MOVE classes expose students to pathways, puzzles and interactive games that develop coordination and responsiveness. Inspiration is taken from capoeira, contemporary dance, contact improvisation and martial arts.
Classes are generally structured into sections, each targeting a specific quality or application of dynamic movement scenarios. The outcome is novel movement puzzles that require a playful and creative attitude to solve.
In solo puzzles and tasks, you will learn to interact, communicate with and expand your awareness of your environment, while learning to process information quickly and efficiently.
In partner-based puzzles and tasks, you will learn to take this expanded awareness of motion and learn how to use it in relation to another moving body, while learning to formulate clear and purposeful movement dialogues. This process allows students to form a conversation through movement, and to practice relating to others without using words but by remaining attentive and focused on “keeping the game going.”
MOVE allows us to reconnect to child-like instincts to play. We learn about relating to one another by creating frameworks in which we can explore play as a tool beyond simply having fun: we gain greater cognitive and physical development skills through playful movement.