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
This class will offer a space for considerations on the ways innovation and improvisation are primary rituals that build tradition across various Black cultures. André M. Zachery, artistic director of Renegade Performance Group will lead participants in a movement lab structured class, in collaboration with four Black/POC sound artists, that dig into the continuous relationship between movement and sound in the African Diaspora. The class will hold a strong emphasis on generating non-verbal language and connection. Movement tasks, phrase work, sonic generation and conversation will center around contemporary Black cultural practices.