FLYING BODIES MOVEMENT CAMP 2016
In 2016 the course took another step forward. We brought new disciplines in such as Prehabilitation, Gymnastics, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
The basic structure stayed meaning that participants had five different classes each day.
During 'ADD' classes we had trainings both outside in urban spaces and inside using obstacles and different structures in the space to learn how to adapt to and make use of them in order to improve mental flexibility. They were extremely useful for exploring new creative ways of thinking of the relation between the body and the space.
The contemporary dance based 'Skillwork' classes were meant to present methods of practicing adaptibility to others, creativity and spontanious decisions through improvisation, exploring rhythm by playing with different patterns simultaniously. During these classes we also learned and recreated acrobatic dance choreographies.
'Trampoline' classes became more structured and consequent compared to previous years. These classes gave us perfect exercises to practice spatial awareness and ways to control flying and falling. It was really helpful to understand the mechanics of the zero-gravity and to find opportunities of movement corrections in the air.
'Gymnastics' were real fun to do in a proper gym. Practicing flips and handsprings made easier to learn how to initiate risky movements and how to execute them with full power despite the distracting fears of failure. We were also searching the possibilities to use momentum and to keep the flow while connecting moves.
By doing 'Prehabilitation' classes we were taught to prepare our joints, tendons and bones to absorb the trauma of hard-acrobatics. Strength, stability and mobility were the key concepts of these classes.
'High Diving' classes provided a sort of a safe enviroment where participants could practice spatial awareness while turning in the air in different directions and also gave opportunities to deal with fears of hights. (And of course jumping into water with the help of professionals was much fun...)
'Sport NLP' courses were meant to improve mental representations of movements. Those classes helped us to discover deficiencies and imperfections in our mental processes. We were working on finding pure motivation, corrections of distorted inner representations and relations between expectations and performance.
We also had so called off-programs such as thai massage courses, free circus times where participants could play with different circus tools freely. We also had a wonderful picnic on the bank of the Danube.