Breath – Ga­ze – Spa­ce

This imp­ro­vi­sa­tion tech­ni­que is ba­sed on the sen­sing and com­bi­ning of one’s own bo­dy and mind. The met­hod ta­kes ins­pi­ra­tion from me­di­ta­tion, yo­ga, and pi­la­tes, and its goal is all-en­com­pas­sing, per­so­nal exp­res­sion th­rough mo­ve­ment. It was ori­gi­nal­ly crea­ted in col­la­bo­ra­tion with CKC dan­cers as a cho­reog­rap­hi­cal tool and per­for­man­ce met­hod, but its simp­le gui­de­li­nes and clear­ly ad­van­cing st­ruc­tu­re ma­kes it a great met­hod for eve­ryo­ne who is in­te­res­ted in dan­ce and exp­res­sing them­sel­ves th­rough mo­ve­ment.

Breath: 

A deep, cont­rol­led breath calms and re­la­xes the bo­dy. Its mes­sa­ge to your bo­dy is one of ba­lan­ce; it lo­wers both your pul­se and blood pres­su­re, and it ac­ti­va­te your pa­ra­sym­pat­he­tic ner­vous sys­tem. A gui­ded exer­ci­se in ob­ser­va­tion whi­le con­cent­ra­ting on ta­king deep breaths is li­ke mo­ve­ment-ba­sed mind­ful­ness: your mind re­la­xes, your st­ress le­vels go down, and the crea­ti­ve for­ces in your mind and bo­dy are un­leas­hed.

Ga­ze:

The “I” that is re­cog­ni­sed th­rough breath con­nects and opens up to its sur­roun­ding spa­ce th­rough ob­ser­va­tion, pri­ma­ri­ly vi­sual per­cep­tion.

Spa­ce: 

With ga­ze co­mes the ef­fort­less and in­tui­ti­ve ob­ser­va­tion of the spa­ce and its hap­pe­nings. The­se kinds of ex­pe­rien­ces can act as inc­re­dib­ly po­si­ti­ve and use­ful rea­li­sa­tions that gi­ve you ex­pe­rien­tial in­for­ma­tion you can use in your dai­ly li­fe and el­sew­he­re.

For everyone, led by Jonna Aaltonen:

When: 24 October & 27 October at 6–9pm (you can participate in one or both)
Where: Zodiak’s studio C4, Tallberginkatu 1B, 00180 Helsinki
Price: €35 (one day) / €60 (two days)

Deadline for registration 14 October 2022. Registrations and questions: [email protected]. You confirm your place by paying the entry fee.

For professionals, led by Terhi Vaimala:

When: 17 November at 10am–2pm
Where: Zodiak’s studio C4, Tallberginkatu 1B, 00180 Helsinki
Price: €45

Deadline for registration 7 November 2022. Registrations and questions: [email protected]. You confirm your place by paying the entry fee.

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