In this ballet class, we learn the foundation of ballet movements from a somatic approach, in an organic and effective manner. Drawing insights from somatic dance practices, Budo (Japanese martial arts), basic Newtonian physics, endocrine system, TCM, and more, we explore how our bodies organize themselves physically and emotionally, discovering the body as a collective organization. Additionally, we practice finding ways to liberate ourselves with the established structure by using, playing, and relating to it. Sometimes Britney Spears or techno beats appear and let us experience vibrations physically, recognizing the interconnectedness of memory and emotion and reminding us of the joy of dancing.
Yuri believes that the beauty of ballet is not only coming from its severity and preserveness but also from the enormous wisdom behind it. She is more than happy to explore it together with you.