The Universe Behind the Hug - Austin Edition! @ Austin, Texas, Austin [from 24 to 26 August]

The Universe Behind the Hug - Austin Edition!


103
24 - 26
August
19:00 - 22:00

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Austin, Texas
Austin
The Universe Behind the Hug – With Gui Prada & Valeska Fresquet Kohan! Austin Edition!

*This Workshop Series is not exclusive to Brazilian Zouk, and will be full of exercises, tools, and knowledge that may be applied to many other dances. Join us, and up your game with an improved closed embrace!

DESCRIPTION:
It doesn’t matter how long we’ve been dancing, we all have experienced dances that made us wish the song was over as soon as possible. More usual than that is the experience of a dance that doesn’t feel right, is awkward, uncomfortable and sometimes hurts. There may be several reasons for these things to happen, but certainly the most common ones are lack of attention to one’s own body and to the partner, the lack of physical and, consequently, emotional connection, usually observed in taking for granted simple and basic elements like walking together and the hug.

The hug is fundamental in almost all Brazilian dances, and if done well you can do basics for the entire night and you will have an awesome experience! This is because it has the power to create an indescribable feeling of comfort, safety and care that can go beyond dance and reach more profound layers of our beings. There is an entire universe behind the dance hug, embracing several aspects of our lives: how we were raised, how we perceive the other, how we see ourselves as dancers, why we dance and what we want to accomplish in this amazing form of art. All these issues affect the way we approach dance and the people we dance with and, as a direct consequence, the way we physically connect through the hug.

Connection works on three main layers: physical, emotional and spiritual. Exploring the universe behind the hug helps us fill the connection void created by our busy lives in all those layers and understand how our entire body reacts positively to the meaningful contact of another person. In other words, the exploration of this universe can lead to the discovery of an incredible tool on our search for joy in our dancing.

We can actually learn how to create a comfortable, meaningful hug that will make our dancing experience mutually satisfying, and more than that will help us see the other person as someone who deserves nothing more than care and love.

During this workshop we will learn the physical and mental principles behind the comfortable, meaningful hug and how to apply them to every single person we dance with, no matter the level, height or mood. We will also explore a different mindset towards social dancing — one that is primarily focused on the other and turning ourselves into instruments of the other’s wellbeing and happiness, at least for the duration of two, three, ten or even thirty songs.

We cannot go deep into connecting with someone without mastering our body’s movement first. Unlike the other layers, connecting on the physical level is not something you can avoid. Therefore, in this workshop we will explore the limits and potentialities of our bodies and how we can work to move together as comfortably as possible.

— SCHEDULE:

AUGUTS 24TH
https://facebook.com/events/221265842047443/?ti=icl
Back to School Social @IM Dance Studio (2311 South Congress Ave)
Mixed Social and Birthday Celebration for Hannah Miller-Jones & Gui Prada! Stay tuned for more details! Included w full workshop pass!

AUGUST 25TH
SATURDAY 1 — 5:30pm @IM Dance Studio
Building the Hug – The Physical Layer
On our first day we will work on building the hug throw the exploration of its physical elements and concepts, such as the “awaken body”, attention, balance, weight transfer, torso and hips connection, shoulders, head and hands contact and use, as well as pressure and layers of connection.

AUGUST 26TH
SUNDAY 3- 6pm @IM Dance Studio
Building the Mindset – Going into deeper layers
On our second day we will focus on building the mindset to create an amazing dancing experience. We will talk about and exercise empathy, patience and interdependency. In addition, we will explore the concept of the “absent presence”, the use of though, emotion and feeling and how basic tantra teachings can help us provide and receive great dances.

— TICKETING: https://eventbrite.com/e/the-universe-behind-the-hug-austin-edition-tickets-48260343988

*Friday Social Only: At the Door (Free for Full Pass Holders)
*Full Pass: $75 Until August 24th; $85 At the Door
Includes 7.5 Hours of Workshops with Gui & Valeska; and Friday Social!
*Saturday Only: $55 (Includes Saturday Workshops Only)
*Sunday Only: $40 (Includes Sunday Workshops Only)

PM Hannah Miller-Jones with questions or to book private lessons! Stay tuned for more info to come!
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