… is the natural expression of ourselves. When we feel „moved“, that something in us wants to move too. Allowing that movement to come forth is the art of dance – everything else is technique, a learned skill.
My ballet classes are grounded in working knowledge of bio-mechanics, biotensegrity, yoga, Spiral Dynamics and common sense. The organic nature and function of our bodies create the form and movement of dance, not the other way around.
Modern Dance gives us the freedom to find our own natural expression. The set classical form gives way to the flow of movement encouraging each of us to express our unique qualities. Here technique and dance vocabulary are merely the means with which we develop a personal language
Organic Ballet is an approach to practicing classical dance. It unifies this highly developed dance technique with human movement nature. As a concept it:
➤ Recognises a harmony between the physiology of the dancer and the dance itself
➤ Appreciates organic movement patterns – round, wavy, spiralling, and expansive – as innate to ballet
➤ Focuses on creating movement out of deep inner action, and not only from external shape
➤ Supports the individuality of each dancer by emphasising the personal optimum
➤ Values ballet technique as a tool of the dancer – and not the dancer as a tool for technique
➤ Incorporates sensory awareness exercises to enliven the dancer’s whole-body coordination
➤ Remains open to new discoveries, such as exploring the growing knowledge about the fascial system and its role in human movement.