‘Sinking into Gravity – Suspending into Space’
In this workshop we will explore moving more effortlessly and efficiently by listening and bringing awareness to sensation of the threshold of change in our dance. We will explore spiralling upwards and downwards and we will dive deeper into the research of what it means to ‘Sink into Gravity and Suspend into Space’. We will learn how working with releasing into gravity gives way to freedom and ease in a shared movement, and we will play and explore encountering gravity, momentum and weight to enjoy rolling, falling and being upside down.
Through this material we will create a collective space of bringing awareness to the quality of listening to ourselves, to the partner and to the dance, and our authenticity to the change in it. We will also explore the space of where the dance can be and where we want it to be.
Guru graduated from The Government College of Fine Arts in Chennai and then continued to receive a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Yoga. Ten years ago, he has moved on into practicing Contact Improvisation and hasn’t stopped since.
Years of study in various somatic and artistic teachings have taught Guru to be open and flexible in joining traditional systems of practice and other different methodologies. Guru has been dedicated to sharing his experience and knowledge of CI by teaching internationally (including festivals in Thailand, Moldova, Canada) and throughout India. Together with other first Indian practitioners of CI, he founded Contact Improv India (CII) – an organization that focuses on spreading Contact Improvisation around India, making it accessible to everybody, and researching into merging different forms of creative expression.