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. 

CLASSES

ACROBATICS AND DANCE

This class is about investigating the opportunities in using dance to facilitate understanding and achieving acobatic skills and using acrobatics in dance to add new dimensions to it. Beyond traditional acrobatic training, this class concentrates on the deconstruction of schemas and it seeks for the creative application of acrobatic ideas. Clotaire helps to find fluidity, softness and lightness in dynamic movement. The class gives the opportunity to create unique and vey personal pathes during practice. It is flying on all levels and in all directions while turning, spiraling, twisting, flipping and rolling.

Clotaire Fouchereau

ART DU DÉPLACEMENT / PARKOUR

This class is about using the elements of the surrounding space to bring movements into another dimension. You can learn how the obstacles and objects around you can help to reach a higher level adaptability, in order to introduce new levels and dimensions. 

Tony Thich

TRAMPOLINE

While flying, falling, being in the air, different rules play role in controling movement. By expanding the time we can spent in the air next to natural circumstances (flying is not natural for humans), we have the opportunity to learn about decceleration and acceleration, understand the physics of falling, get familiar with unsupportive enviroment (plain air), and learning how to make yourself confortable with the time you have to prepare landing. In a stisfyingly safe enviroment. Working in the air with alternative qualities and different dynamics, transforming positions into each other while falling stimulates the brain in a way that it starts to rewire the pathways

Oliver Ott

HIGH DIVING

High Diving is another form of playing with time and perception. Turning next to different axes' and playing with complex coordinational tasks while  falling towards water, forces your nervous system to work differently. The fear we feel prior to each jump, makes the experience even more valuable for your brain, so it treats the outcomes of each trial with high importance. Practicing movement sequences with the limbs in the air while switching postures, executing jumps with using only one eye to look, turning and finding orientation while saying predrescribed words, etc. Next to its 'brainwashing' effect, high diving is one of our most adrenalin producer classes. It teaches you how to be 'superfocused' for a short time and how to let go stress and anxiety in the meantime. 

Andras Benyak

TRIPLE WAVE

Exploration of continuous and infinite moving. How to travel through different movement qualities from standing upper level all the way gradually to the floor within one trip. Waving, bouncing and floating into a very concentrated and relaxed state of mind. Without stopping after each exercise and re-entering
for a next one, we try to continuously stay in physical exploring mode with our body and understand how this affects the movement itself. We will work on set movement patterns inspired by house dance, footwork, acrobatic elements and break dance combining them with improvisational qualities of isolation, liquidity, release and your own personal style and flow. The keywords: flow, trip, rhythm.

Jenna Jalonen

CREATIVE WORK

It is also called the Flying Bodies class. During this course we put the emphasis on the artistic value of the techniques we work with, during other classes. These occasions are structured around three composition ideas, every time another. In each class, three groups are working with three different concept. Each group will work with all three ideas. The ideas will include an artistic approach to using and interfering with obstacles, another explores the world of creating illusionary compositions of movement and a third one which connects emotional states and risky or tricky actions. There’s also a possibility of sharing the result of these classes, but it’s of course not a must. Marton and Tony are leading this project.

Tony Thich, Marton Csuzi

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TEACHERS

Clotaire Fouchereau

Clotaire graduated at the Centre Nationale des Arts du Cirque (France) as a circus acrobat. He is a pro hand to hand flyer, he has serious skills on trampoline, and he is mixing acrobatics and contemporary  dance. He has worked with great circus and movement artists such as Chloé Moglia, Stéphane Ricordel, Aurélien Bory. Recently he works with Company "naif production" as an acrobat and dancer. He masters several ways of flying just as moving on the floor.

Circus Company

Tony Thich

Tony Thich is an instructor of Art Du Déplacement (brother of parkour and free- running) at Art Du Déplacement Academy in Paris. After studying martial arts and acrobatics he started to work as a professional stunt in movies. Later he joined to the so called Yamakasi group and to Art Du Déplacement Academy. Then he studied dance and acting and works as a performer in theatrical and choreographical shows and movies. Since 2010 he teaches at Art Du Déplacement Academy and works as a multipotential performer in various projects. Lately he studies Feldenkrais method in Feldenkrais Institute. He is mixing the methods of ADD Academy with Feldenkrais during his classes.

Art Du Déplacement Academy, Feldenkrais institute

Oliver Ott

„I have been doing many different sports in my life. I was a competitor in gymnastics, springboard-diving, trampoline, aerobic and martial arts. I graduated in the University of Physical Education and I earned two degrees of physical education and education of gymnastics. I was working as a circus acrobat in several countries in Europe and I was teaching gymnastics in five different States in the US. Lately I teach acrobatics in Imre Baross Circus Arts School and work as the leader of WallKings, a group of trampoline-wall acrobats.”He gives trampoline classes during Flying Bodies courses where he teaches us to coordinate our movements and postures effectively in the air, helps us to learn and practice trampoline acrobatics. He is a real expert of seeing, moving, performing complex movements while flying. He is another real Flyer who shares his knowledge with us.

Imre Baross School of Circus Arts

Andras Benyak

András, throughout the decades of his professional carreer, built up his NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) based coaching method by which he shows the way towards the perfect concentration, high endurance and achievement of aimed results. He spent 19 years as a professional athlete in the national team of springboard-diving and after he continued helping the team as a trainer. During Flying Bodies he teaches springboard diving, and bungee belt technique (circus safety line) where we focus on learning how to coordinate our movements in the air and improve spatial awareness. He also holds NLP classes during which he helps us to face our inner relations to movement in general and helps to find solutions to the challenges occuring in mental processing of movements programs.

High Diving National Team, Olympic trainer

Jenna Jalonen

She is a dancer and performing artist from Finland born in 1991. Moving since very young age in gymnastics she continued to the Finnish National Opera Ballet School at the age of 10. Considering classical ballet very seriously she wanted to develop more by visiting ballet academies in John Cranko Ballet school, Stuttgart, Boston Ballet and Hungarian Dance Academy Budapest where she spent 3 years of studies for the bachelors-degree of a classical ballet dancer. After her graduation in 2011 she decided to stay in Budapest for another 4 years and change her field to contemporary dance, working with several international companies and choreographers. At the moment she is based in Brussels, Belgium as an independent freelancer working in international productions. In her artistic work she has been influenced by several fields of movement believing contemporary art being a limitless playground. Combination of different techniques and elements bring the richness for her in movement. Acrobatics, urban and street dance, parkour, circus, aerial acrobatics, martial arts and partnering have a big role in her working methods.

Freelancer Contemporary Dancer

Marton Csuzi

Organizer. Professional dancer. Studied at Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy and at Art Du Déplacement Academy in Paris where he became an assistant instructor of the school. Besides dancing he is doing parkour and acrobatics as well. Teacher of the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy where he teaches parkour and acrobatics for dance students. He has been creating a few dance and theatrical pieces and choreographies. Currently member of Movein Mission / Eva Duda Dance Company. During Flying Bodies he leads the 'Skillwork' classes where he uses exercises and methods to improve basic coordination skills and quality.

Flying Bodies, Eva Duda Dance Company

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OFF PROGRAMS

Impro Jam With Live Music

Massage Seminar

Performance

Closing Party

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