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Flying Low &

Passing Through

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After more than 10 years as a close follower of David Zambrano, Narendra shares a number of phrases which experiment on the Flying Low principles. He introduces some tools and tasks from Passing Through composition to understand how these techniques are getting connected together in the end. In Passing Through dancers work together as one mind and they are never lost in this spontaneous composition.

flying low

(originator David Zambrano)

The flying low classes focus mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class utilises simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the centre and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently by maintaining a centred state. There is a focus on the skeletal structure that will help improve the dancers physical perception and alertness. The class includes partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion. 

Passing Through

Visible and invisible spirals are constantly passing through the students. Thus the “passing through” is created into a spontaneous composition. When the group becomes one mind, it can never get lost, there is never one person leading, everyone is following. The whole group is constantly travelling, weaving their bodies inside and out of their classmates and still always aware of the environment around them. 

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