This 1-day workshop explores our breath as an essential aspect of ourselves and its powerful role within dancing and making dances.
The day starts with a Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT) class in which poetic imagery, partner studies and individual exploration stimulate an awareness of the breath.
By allowing the breath to move on its own while we move or rest in stillness, its soft, fluid and spacious quality opens the whole body-mind.
A free breath nurtures our intuition and imagination with each inhalation. Breath becomes key for our dancing.
Informed by the SRT practice the second part of the day focusses on compositional work.
Experiencing the breath as an ongoing current of air that connects our inner world and our surroundings increases our sense of our three-dimensionality. At the same time, our relationship with
other dancers and the outer space resonates with greater clarity.
Letting simple sounds travel on the winds of breath enhances the richness of images and stories that
unfold in our dancing. This leads into solos, duets and dance pieces in smaller or larger groups.
Sat 20 May: 10.00 – 16.00
CLOUD / Danslab, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20-B, 2518 RA Den Haag
Teaching language: English
Please sign up before 12 May 2023. Places are limited.
Info & registration:
Once you’ve signed up you will receive more practical information and details for payment.
Website event: https://www.bettinaneuhaus.com/event/winds-of-breath.html
About the facilitator:
Bettina Neuhaus is an Amsterdam-based dance artist, mentor and certified Skinner Releasing
Technique (SRT) teacher at Introductory (2004) and Ongoing (2011) levels. She holds an MA
Creative Practice Dance Professional Pathway from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance,
London in partnership with Independent Dance and has been creating work for over 30 years,
collaborating with dancers, musicians, visual artists and poets. In her teaching she shares her love for
the dancing body, with its inherent imagination and intelligence, its poetry and infinite possibilities of
transformation and expression through which we connect to the world. She teaches Instant
Composition and SRT at major academies, art institutions and independent studios throughout
Europe and South America.