from Kung Fu into Dance

Information about workshops and classes, see under upcoming.

In these classes and workshops we engage with movement principles and elements drawn from internal Chinese martial arts. These principles are our tools for deepening our kinaesthetic body understanding, increasing movement possibilities and learning how this knowledge can lead us into creative movement and dance.

The class consists of two main parts: the first part focuses on instructed movements and exercises inspired by martial arts. The second part is taking these principles into guided improvisation, providing a platform for individual research and exploration.

The themes that are explored in the classes, among others are:

  • Concept of centre/ core

  • Body structure

  • Body connections 

  • Momentum

  • Transfer of movement and power

  • Kung Fu way of practice (duration work)

  • Hard and soft (yin and yang expression)

  • Partner work