This training draws inspiration from yoga, floor work with other somatic or release based techniques that support our sense of weight in motion. We start with a warm-up that awakens the body-mind, engages breath and prepares the body thru simple movement patterns. Emphasizing the articulations of spine, drawing attention to the sensation of weight and altering the tone of the body, the warm-up leads us into exploring different dynamics of moving within more improvised space. This is followed by phrases that build up towards more complexity. Growing from floor to standing, focusing on the changes of level, locomotion, invertions and directions in space, the class aims to develop the gain of physical strength and effortlessness of the body in motion.
A native Californian, Victoria has always been moving. Earning a BFA in Dance from Belhaven University, she now explores wherever dance takes her. In Europe since 2015, Victoria has enjoyed performing with choreographers such as Tanz Company Gervasi, Sara Angius, and the Staatsoper Berlin as well as for films such as “Babylon Berlin” or “Suspiria”. Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as sign language, algebra and visual art, Victoria is developing her own choreography and often collaborates with Berlin-based musician, Joshua Tennent of the band TwoKites. In Seattle from 2009-2015 she worked with many artists including Catapult Dance, Ilvs Strauss, Alana O Rogers, Tara Dyberg, Coriolis Dance Collective, filmmaker Brad Curran, musician Noah Gundersen. Also a curator, Victoria has collaboratively produced arts events in Seattle and now in Berlin, an upcoming “Nah Dran” through Ada Studios.