Dance 3: Balance/off-balance

We started and finished the class lying down still on the floor and becoming conscious of our body and our breathing. Slowly we unfolded into more complex and fuller movements from the floor to standing up. We analysed how it feels to move and connect with each other. The kids used different parts of the body to find the point (off-balance) at which two bodies need each other to stand and support one another (example of the roman arch) … there was a lot of trust and letting go into it. In this exercise there were lots of creative moments and improvisation that grew into freer, more expressive movement.