SPIRAAL is an original, contemporary approach to whirling/spiralling mofion developed by Valentina Lacmanović, based on Art and Science research and practice.
“The circle is religious, theological; the spiral,
like a circle distended to infinity, is dialectical: on the spiral, things recur, but at another level: there is a return in difference, not repetition in identity. Thanks to [the spiral], we are not constrained to believe: everything has been said, or: nothing has been said, but rather: nothing is first yet everything is new." (Roland Barthes in The Responsibility of Forms: Critical Essays on Music, Art, and Representation)
The purpose of this workshop is to connect inner and outer realms through spiraling movement and to enable participants to deal with sustained whirling, in order to open new possibilities for the creative flow.
We work with repetition, trance-like states and disorientation as tools for creativity beyond the emotional, social or culturally defined self.
The build-up is inspired by techniques of breathing, internal martial arts and organic approach to movement and (dis)connection of body and mind motion.
An introduction to ritualistic elements in contemporary performance is given through structured improvisations.
SPIRAAL workshop is suitable for any person loving to move, amateurs and/or professional dancers, performers, actors, martial arts or yoga practitioners... Spiraal workshop is adapted for personal needs of each participants.
SPIRAAL workshop happens on invitation by institutions, academies and dance or art schools.
Valentina Lacmanović is available for private lessons on request.
For more information about Valentina Lacmanović: valentinalacmanovic.com
For registration and information about the workshop: email@example.com