LABAN in the AIR (workshop in Spain)

woensdag, 04 januari 2017
Published in Workshops & News

17 – 24 July 2017 


 Explore - Bodywork – Improvise - Nature - Share – Dance

The Workshop

In this workshop we will work with our potential to move from an authentic resource and our connection with our environment. Through different principles of the Laban/Bartenieff System we will explore our Moving Self in dance; as Dynamic Alignment, Core Support, Developmental Patterning and Rotation. Each concept will be presented through simple experiential movement platforms that awaken the body’s attention to its functional anatomy and it’s presence in space. We will work with awareness to the different categories body, effort, shape and space.


In the second half of the workshop we will investigate our personal dance in relation to inner experience, contact to nature and in contact with other dancers. This will involve shared partner dances (Contact Improvisation), witnessing each other in authentic dances (Authentic Movement) and building a personal and meaningful solo in contact with the stunning surrounding of water, earth, mountains, stars, moon and sun. The workshop will be balanced in exertive and recuperative parts. The joy of moving, our authentic ways of dancing, contact with what is surrounding us and who is surrounding us will be important keystones in this work. They will shape the unique connections with our inner and outer landscape in dance. This workshop is open to people of all levels in dance.


The location Baile en el aire (Dancing in the air)

This dance and theatre center is situated in the South of Spain in the Alpujarras, a good hour driving from Granada. It is a beautiful landscape with lots of waterfalls, amazing chestnut trees, endless sunshine and nights full of stars. The property has different little houses (fincas), all very specially furnitured and painted. There is a big vegetable garden and an amazing swimming pool with a little island in the middle just ten meters from the dance floor. The water is natural and fresh and comes from the mountains and is very fresh! The dance floor is open air with a very good wooden floor and a shadow roof. The shower and toilet facilities are simple but wonderful and all functioning on solar energy. The land is at 1500 m of heights, surrounded by the Sierra Nevada and open to the Mediterranean seaside. The place has different smaller and bigger rooms (1 to 3 people in one room) in different fincas. You can rest or take walks, enjoy cold waterfall showers and the beautiful panoramic landscape. The food is vegetarian and delicious and is offered twice a day: for breakfast and a large. Mediterranean meal at 3 pm. In the late afternoons there is time to have a siesta, walk go to the beautiful villages surrounding our center, or work independently in the dance studio.


Practical information:

Arrival 17th of July afternoon - Departure 24th of July after breakfast

6 day of workshop 5 hours every day

Workshop: 360, - euro

Early bird till 28th of February 300,- euro

Loges & food 250, - euro


Indulge in dance | Experience your creativity | Deepen your knowledge | Share with others | Feel alive | Be in nature