Movement Fundamentals: from mechanics to movement poetics

With Olga Tragant

Dates: October 18h / November 30th

Saturdays, from 11 to 19h (with lunch pause)

Place: tragantCamp, at l’Alzina de l’Aguda (la Noguera, Lleida)

Price:  110€ ( both Saturdays)  / 60€ (1 day). The price include the lunch  

Transport: For the courses, if you don’t have a car to get to tragantCamp, we try to organize ourselves and share available car seats among participants. One can get to Ponts (7km away from l’Alzina) by bus, on the route from Barcelona to Andorra, or one can get to Cervera (25km away from l’Alzina) on the route from Barcelona to Cervera. If you arrive by bus, we can come to look for you at the station. It is essential to organize it previously with time. How to get here.

 

In this sessions we will work on essential and basic aspects of movement and dance. There will be two main study focuses:

1. We will attend to those fundamentals aspects to the movement: joint mobility, the organization between parts of the body, with space, and with gravity. We will study and experiment with plans, directions, axes, paths, levels, etc. and everything that derives from it: center-periphery relationship, balance-imbalance, movement, motion motors, etc. We will approach this part from curiosity, from sensory listening and anatomy, to improve the organization, functionality and richness of the body in motion, seeking efficiency and integration.

2. The other major focus of work will be directed towards those fundamental aspects that make the expressive, communicative and personal movement: qualities, tone, textures, rhythm, musicality … the use of time, space, look, the relationship with The others and the environment. With this work we will enrich our body vocabulary by having at hand a range of nuances for our dance.

In each session there will be time to work on these two approaches. We will use a diversity of practices: experiential anatomy, sensory awareness, movement exploration, improvised dance and the work of sequences, games, etc. As a whole, we will pay special attention to listening and delivering on what we do, seeking to expand our capabilities with care and pleasure.

 

 

schedule

arrival: between 10:30 – 11h
morning session: 11 – 14h
lunch  + break and walk: 14 – 15:30h
afternoon session: 15:30- 19h
end and goodbye: 19h

 


 

Olga Tragant

Choreographer, dancer, dance and movement teacher. She was trained in dance in the United States in University of Illinois and in New York in Movement Research, Susan Klein School, Trisha Brown School (New York, 1993 – 1995). She also studied one year in the School for New Dance Development (Amsterdam, 1997). Olga is also graduated in Science Degree in Physical Activity, UB, INEF, and she has a Master in Psychology of Physical Activity (University of Illinois). 
Parallel to the dance, she has trained in Anatomy for the Movement with Blandine Calais-Germain and is currently studying the Feldenkrais Method training. As a choreographer she has developed a series of shows and creative projects that have been shown in Catalonia and in various European countries and also in the United States, Japan, Mexico and Morocco.

She started teaching 25 years ago and since then she has taught contemporary dance, anatomy-consciousness and improvisation-creation. She currently runs and is a teacher in the Formation [inside Movement] in tragantDansa.

Since 2002, she has been leading tragantDansa [education and creation in movement], and recently she has expanded her activity in tragantCamp, a rehabilitated space in the rural environment.

 

 



ABOUT tragantCAMP

 

what is tragantCamp?
Headquarters of tragantDansa located in the rural setting of l’Alzina de L’Aguda, in the Noguera region (Lleida).
It was born with the desire to be able to offer various activities in a natural environment, a place to enjoy and concentrate without the distractions, rhythm and stress that cities can generate.

 

what do we do?
MOVEMENT WORKS – DANCE – BODY PRACTICES – CONSCIOUSNESS – CREATION – ART – NATURE

  • A program of Residential Courses during weekends, long weekends and holidays.
  • Rental of spaces for groups, ensembles, companies or individuals who want to organize: workshops or courses, rehearsals, laboratories, work meetings, seminars or retreats, etc. in a space that allows concentration, coexistence and / or silence.

 

who are we?
14 years ago, Olga Tragant and  visual artist Jaume Amigó, acquired some old chicken farms that had been in disuse for many years. Throughout this time they have been restoring these spaces. For years, the space held the work studio of artist Jaume Amigó and now we have recently opened a space for dance activities and body practices.

 

where are we?
tragantCAMP is located in l’Alzina de l’Aguda, an small village of 20 inhabitants located in the Noguera region (Lleida), between the towns of Guissona and Ponts, 125 km away from Barcelona and 110 km away from Lleida. Surrounded by wheat and rye fields, and some small forests of oaks and holm oaks, it constitutes a quiet and peaceful environment, with especially starry skies.