DANIELA PUCCI 
& LUIS BIANCHI
FOUNDATIONS IMMERSION SEMINAR IN KRAKOW, POLAND
August 21-25
"Close Embrace Then and Now"

 

In this seminar, we will explore classic and modern techniques for dancing in close embrace.  We will start from the foundations of posture, core, dissociation, walking and pivoting, examining critical techniques that create comfort and space in close embrace. 

 

With the foundations in place, we will explore options of vocabulary for close embrace and how to use improvisation to multiply our possibilities. Special emphasis will be placed on breaking the symmetry in the leader's and follower's movements, and how this creates new opportunities for musical interpretation.

 

As the week progresses, we will explore advances in technique in the last 20 years, showing how they can be incorporated in close embrace to create a dance that is more dynamic and "twisty". Suspensions, drops and smooth changes of speed will become effortless through proper use of elasticity and weight. Movements apparently requiring superhuman dissociation will become reachable with the right techniques.

REGISTRATION

Seminar fees:

EARLY-BIRD!  250 euros/person until June 1st

300 euros/person after June 1st

SEMINAR VENUE AND LODGING OPTIONS

The seminar is held at Por Fiesta Club (Warszawska 17, 31-155 Kraków). It is centrally located and there are many options of hotels and short-term rentals nearby. 

DAILY SCHEDULE

AUGUST 21-23 (WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY):

6-8PM DAILY SESSION 1

Warm-up, technique exercises, individual and partnered drills. The first half of the day is slow, focused, and intense.

8-8:30PM COFFEE BREAK

8:30-10:30PM DAILY SESSION 2

Putting the technique in practice with different examples of movement. Focus on the lead/follow relationship, musicality, and floocraf. The second half of the day is faster-paced, fluid, and fun. At the end of the day we provide a review with all of the explanations and exercises that you can film for private use.

AUGUST 24-25 (SATURDAY, SUNDAY):

12-2PM DAILY SESSION 1

Warm-up, technique exercises, individual and partnered drills. The first half of the day is slow, focused, and intense.

2-2:30PM COFFEE BREAK

2:30-4:30PM DAILY SESSION 2

Putting the technique in practice with different examples of movement. Focus on the lead/follow relationship, musicality, and floocraf. The second half of the day is faster-paced, fluid, and fun. At the end of the day we provide a review with all of the explanations and exercises that you can film for private use.