With Julia Gomez Aviles
Course is over, started on Nov. 30, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Contact Beyond Contact (CBC) is a practice that integrates Authentic Movement (AM), Contact Improvisation (CI) and Passing Through (PT) with other profound practices such as qigong, yoga, healing modalities, principles of behaviourism and energy work, mindfulness, leadership skills, proprioceptive and exteroceptive senses, somatics and the philosophies of Buddhism and Taoism. All of these practices are woven together to create a holistic integration of the Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit.
Dance is a social and integrative practice that connects people. We are passionate about dance and endorse dance as an accessible healing practice for all. We believe that everybody can dance and that everybody has the capability to transform through dance.
CBC was founded and created by Vangelis Legakis and is a credited practice under Unity Space Global (www.unityspace.org)
CBC creates a safe space for each individual, one where you are able to express, trust and transform by honouring your personal boundaries and the boundaries of others. The practice focuses on all our bodies, what in Greek is called Soma - the integration of Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit. It is important to acquire an understanding of all the bodies to be capable of interpreting intentions, perceptions and insights, and acting through wisdom and love.
This practice will allow you to genuinely, energetically connect with yourself, an-other, the space you are working in and with nature; the world beyond the means of physical contact. Contact already starts from the space in between two bodies, before the physical skin to skin contact; the eyes need to come into contact with what they witness, the ears need to come into contact with the vibrations of sounds within and around us. We are living in an interactive space of frequencies that create energy waves. Energy waves entangled together create a field, and the field is interconnected with all material and immaterial aspects of our internal and external worlds.
CBC is a practice that develops and cultivates fine-tuned and genuine communication from within to connect with the world. Through the art forms of dance and energy work, we are given the tools to enhance and explore the metaphysical aspects of our existence.
In a CBC session you can expect to work on a few of the practices and concepts of experiential anatomy, somatics & energetics, breathing and energy work, meditation and mindfulness as well as on body language and communication skills of leading-following, push-pull, passing through; and working in solos, partnering and group dynamics.
Who are CBC workshops for?
CBC sessions are open to all - whether you are an experienced dance practitioner/ healer or a complete beginner, CBC welcomes you to experience and practice. The sessions offer you a non-judgmental space to discover and deepen your relationship within yourself, with others and the world around you. All the skills and tools are all inclusive and take each individual into account, making it a practice available for all bodies and people of varying professional, cultural and religious backgrounds.
Looking forward to welcoming you on the dance floor ♥
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Born in Murcia (Spain) in 1994. She started studying ballet at the age of eight at the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Murcia. After finishing her ballet studies in 2013 she moved to Rotterdam (The Netherlands) to study the Bachelor of Dance at Codarts University for the Arts, changing her focus from ballet to modern dance and choreography. There, she developed an interest in contemporary art and interdisciplinary performance. After graduating in 2017, she moved to Guangzhou, China, where she participated in different projects as a freelance performer, choreographer and dance educator. In 2018 she joined the 7th International Interdisciplinary No Borders Project with Vangelis Legakis in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and since 2019 she is a certified facilitator of Contact Beyond Contact level I and II.