Martina and Johanna invite children aged 8+ to embark on a journey to their personal power animals and individual strengths. Using contemporary dance improvisations and kinesiological methods, we transform ourselves into these animals, acquire their talents and super powers and are thus better equipped to deal with life's ups and downs! And maybe we will do a little magic too.
In this lab-like workshop, we mix methods of mindfulness training and the 5 elements teachings with contemporary dance and somatic practice to celebrate our multi-layered emotional world. We build self-awareness and balance and wrap this up in movement sequences and games. We explore states such as fearfulness, anger, shyness, excitement and centredness and make them visible in dance. In quiet, meditative fantasy journeys we find an animal for each emotion that supports us and travel through fire, earth, metal, water and wood worlds. By means of dance we transform ourselves into big or small animals and solve one or the other task together. Whether bark beetle, Japan quail or mongoose, each animal has special, valuable powers that we celebrate here and finally we join forces and save the world together!
This workshop is aimed at all those who like to dance freely, without having to learn or be given fixed steps, and who would like to feel sometimes wild and strong like a tiger and sometimes gentle and quiet like a sloth. To all those who want to learn tips and tricks to strengthen themselves, to achieve balance and to live out emotions appropriately. To all those who would like to try out new things in a laboratory-like way and celebrate different talents.Johanna FiglMartina Rösler