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Workshop Dansdrift | Body Landscape | Ana Leonor Ladas

Thursdays from 3 September | 20:00-22:00 | €97,-

How does Body, Space & Silence relate and transform one another in the process of dancing and creating dances? How does visible and invisible intertwine and co-exist with each other?

Costs: €97 for eight classes

The workshop focuses on the creative process itself and it evolves organically in direct relation with the individual and group dynamics. The work unfolds in two complementary directions. A dive inwardly bringing attention to the inner structural and physiological landscapes of the body; and an expansion outwardly, an opening and interaction of the body and one’s awareness to the external environment. Based on Improvisation and Instant Composition, we integrate the individual experiences within a performative context.
Space and Silence are explored through the polarities of continuum & discontinuous, matter & ki (energy), visible and invisible, moving and being moved. In this process we invite appreciation, surrender, the simplicity of being and ‘seeing what is’ within the creative act of dancing and making dances.

About Ana Leonor Ladas
Ana is one of the first residents of CLOUD/Danslab in 2012. She is a Portuguese freelance dancer, improviser, teacher, movement coach and shiatsu practitioner resident in Amsterdam. After studying psychology at I.P.S.A in Lisbon, she moved to Holland where she graduated from the HKA – Dansacademie Arnhem in 2001. Since then she has been dancing with many different companies and independent choreographers, (as Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel, Conny Janssen Danst, CS Piet Rogie, Marta Reig Torres, Giulio D’Anna, etc). In parallel she has been creating her own work as well collaborating with many different artists. Improvisation and Instant Composition are central in her work and approach.
Her process is motivated by a curious need to understand the human condition and dance as a manifestation of life itself. This led her to get in deep contact with Oriental approach of Body. In 2006-2010 she lived and worked for long periods with her teacher Min Tanaka at the Body Weather farm in Japan. This experience was profoundly transformative both in her personal and artistic path. Presently she continues regular practices in Aikido, Katsugen Undo and Shiatsu. Along the years she developed a particular way in her artistic, pedagogical and therapeutic activities where there is a clear integration of Western and Eastern’ fundamental principles.

About Dansdrift
Dansdrift was founded in 1998 by a group of enthusiastic dancers that deepen and enjoy dance improvisation. They are inspired by different dance techniques and forms, such as contact improvisation, Body-Mind Centering ®, Skinner-Releasing Technique ®, Instant Composition en Authentic Movement. They invite dance teachers of their interest and curiosity, to guide short series of courses from 6 to 8 weeks on Thursday evenings: 20.00 – 22.00. They also organize workshops twice a year on Saturday or Sunday 11.00 till 17.00 h