As a dancer and a choreographer/teacher I came across several influences along the years. Lately, with the influence of a new metholodogy I’m implementing in laboratories (in studio and in nature) I had the need to come back to contact-improvisation. As I am one of the dance mentors of Arrabida Dance Gatherings with Pedro Paz (and other teachers/artists), I’ve been in direct contact with many diverse aspects of the body and of people (video, photograph, music, action, body-work, nutrition, nature caring, social community interaction, theatre, design and sharing). These opportunities made me re-think about presence and contact together with my own work (inner ecology dance) and I’m investing in this application of methods within different sessions (festivals, classes, creation, parties, ecstatic dance floor). So, here it is – Contact inside-out atmosphere making the urge to dive in our connections.
Check out where and when:
Jam – Pólo das Gaivotas – saturday morning/Contact-improvisation – 27 april and other dates on near future sessions in extravagance CiLx – 11h/13h – Lisbon; you can arrive earlier (I’m there from 10h) to share some move(ment)s.
Ecstatic Dance Lisboa – intro – 27 april – saturday evening 18h – https://www.facebook.com/ecstaticdancelisboa/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARDtvMYCLmgTjDYdRkhWJc0ZY1ohMDwReJvyZV61nyQ43YjYsubzN4qfEd7oSzgwYknspNy81fb05pBo&hc_ref=ARRhyl8jWfjRLX6XFs5bK0tiU0E3nhq3CVJSkv2NrNT923DCT2eZiY2s0LzqxsMPgCQ&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBBPTcBB0NJu4e6XsmtfT0SzRkGJ9V72droQeBPJNX94dMYLXaHzMDvcHenGLrltgjsn-n9wwfYjB-r6snMyRSFx0PvGUdEOXO7y2PRM1oG0mOyISxFJARAhGB9G3KvqYW_PcWiE1uiUnuBVSIa-Se1tYzUzDH85hQNNEuHMSLqrdyqmYxReif3huMC-PEhUMILAwJXvg2ncOf5Dwj6D9cue6EB_nrycN6-myH8CIAJHJAlhN3WlP1SXi6JwOLg9-iT-xL6eEIzRyrdVq_7l57yme_OIOmeUTU3XGEcrV4dge2FWQiC3xqDRfzZTiUNJRR-
Lisbon Conscious Dance Festival – 22 July morning – confirmation to studio near Santa Apolónia station – Inside-out Contact; soon more information; general informations about this festival in other parts of the world: https://www.consciousdancefestival.com/
Vocal Movement Integration – 21st of september – equinoce of autumn – Arrabida – SerVivo – a day within the connection with the voice of your body in nature.
Inner Nature – Project to develop with invited artists along the year 2020 – laboratories and creation directed by Cristina Benedita; among peers/partnerships, with profiessional artist and non-professional as formation periods, with SerVivo as one of the artistic hosts within nature.