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Course Description

The Get Physical Process has been developed by the dancer and choreographer Ricardo de Paula. It brings together elements of Contemporary Dance, Capoeira Angola, Body-Mind Centering, and Contact Improvisation. In the Get Physical Process, these different principles of movement and imaginations of the body merge into a powerful practice that searches for the strength and sensitivity of individual bodies meeting in motion.

Get Physical builds on the conviction that the capacity of the individual body to grow its senses is enhanced by the exchange happening between dancing bodies. It is a mobile negotiation between individual and group – building trust and collective strength.

In the open classes, we train to acknowledge the own responsibility of the body – in its weight shifts and in its movement. By taking control of the complex interactions that are our body, we train the readiness of the body – its ability to adeptly react towards any situation. We search for stability and alignment within the body, especially the spine, and learn to trust it. We work and strengthen the center of our bodies in order to decentralize our movement. We practice for our bodies to become strong and yet highly sensitive, to be intensely present, and yet tender in our encounters.

Moving the distal bones at any joint (the bones more distant from the center of the body). Moving the proximal bones closer to the center of the body. Every movement begins within us. Through Get Physical Process the floor becomes your tool, reflecting this into your consciousness. By combining basic elements of capoeira and qualities of contemporary dance you will learn to use the floor’s support to become lighter, while also gaining strength. Movement sequences will take you through every level of the space, challenging your boundaries, physically and mentally.

The aim of the class is to create experiences. Experiences within the body to help give a greater knowledge, freedom and power to our movement. Experiences to take us forward. Based on the dance experience of teaching the class technique used in different companies, Ricardo de Paula developed his approach and interpretation of the movement language. His class is instructed by the fusion of techniques.

Everyone who likes to move is welcome.

Course Dates
WEDNESDAY, 19.00 - 22.00

Ricardo de Paula (Grupo Oito)


Course Facts

Costs per training: 8 Euro