvisation in Pair

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'Ímpar' in Portuguese means "odd" or "unpaired". It is also a perfect mesh of the words that define this project: 'impro' + 'par'  (pair)!

 

We will mix and merge the tradition and magic of couple dances and contact improvisation, finding new freedoms and possibilities. 

In this camp we intend to:

- deepen the relationship to the body and its expressive movement

- connect to others in new ways, exploring and transmuting our own emotional and relational patterns

- learn different couple dance and improvisation techniques, languages and traditions... only to unlearn and break free from them afterwards!

- unlock our "WOW!", our spontaneity, creativity, and ability to take risks and experiment 

Schedule

Free Your Dance program lasts from the 2-October to 18-December, every second Sunday, from 7pm to 9.30pm. Although classes take place every 2 weeks, you will have homework for the free weeks! See below the class schedule, which can be subject to changes along the way, depending on the group's needs.

Module I: Foundations

2/10 Organic Movement: following the body's wisdom

16/10 Energetic Expression: expanding the spectrum 

30/10 Embodied Arts: the creative self 

Module II: Key Life Themes

13/11 (Un)Stuck: What blocks me? What moves me?

4/12 (Un)Cage: What holds me down? What sets me free?

Module III: Developing Your Practice

18/12 My unique path

About Constança

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Constança started as a consultant and trainer in social innovation, supporting collectives at finding ways to restore social and environmental health in our Earth spaceship. She soon realized something was missing in her economist efforts: we need to understand the roots and ways of emotions (especially fear and grief) if we really want a new human culture to emerge!


She has done intense research on life's energetic dynamics and how they are revealed in our bodies. She explored conscious movement with teachers all over Europe and brings

to her work inspirations from the 5 Rhythms, Contact Improvisation, Movement Medicine, Reconnect Dance and Zero One, among others. She also studied Movement-based Expressive Arts Therapy at Tamalpa Institue and is currently in the first year of Somatic Experiencing training with Associação Brazileira do Trauma. 

Her home is in Sintra. This land and the immense ocean nearby are an endless source of insight, poetry and remembrance that all we’re here to do is to allow and serve the universal dance as it unfolds.

Practicalities

Price

Early Bird (until 10-September): 150€

Normal Price: 190€

We offer 2 discounted helper spots. If currently money is an impediment for your participation, we encouradge you to apply! Send an email to releaseembodiedarts@gmail.com

Venue

Centro Upaya

Calçada dos Sete Moinhos 143A

Lisboa

Registration

Register at upaya's website. For inquiries, write to releaseembodiedarts@gmail.com