This workshop is a 6-day immersion into the Conscious Release © method.
The application of this technique optimizes body perception by building awareness of the current state and abilities of the dancer. The body becomes an edgeless tool for the dancer's imagination and its dance patterns. During these 6 days we will explore the bases of the method: identification of unnecessary body tension, Cartesian axis, increasing the sensation of body weight (participation into the physics laws of Free Fall and Ballistics), and movement chain analysis.
By using the consciousness orientated towards the release of tension, an effective means to stop habitual patterns and formal movements in the dance arises. Full creativity can then be experienced and form appears only to serve a unique expression: the present moment.
Description of the workshop
Agostina D'Alessandro (ARG / BE) is a contemporary dancer, improvisor, teacher and choreographer.
In 2005 she established herself in Brussels and started working as a performer with TRASH Company (Holland) in the following productions: PORK-IN-LOOP & ZOFIA, performing in Holland, Belgium, Spain & France until 2011. In 2009 she joined Julyen Hamilton Company - Allen's Line, performing the pieces MUD LIKE GOLD (2017), “Sand Vision” (Brussels-2016), “LOCAL TALK” (Paris / Bruxelles & Strasbourg-IMPREVU Festival - 2013), “LE VOYAGE” (Paris & Bruxelles - 2010) & “THE ARRIVAL” (Bxl-2009).
She also participated in several projects and studied with several companies and teachers. Since 2011 she is part of the creative team of Improvisation & Composition at the Royal Dance Conservatory of Antwerp where she creates the following performances: Reload in Motion & Zôgraphos (2013), Suggested Emotions & VIRTUS (2014), SYNCHRONICITY, Evoked Potential & Abstract Entity (2015), Mine Is Yours & Flexible Identity (2016), INSIGHT & THERE (2017), UNBLOCKED & LOOK BEYOND ME (2018) and Malleable Reality (2019). In 2019 she creates UNFINISHED at Sozo, Visions in Motion, Germany. In February 2020 she premiered “Formless Mirror (she who reveals)” at Brussels Dance Festival in Senghor Theater.
She has taught workshops of Conscious Release and improvisation for performance in Belgium, Mexico, France, Bulgaria, Holland, Argentina, Croatia, Italy and Spain.
Agostina's work is supported by Federation Wallonie Bruxelles and accompanied by Grand Studio. In 2018 Agostina received a research grant from FWB for the development and research of the method Conscious Release ©.
Please visit: www.agostinadalessandro.com
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