REGISTATION NOW OPEN!
For registration and more information about classes, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Academia Capoeira Angola, Skaryszewska 15, 2nd floor
TIME 7.30pm- 9pm
PRICE 20PLN per class
For those who already registered :
Remember to come at least 15 minutes ahead of time, to change.
Cunningham technique is challenging, but also fun to do. It's a modern dance technique created by Merce Cunningham. People that worked close to Merce, say that he didn't want his technique to be codified but flexible. The technique was developing through years and it still changes. In the class we use legs in both parallel and turn out positions, and torso in few basic ways : curve, arch, tild and twist, with many variations possible, with a characteristic for Cunningham technique lower back curve. We work on allingment and building core strenght as well as moving through different speed and qualities. The count changes happen often - we can have exercise that we count on 3 or on 8, as well es exercise on 7, 5 or 10 etc. Rhythm is something essential in Cunningham technique - we work towards developing inner rhythm, inside the dancers body. (When you watch the performances of Merce Cunningham Dance Company you will notice that they dance to the music that has often no particular rhythm going together with dance - thats why its necessary to remember the rhythm by dancers themselves, together with all the rhythm changes).
Class begins with series of back and leg exercises, proceeds into adagio and moving across the floor that may contain moving adagio, triplet phrases, exepts from repertory and other combinations. Class finishes with series of small and big jumps.
No experience in the Cunningham technique is necessary to attend the class, but some dance experience will be helpful. Everybody is welcome!