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Bodywork into movement: conne-x-ions

Start Fri 23 February '24
10:00 - 12:00

9 sessions

Prices

Standard price: € 149
All prices

Location OPEK
Vaartkom 4
3000 Leuven

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Language & teacher(s) Dutch/English

Our bodywork sessions focus on taking time for recovery, renewal and gaining a better understanding of our body structure. This helps us to dance and move in a healthy way and more generally: integrate healthy movement patterns into our daily lives. Highly recommended for every dancer and by extension: everyone!

For this series, Oona starts from the idea of "connection," in the broadest sense of the word. The concept of conne-x-ions is about making connections on different levels.

We look for connections in the body itself: how can we engage our whole body when we move, how can we fluidly go on/off balance, how can we connect movement and breathing ... But we also look for connections that transcend the merely anatomical: between body and mind, between body and imagination, between dancing body and music, space ... and the connection with each other.

Keywords during each session are: grounding, expansion, flow and attention. Through an anatomical approach and focused bodywork, we look for ways to ground while moving and from that grounding to look for expansion. We then connect this grounding & expansion with flow and attention. Each session we deepen our dance potential step by step.

Those who have already taken classes with Oona know that you walk out of the studio refreshed, enriched, inspired and with a conscious body! Oona draws inspiration for this course from both Western and Eastern insights. Somatic practices such as Klein Technique™and Vijnana Yoga or the insights of Thomas Meyers (Anatomy Trains) and the Elemental Theory are certainly covered here.

Practical

Wear clothes which allow you to move, and a warm jumper if you get cold easily. We’ll dance barefoot. Bring a mat and a bottle of water for during the class.

Level of experience

Level X: for everyone, regardless of previous movement or dance experience.

Sessions

  • Fri 23 February '24
    10:00 - 12:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Fri 1 March '24
    10:00 - 12:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Fri 8 March '24
    10:00 - 12:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Fri 15 March '24
    10:00 - 12:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Fri 22 March '24
    10:00 - 12:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Fri 29 March '24
    10:00 - 12:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Fri 19 April '24
    10:00 - 12:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Fri 17 May '24
    10:00 - 12:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival
  • Fri 24 May '24
    10:00 - 12:00
    OPEK - check bij aankomst / check upon arrival

Location(s)

  • OPEK Vaartkom 4
    3000 Leuven Show on map

    Check www.opek.be for more information about how to get here. At the first session, you will be welcomed by someone from WISPER who will tell you exactly where in/around the building your course takes place.

    Good to know if you take a full-day course here: for the lunch break, you can bring your own lunch, eat in at Café Entrepot or buy something at the Lidl supermarket around the corner.

Prices

  • Better world price
    € 164 Pay a little extra, help make WISPER affordable for everyone
  • Standard price
    € 149 Covers the costs of your course
  • Reduced price
    € 119 If you have trouble making ends meet
  • Holders of Cultuurkaart KU Leuven
    € 112 For students at KU Leuven, UC Leuven-Limburg and LUCA Campus Lemmens
  • Social discount UiTPAS Leuven
    € 30 (max 6 / year) only for Leuven citizens

Teacher

Oona Van Aken

Oona Van Aken is active as a dancer and dance teacher. She graduated with a degree in dance and…
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