Morning Dance Class

Training Programme #16 : Animal Mindfulness

Eddie Oroyan


An open level movement exploration and contemporary dance class to mindfully train the brain alongside the body, to develop awareness and choice. The two-part class will range from meditative to impulsive, but with an ‘as we are, not as we want to be’ approach. Tools and guiding are offered throughout the class to enable subtle and gross awareness and develop presence. The goal is to observe and understand the animal inside, to recognize the direct weave of the mind and body, and to learn how mindful decision and wildness can coexist. The class is inspired from working with companies Ultima Vez and Emanuel Gat Dance and through years of daily meditation.

In the first part, we will dance and move around the space together using tools to expand awareness to the subtle and gross sensations in our bodies while at the same time accepting what we find without attachment or avulsion. We will awaken our other senses and play with how they can affect our movement experience. We will work in a way that encourages new pathways in the brain that lead to a more present state of being rather than a destination focus.

The second part will attend to empathic moving and to that wildness inside, that animal that we all are. We will try to wake up in the body what it seems to not remember. There will be games and structured play to benefit reflex and proper response training built around the concepts of equanimity that we will explore in the first day. We can tap into a hyper-intelligence when we can move from this animal, without fear or self-judging.


26 > 30.04.2021 - 10:30 > 12:30
Bruxelles - La Raffinerie

These training programmes are designed for professional dancers.
Each application will be considered in this context.
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Morning Class 8€ / Week 35€