Energy in motion - Advanced holistic strategies for power, effort and precision in classical & contemporary dance

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Event Date: Jan. 17, 2018


Event Address: 
475 Devonshire Rd Unit 100
Windsor, ON N8Y 2L5

'Energy in Motion' translates the 'inner' energy work of somatic practice Chi Kung and TCM. Supported by the latest human movement and sports science research of Gabriele Wulf, Phd in 'attentional focus' and 'optimal' learning, into complementary practical tools.

Focus and energy techniques are presented and their relevance and application to technical and artistic demands of dance training and performance are explored. This 'inner' work uses techniques for directed intention and attentional focus; imagery to promote effective, economic movement, minimising effort and conscious, coordinated breathing to restore stamina and power

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About the presenter

Clare Guss-West specialises in bringing holistic strategies to professional dance training and artistic performance. The former professional dancer is now a choreographer, opera director, teacher trainer, holistic health practitioner and author.

Clare teaches a 'holistic' approach to training for professional dancers, teachers and ballet masters. Clare's international work brings together the fields of professional dance, opera and holistic health. Known globally she delivers work for a variety of institutes including; The Royal Ballet, Ballet de L'Opèra du Rhin, Opèra de Paris-Opèra Université and the Professional Dancer's Postgraduate in Teaching RAD, Berlin Staatsballett.

She developed 'dancing longevity' and 'Danse Senior' teacher training, a diploma course at the University Côte d'Azur, integrating dance teachers, PTs, physiotherapists and therapists. She is also the co-founder of the European Dance & Creative Wellness' Foundation and Dutch National Ballet.