'Breathe Your Ground'

 

A workshop for actors or dancers with an inquisitive body and mind, willing to embody their full potential as performance artist.

Led by Sophie Bortolussi, a Punchdrunk performer and award winning artist, director and choreographer

'Breathe Your Ground'

 

A workshop for actors or dancers with an inquisitive body and mind, willing to embody their full potential as performance artist.

Led by Sophie Bortolussi, a Punchdrunk performer and award winning artist, director and choreographer

'Breathe Your Ground'

 

A workshop for actors or dancers with an inquisitive body and mind, willing to embody their full potential as performance artist.

Led by Sophie Bortolussi, a Punchdrunk performer and award winning artist, director and choreographer

Sophie Bortolussi

Director - Choreographer - Performer - Teacher

For who?

 

This somatic movement classes is for actors interested to unravel the potency of their physicality and for dancers curious of expanding their perception of themselves in relationship to their environment.

 

Why 'breathe'?

 

Breath brings awareness to the moving self.

Beyond the well known thoracic diaphragm live throughout the body several diaphragms that can become a great support for the body moving.

 

Why 'your ground'?

 

While in relationship with gravity through the ground support, movement becomes spacious and infinite.

 

The different systems of the body hold different ground for movement, awakening original choices.

 

Ground fluids? Fluid ground? Parasympathetic ground? Ground substances? Question your body can answer through experiential anatomy.

 

What to expect?

 

Guided movement exploration and visualization based on physiological and anatomic principle.

 

Partnering exercise, based on observation, dialogue and touch.

 

Connecting with your body to find ease, pleasure and joy in movement.

 

Heightening and deepening of the sensory and motor awareness both in movement and in stillness.

 

Refine and focus proprioceptive and kinesthetic attention.

 

Improve movement coordination and perceptual movement integration.

 

Greater consciousness of the body within but also in its relationship to space, the environment and others.

 

Fuel and free your creativity by discovering possibilities to diversify and expand the roots of your expression and inspiration.

 

Gain understanding of the body structure and function to prevent injury, and allow wide range of motions.

 

Why Experiential Anatomy?

 

I believe in the metamorphosis of the body through embodiment.

 

It allows performers to land in their own body, while discovering, and exploring different qualities of movement, incredibly precious to the exploration of a character. Experiential anatomy is a fundamental support to the embodiment process.

 

Experiential anatomy is a great key to the puzzle of charisma and to develop presence. It is a gate to create visceral experience for both the performers and the spectators.

 

Deep understanding of embodiment and experiential anatomy can bridge the visible and invisible by accessing and expressing dimensions eclipsed within the body or an architectural space.

 

In the workshop, the performer will also explore how the different body systems support the multidimensional expression of consciousness.

 

Experiential anatomy is poetry of the body: one to listen, experience, breath, contemplate and muse on. Movement is not a mere illustration of the words or a thought, but a ground on which the words can bounce and make sense from. 

" 'Breathe your ground' is an expression of my journey as an artist and influenced by my current training as a somatic movement Educator in Body Mind Centering®, as well as an expression of my own esthetic developed through my expansive movement training and professional experiences" 

Sophie Bortolussi