I start a movement session inspired by Somatic & Gaga technique, that I have personalized with the qualities I am interested in. Curve expanding through the body, frictions disturbing the curves, thik and grabbing hands defining and drawing the space, shaking and earthquakes. I end with a completely free and crazy dance that includes jumps.
Remove the cobwebs
I start with preparing the availability of articulations in all my body starting from hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, chest, neck, face, hair, then the torso, the pelvis, the ischium, the knees, the ankles and the foot. At this stage I think about bones simply focusing on their articulation and a light mobilization to create availability. This process give me time to enter in the body and listen to its daily humour, I wake it up gently and then I go back to the hands.
Dig into movement engines
When my body is ready, I start the investigation on my engines, through a movement session inspired by Somatic & Gaga technique, that I have personalized with the qualities I am interested in. At this level muscles and fascia are activated. My starting points are the hands, a special part of my body, I focus on their sensitivity and materiality, their ability to draw ans to feel. I explore their connection with elbows and shoulder, the neck and the chest, navigating through waves that I catch with attention on the small glimpses crossing my body. I focus on the pelvis and the ischium, letting the torso unscrew from it, like a genie in the lamp.
How the ischium can open towards the outside generating an instability in the legs and and a closure across the bottom of my body followed by the top? How does the pelvis induce waves and deviations and how i connects with the core creating an internal rythm conducting the peripheries with small frictions? How can I surf this energies with my pelvis without forgetting the rest?
Then I go to the feet, how can I challenge my usual foothold, leeting all the parts of the feet being responsible for the wait of this transforming body in motion?
I walk on an unusual surface, with the side of the foot or the tips of the toes. And how does this change have an impact in the shape of my body?
I play contantly with flow and frictions finding different ways to produce them.
After this phase of focused exploration that often needs stops not to loose the focus, or needs rallenties when I cannot control anymore the acceleration of what is happening, I let the body be free in this contrainst, through the explorantion of different qualities and textures.