From 4 to 10 August 2014 – Workshops at ImPulsTanz
Borriello is at the International Dance Festival ImPulsTanz, Vienna to conduct two workshops, one five-day entitled Movement as the body’s body music- il corpo musicale aimed at advanced level dancers, and an intensive two days workshop open to people of all levels, dance professionals and ordinary people, entitled Movement in relaxation- Tai Chi
Movement as body’s music – il corpo musicale
This Workshop provides individual and collective practical experience, based upon the energetic concepts of movement. It starts with a body work where movement is felt as ceaseless transformation – transition of forms – balanced between full and empty, tension and looseness. Then work focuses on improvisation and/or composition practises based on the comparison–translation–relationship among the principles of sound and movement, also observing the energetic–dramaturgical features of their declensions.
The practice of listening to one’s own musicality of movement and others’ aims to the expansion and refinement of one’s perceptive, sensorial and analytic skills, producing a natural development of technic and proprioceptive expertise.
Work goes through stages :
The ontological body – the body in its essence
To begin by listening to the absence of movement and to the silence of the body, perceiving involuntary movement through the practise of relaxation as an activity, in search of a natural energetic re-equilibrium of the body, investigating about useful relaxation during stillness. Then the emphasis is on moving in a state of relaxation, looking for minimum necessary effort and keeping energetic balance in motion. Practises of different energetic-formal paths of the movement flow and their musicality, between moving and to be moved.
The musical body – the body in space/time
To experience the body as matter (full/empty) and vibration (movement/sound) and its linguistic dimension linked to space, time and other bodies. The focus is to decline the unit movement/sound through the practical and conscious experience of some principles concerning the parameters and the organisation of movement and sound. This leads to collectively practise, on the experienced topics, some processes for transformations of movement, and improvisational structures with systems of rules.
The anthropologic body – the body in different cultures
The words of the body, that is the words to describe movement in terms of actions, principles, parameters, sensations, images, emotive states, become an instrument for observation and declension of the stories written on each of our bodies. The (anthropologic) body, intended as manifestation of the human being in all his or her aspects: mirroring a unique existence (like a digital footprint) but also expressing what culture, collective memory, social environment imprint in ways of moving, in postural attitudes and gestures.
Movement in Relaxation – Tai chi
RELAXATION IN ACTION
It is about a body experience based on energetic concepts of movement. Precious to such explorations were for me the long-standing and wide-ranging experience as a dancer, as a choreographer and in the practice of tai-chi.
The work goes through different phases :
We begin by listening to the absence of movement and to the silence of the body, by perceiving involuntary movement through the practise of relaxation as an activity, in search of a natural energetic rebalancing of the body and investigating about useful relaxation during stillness.
Then we go to move in a relaxed state, with minimum necessary effort and keeping energetic balance in motion. The practice is focused on different elementary energetic-formal paths of the movement flow and their intrinsic organic rhythm (both individual and collective), to expand the perception of movement as a continuous transformation between activity and inactiveness, tension and looseness, full and empty, in a natural relation with breathing.