SPIRAAL IS AN ORIGINAL, CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO SPIRALLING AND WHIRLING MOVEMENT, developed by Valentina Lacmanović, based on art and science research and practice
A 3 month course of 6 classes (3 hours per class, 18 hours in total)
The course is designed to deepen the contemporary whirling practice SPIRAAL, and to develop a strong technique which enables participants to tap into the creative flow by means of the sustained spiralling movement. Whirling is a strong instrument for performance practices, and for the harmonization of physical, mental, emotional body and teaches about the energy economy.
Sundays from 13:30 – 16:30
Dates: 5 March, 19 March, 2 April, 23 April, 30 April, 21 May (note Easter Day 16 April has been replaced by 23 April)
Location: CLOUD/Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b, Den Haag
ABOUT SPIRAAL course
SPIRAAL proposes an intensive work on sustained spiralling movement technique, disorientation, listening and body/mind (dis)connection. In a safe environment participants travel through trance-like states and learn how to tap into the creative flow.
The build-up op the classes includes techniques of breathing, physical training, and ritualistic elements in contemporary performance through structured improvisations. The classes will be given by Valentina Lacmanovic and Fazle Shairmahomed, who will both bring in different techniques to build-up the whirling practice rooted in internal martial arts, Tai Chi, Noguchi gymnastics, Butoh methods, contemporary dance and yoga.
Spiralling movement is at the core of our galaxy, our DNA, it is the force of nature in hurricanes and vortices. Spiralling pattern can be found in the shape of our fingerprint and the form of Time. Practicing Spiraal connects us with forces of nature and helps us to exploit our creative potential.
Early registration for full course (before 25 February) €194,- (incl. BTW)
Registration for full-course (after 25 February) €232 (incl. BTW)
Drop-in per class €40,- (incl. BTW)
Please register by mail to email@example.com and you will receive the invoice with payment details.
ABOUT VALENTINA LACMANOVIC
Valentina Lacmanović is a performance artist. From 2001 onwards, her work has been focused on creating solo and collaborative performances inspired by rituals (as roots of performing arts), shamanic practices and trance-like states. Since 2008 she has been creating performances and video art that are presented internationally in museums and galleries. Valentina collaborates with musicians, steadicam operator, video-artists, sound-artists, filmmakers, dancers, and in dialogue with experts in anthropology, ethnology, and psychoanalysis.
ABOUT FAZLE SHAIRMAHOMED
Fazle Shairmahomed is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher, dancer/performer, improviser, performance maker, and anthropologist. His work evolves in challenging understandings of inter-sensoriality, the relation between environment, performance, spectatorship, and society, and the ability to learn and train particularly in dance. His artistic practice is generally concerned with explicating political bodies in processes of de-colonization closely related to his background as a Surinamese-Hindustani born in the Netherlands.