What we teach is a combination of acrobatic-dance and agility practice.
This is set with the focus to improve and inform the practitioners understanding of using a specific foundation of agility in relation to movement training - where the aim is nurture and gain insight into the work on the four key elements, Balance,Strenght,Coordination and Speed,(BSCS) this is coupled with the exploration of acrobatics within dance (microbatics) ,which aims to give access to the development of a structured training application in relation to more sustainable approaches to acrobatics.
Acrobatics within dance will be used to expand our movement choices and options especially when working in more inverted and higher risk scenarios. To help with this I introduce specific tools for falling, jumping, rolling and release work, to try and create a well rounded understanding of some of the key principles involved in our practice.
As well as solo form we will be working in close proximity with a partner (or more)where we introduce specific partnering situations to see how the partner can become an extension to our self and can assist each other within specific acrobatic techniques.
The idea here is to create an environment where working together can increase diversity within our training, and will allow the creation of a multi layered training scenario to help stimulate diverse and complex movement situations and cultivation of a rich learning environment.,p> The work aims to be accessible to a wide variety of movement backgrounds and disciplines, including dancers, circus artists, fighters and attempts to give beginners and more advanced practitioners access to our practice.
Winston Reynolds & Axel Guérin graduated from Circomedia, specialising in acrobatics & physical theatre (FDA course, 2010-2012). And then went on to complete their Bachelor at ACAPA (Academy of Circus and Performance Art,Tilburg, Netherlands, 2012-2016). Within this education they both specialised in acrobatic dance and contact partnering.
Within their studies they where guided and influenced by the teachings of Alexander Vantournhout, who introduced them to several influential teachers and opportunities within the dance and movement community, including Fighting Monkey, Ido Portal, Joseph Bartz, Wim Hof..ect They have worked on productions with Florentine Holzinger, Jan daems, Roberto Magro, Mor Shani, Nofitstate Circus. And are currently in the new production 'Red haired men' (Alexander Vantournhout) which is touring throughout 2019-2020.
Winston is also a member of the Ferus Animi // Terra Nova Collective, a group of cross disciplinary craftspersons researching in the fields of human physiology and performance, through both an artistic and scientific lens, founded by Tomislav English.
In 2017 they co-created their own company ?eknom with the idea to try and capture and share what they have discovered within their journey through movement. With the urge to nurture freedom within movement possibilities , and to create the ability to access acrobatic feats without a difference in effort or muscular tension. It is an ongoing project which collaborates and delves into multiple movement disciplines & cultures from around the world.
Yeknom leads dance and research workshops across Europe and have started their own work titled - On silence and other things” with support from Circuscentrum (Belgium)..
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Please note, if you are doing the workshop you can attend the 9:30am YOGA class at a bargain rate: £9
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