FLYING BODIES 2017
In 2017, based on previous experiences, we changed the structure of the workshop. To give real opportunity to dig deep into different disciplines of practice movement and of skill improvement, we split the course into 3 sessions, each responsible for different topics on which we experiment during the sessions.
29/06 - 01/07 2017 Session I.
The first session's major topic was "Spatial Awareness".
In this session, participants could take part in the following courses:
Improvement of spatial awareness by exercises based on the methods of Contemporary Dance and Art Du Déplacement. Applicants got exercises which help to find dynamic balance during movement, develop a better perception while moving, turning, rolling. The classes were developed to become familiar with the relations of our bodies and the enviroment.
Practice of seeing and sensing while turning on different and multiple axis' in Bungee Belt Technique classes. This was the main event of the session where we used bungee belts to expand the time we spent in the air and to facilitate turning and twisting on multiple axis'. Technical and creative work next to each other.
This year we brought Feldenkrais method in by which we tend to give help to improve the mental process of movement. Concentration and focus, awareness and perception were the main topics.
03/07- 05/07 2017 Session II.
The main topic of this session was "Control Flying".
During ADD and Dance based skillwork classes, we improved coordination of the body in extreme movement situations. In this phase, we prepared the body and mind for facing new challenges by exercises of rhythm and adaptibility. Experimenting with strategies to solve situations which we didn't expect at the beginning of initiating the movement.
The major technique of this session was Trampoline where we literally learnt how to fly. Practice of coordination in air and keeping the balance while flying. Technical and experimental work on Trampoline as well were parts of this phase.
We involved mental work as well in this session and it was Neuro Linguistic Programming. Participants could evolve in dealing with stress and fear, could improve the inner representations of movements and could find pure motivation.
07/07- 09/07 2017 Session III.
Main topic in this phase was "Controlling Fear".
In Prehability and Street Workout classes, participants could improve their strength, mobility, stability and such moves as handstand, human flag, front lever planche etc.
During movement we face many kinds of fears of failure which can block our energies. We experiment on the relation of endurance and concentration, the relation of focus and executing movement with full energy. It is the method of building up the self confidence needed for extreme movements.
The major classes of this sessions were Acrobatics and B-boying where we intended to learn how to transfer the skills we had improved in the previous stages into real action. We learnt how to do the action full out. Tehnical and creative work were also included in these classes.
During this session we gave opportunity to individual practice so there were scheduled free-practice times every day where applicants could work on their own with the help of personal advices from the instructors. This was called creative work since the aim was creating short phrases and materials individually or in small groups, like learning how to form sentences when we have the vocabulary.
Between each sessions there was a day off when opportunity for free practice and individual work was provided with personal help from the instructors. We also went to a lake to practice flying from a high diving tower.
FLYING BODIES FLYING WEEK 2018
13-17 August, 2018 | Budapest
This week is all about FLYING!
Five days of experiencing flying. When our bodies are in the air. When our minds floating on the sea of creativity and spontaneity. When our souls are light and easy.
The Flying Week is consisted classes of how to control our body in the air, how to jump, how to float through space, how to move without limitations, how to get into a flying state of mind, how to make use of physical forces, and how to use these experiences creatively to develop high level moving skills.
This week is also about letting go the stress, enjoying the freedom of movement, spending time in a great community. Getting inspired, getting relaxed, getting lighter.