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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s biomechanics?

It is the study of the mechanical laws (of dynamics) relating to the movement or structure of living organisms. It is used to reach optimal performance in movement disciplines like sports and dance.

What’s somatics?

The study of the human body as perceived from within (from oneself!). The soma is your own body as you feel it, and move it; not as someone else might perceive it. Somatic techniques include Yoga, Gyrotonic Expansion System, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais Method, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Imagery, etc.

What’s Ballet Body Logic?

BalletBodyLogic, created by Annemari Autere, is an innovative approach to movement analysis. Her vision of the muscular system consisting of inside and outside muscles where technique is taken care of by the deeper laying res muscle fibers, offers a unique approach to mastering the dancers’ instrument – the body. Based on basic movement patterns and the study of the fundamental principles of verticality and alignment BalletBodyLogic allows each dancer to approach an ideal skeletal alignment and thus effortlessly control various dance techniques. To cite Mabel E. Todd, “Why hold our bony parts together when we can let them sit or hang?”

What’s Yoga?

Traditionally from the East, it is a holistic spiritual discipline that works to bring together and balance the visible, tangible and the invisible, intangible aspects of human life. The physical practice includes awareness of the breath and awareness of the thoughts in stillness and in movement. In this session attention will be drawn to the entirety of the body to restore a better alignment according to the Axis Syllabus.

What’s the Axis Syllabus?

The Axis Syllabus (AS) is a constantly evolving reference system, or lexicon for the organization and cross-correlation of empirical and scientific findings from the study of human movement. This includes anatomical details, physics, practical applications, research, analysis and transmission. The AS was founded by Frey Faust in the late 90’s. “Syllabus” is Latin for list or table of content, while “Axis” refers to the points and through-lines that provide a referential grid for sensing volume and tracking movements through the kinesphere.

What’s Gyrokinesis® ?

Gyrokinesis® is the floor work form of the Gyrotonic Expansion System®. This movement session involves a series of exercises influenced by yoga, tai chi, gymnastics and dance practice, with emphasis on the circularity of movement and the dynamics of the spine and pelvis. The system works the entire body through seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular. Fluidity is the key.

What’s Bodywork?

The Eyerman Technique of Bodywork and Movement is an ideal regenerating program for dancers as it was designed by Ken Eyerman over 20 years while working with Martha Graham Dance Company, Rudolph Nureyev, and the London Contemporary Dance School. This technique includes elements of Feldenkrais®, Ashtanga Yoga, deep tissue massage and polarity therapy and was designed to help dancers recuperate balance in a physical and mental level and get ready for the next challenge.

How long is a session?

Seminars and workshops can vary from 1,5 to 12 hrs.

What are the prices?

Prices vary according to the nature, length and location of the activity. Please contact us for a specific price plan.

Who is it for?

Dance companies, educational institutions, independent professionals and students.

Where is it available?

Educational activities and Professional development courses are mainly offered at VEDANZA STUDIOS in Luxembourg and can be arranged internationally.

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