CLASSES + WORKSHOPS
ABOUT Physical Propulsion
Physical Propulsion is a training method of engaging the body through space using floor, standing and aerial techniques rooted in sacral-cranial alignment and awareness. The training method is built to functionally and tactically use physicality as an artistic conduit while testing the limits of movement across dimensions, especially across the usually forgotten transverse plane - the "z-axis". The aim is to achieve greater dynamic range across many levels while maintaining maximum efficiency in the body. Movement is generated and activated through the pulsating spine like a coiling bedspring. The class works from the ground-up to align the body to connect phrases with energy that coils and recoils akin to the spring. Movement variations are based on modalities from Flying Low technique - codified by David Zambrano, Laban, Límon and Capoeira. The growth and development of the Physical Propulsion is facilitated dually by personal inquiry as well as the exchange and input of movement practitioners from around the globe. The goal of each class is to gain more comfort and courage using the body into and out of the floor with dynamic range of motion, a sense of togetherness with class takers and musicality throughout the space.
ABOUT BLKSONIC MVMNTLAB
Blk Sonic MvmntLab, is an exploration of the synergy between Black dancing bodies and sound, delving into the interplay of physicality and acoustic resonance. Embracing diverse genders, abilities, and artistic lineages, the lab activates space through improvisation, call and response, cyphering, and play. #futuringactions become the focal point, enabling a collective reshaping of our literal and figurative landscape. Questions arise about the excavation of value as Black dancing bodies unite, guided by the simultaneous immersion in various sounds. The lab seeks to propel movement into uncharted territories, fostering a non-verbal exploration of intentions within shared spaces. Blk Sonic Mvmnt Lab contemplates the profound and ever-evolving relationship between Black movement and sound in the 21st century.