Our program will contain 7 main subjects in relation with the 4 states of matter - solid, liquid, gaseous and vibratory. Our own personal research in movement, vision and conception will be merged with the study of philosophy in relation to art, movement and music.
First in relation with the 3 states of matter: solid, liquid and gaseous.
Second is vibratory and inspiration.
Third is the art of improvisation.
The 7 main subjects that will be covered in our study program are
1. SOLID (in relation with the static flow)
we will emphase gravity, shifts of weight, rooting in the ground, stability (support of the feet in full relation of the legs and our pelvis, the coco femoral articulation, our quadriceps and the arms as a support for the grand dorsal). The relation of the spine into the floor by the messengers which are the feels. Conditioning of our muscles and stretching.
2. LIQUID (in relation with the inner flow)
We will be working on the succession and the disassociation and independence of all and each of our body parts. Articulations and control of inner movements of the muscles in relation to the organs. The inner flow is there for the retuning of the body as a string of a musical instrument.
3. FLUID - which is the result of the state of being liquid.
Within our liquid and solid understanding, we will work the fluidity in space, accenting on a solid space with a higher level of resistance such as floor work as principle, contact improvisation and work in water. We will work on all body supports, flying, lending, swimming, working on the continuity like the river that flows as flows the time.
4. GASEOUS - the extreme movement of fluidity
We will be working mainly on the space as a matter space, exploring all the possibilities of moving and advancing in space, such as different levels, directions, change of directions, crossing. We will work on the notion of suspension in relation to gravity as opposition, accentuating the arms as the motor, the navigator and the guide to accomplish the drilling, spinning, turning, bifurcating, rotating, gliding, flying, floating, as well as research of independence from succession and the randomness of movements and inner change of directions (as a drunk asking his body, 'What is happening to you?')
During the work on the following states of matter we will learn sequences that will build up as a fluid choreographed routine for each subject.
We will be working on our vocals, the inner vibration of sounds which is the intensive source of movement, in relation to the inner flow, control of the diaphragm, the stomach and breathing, the division of the breath, the control of volume (crescendo and decrescendo), musicality and rhythm in relation with the group, harmonizing into a polyphony - creation lead by Mohamed Alnuma.
We will be learning philosophy in relation to art, poetry, reflection, choreographic culture and poetic side of dance. To relate our mind to our body we need to open up to those subjects and ideas, because just as for the body we need to learn new movements and to repeat them until we do them right, it's also true for the mind, we need to learn new ideas and repeat them to understand them until they becomes ours.
7. FREE - The art of improvisation
In this practice we will join who we are with what we are learning, and bring them to the here and now.
The art of improvisation will be linked to the art of performing on stage and into our creations.
Of course each subject contains all in different degree and intensity, and each element and state of matter is a composition.
Mohamed & Daniell Alnuma
Jungle Dance Theatre
Daniell Alnuma Dance Theatre Company