O-3 / Core Motion: Physiology, Energetics, Emotions, Intellect at Once
In the frame of Oster Tanz 2017
C O R E M O T I O N is a performance and healing practice, which Daria Faïn has developed over 35 years. It is informed by an acute research on architecture, neuroscience, linguistics, psychology and energetic states and is the result of a deep exploration of cultural dynamics between between her European cultural background, her Asian studies and the multicultural landscape of artists in North and South America. The first part, Inner Structure focuses on the alignment of the body and its relation to gravity. These principles are put into practice by means of a system of exercises using Qigong principles and forms. The second part unfolds with Contemplative Action, an improvisation/composition practice using the Chinese 5 Element Theory and other cognitive principles to explore individually and collectively the correlation between the organs, senses, emotions, and the propriety of the material space that surrounds us.
Recommended by “movement research“, New York City.
Daria Faïn is an acclaimed New York choreographer originally from Antibes, France. Her choreography fuses her European cultural background with two decades of practice in Asian philosophies of the body and American dance training. From this diverse background, Faïn has developed a unique movement and performance approach. She studied the classical Indian dance form Bharatha Natyam for five years in Paris with Amala Devi and in Madras, India with Swarnamuckie (State dancer of Tamil Nadu, 1982). In India she also studied the co-relationship between this classical form of dance and temple architecture. She was deeply influenced by her work with the Butoh-based artist Min Tanaka. With a grant from the French Ministry of Culture she studied at the Graham School in NYC from 1984 to1986. She has been certified in the Alexander Technique since 1991, and has been an instructor of the Universal Healing Tao (Mantak Chia Chinese Chi Kung University) since 2001 and studies Martial Arts with Master Allen Frank from 2007-2010.