• available tension  bridging technique  hyper.ballet
  a framework for dance training :
  from 'organic', release-based, somatic groundwork
  to 'classical' geometric forms, shapes, patterns, 
  and beyond ...

  when applied to traditions of European-formed "Western" classical ballet,
  it becomes hyper.ballet

  > more about this technique


  video recorded at SKVR Dansschool, Rotterdam, February 2020.
  with Elie Nassar and Eltjo Felix de Graaf.

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  developed and taught at European Dance Development Center (EDDC) Arnhem
CLOUD at Danslab (Den Haag) 
Circle Dance Rotterdam, De Studio Rotterdam,
Korean National University of Arts (KNUA, Dept. Choreography, Seoul, South Korea)
  Fontys Academy of Circus and Performing Arts (ACAPA, Tilburg)
  Codarts (Dept. CircusArts, Rotterdam)


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re-connect with your body & learn more about your very own 'instrument' for dance
  in a safe and supportive environment

  explore your unique anatomy and physiology through your movement-sense
  release "frozen" tension and make it entirely your own
  prevent injuries and learn to heal actual ones

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 rainbow trajectory

dance technique available tension

   bridging technique
   a comprehensive and sustainable approach
   to develop and re-form your dance technique
   following your personal abilities & interest
  • always move from (and with) your body-sense
  • increase alignment, coordination and tension levels to the best possible level, at every moment
  • work on fundamental patterns for specific shapes & movements
  • play with spatial directions, complexity and dynamic changes ...

   when applied to European/-American "Western" classical ballet,
   it becomes hyper.ballet

   the syllabus and exercises are created from synthesizing principles of : 

   - Release (Mary O'Donnell-Fulkerson)
   - Kinetic Awareness® (Elaine Summers, et al.)
   - Developmental Movement / BodyMindCentering®
   - European/-American Classical Ballet traditions
   - Laban Movement Analysis
   - the approach of Merce Cunningham
   - Eshkol-Wachmann spatial notation/system

   > complete syllabus

   > article with a critical evaluation written 2017
      published online at the National Centre Performing Arts (NCAP) (ArtEZ, Arnhem)

     originally published 2017 in the journal of the Dutch Association for Dance Research, Vol. 9

     special thanks to the Kinetic Awareness® Center, ArtEZ School of Dance /European Dance Development Center (EDDC),
        the National Korean University of Arts (KNUA) / Dept. of Choreography, Rotterdamse Dansacademie / Codarts,
        School for New Dance Development /SNDO,Fontys Dansacademie, SKVR Dansschool, Circle Rotterdam,
        and CLOUD at Danslab for providing spaces of experimentation in the (recent) past.

   optionally included :
  • Masunaga / Zen-Shiatsu stretches :
    rebalancing from the inner organs
    based on principles of traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine

  • Open Form Composition
    strategies to get the best of improvisation and composition
    in a single perspective

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