Pre-recorded Physical Practice with Ffion Campbell-Davies
This movement practice consists of three parts.
Taking inspiration from Qigong, Yoga and Gaga Technique.
Overall this entire workshop takes on a meditative approach, as that of my own personal approach to any work I create.
In contrast to my institutional training where my body was put under high stress and tension, I now work from the other side of the spectrum looking to train my mind and body through meditative holistic methods where the nervous system is relaxed and receptive to retaining a range of information, with the conscious intention to listen to the body rather than force upon it discipline.
The first part series involves a particular Qigong practice from the style Shengzhen for more information on this you can visit their site; shengzhen.org
I use Qigong in my personal practice to deepen my energy preservation and mental well-being for performative works that push and challenge my boundaries.
The second movement series is inspired by yoga and martial arts training. Finding the balance between strengthening the body, the muscles, skeletal posture/alignment and strengthening the mind for mental endurance.
I find these practices highly effective in my work when I am having to push the body challenging both my physical/mental and emotional endurance when approaching evocative/experimental/durational or political work.
The final movement series is a guided improvisation; an approach similar to gaga technique of my own interests in exploring possibilities and qualities within movement flow. Using visualisation awareness and sensory intelligence to distinguish varying experiences within movement.
This is a method which I continue to use to bridge between different movement disciplines. Broadening, expanding and discovering a range of textures and qualities in the body.
Pre-recorded Practice is a thread of Groundwork’s current program which you can access in your own time and come back to. This practice will be available on our website for 6 months.
Participants will undertake the activity at their own risk and will be responsible for their own safety while taking part in these classes; Groundwork will not be responsible for any accident or injury.
Live Physical Practice is donation based. If you have income at the moment donations are welcome but we do not expect payment from freelancers whose income has been disrupted by COVID 19.
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