The following content will be presented individually during the intensive as well as linked together. The exact content will be chosen spontaneously, as both Nil and Wil like to work with the energy of the group and set an authentic process in motion.
Internal Practice/Zero Pointing:
The role of breathing, meditation and mindset in movement and how we can use these tools in our practice. Here, body awareness and body experience are at the forefront and guide the learning process. This part will be used as a warmup for this workshop and will be held relatively short.
Conditioning, Strengthening and Mobilization:
How can we keep our bodies strong and supple all around? This part presents routines and methods that can be practiced and explored on an ongoing basis, preparing the body for specific physicality. The approach is oriented towards holistic development of the body and not just in isolation, as is often the case in the fitness industry.
As part of the Intensive, Wil is driven to share ideas that encapsulate both the physical development through movement, and also the subjective experiences that lie beneath it. We will use containers such as Agility, Coordination, Strength, Organisation, Softening in the search of Physical Intelligence.
Falling Studies and Partner Practice:
The focus is on fear management, honing intuition, and trust in oneself. Through solo and partner exercises, creativity and problem-solving skills are challenged while effortlessly confronting fear of falling. Rolling and falling techniques are learned and tested in a playful way. Ultimately, we will transition from abstract practice to specific acrobatic material – Falling Acrobatics. The work is heavily inspired by Nil’s many years of skateboarding and acrobatic experience.
Acrobatics and Improvisation:
The fascination of movement in space, on the ground and with gravity, elements from acrobatics and improvisation. Rolling, supporting, upside down, jumping, slow, fast, gentle, explosive and wild. How can we navigate from isolated, technical through more integrated, sequential and ultimately to freeform practice? How can concepts and imaginative work help to enrich our practices? Nil follows an approach that aims to find effortlessness, lightness, precision and calmness in movement. It is less about learning particularly difficult elements and more about finding pure joy in expressive movement and flow.
Immersion into urban/nature, sharpening the senses, jumping, rolling, climbing, balancing swinging and connecting with the urban nature within and without. Learning to see how we can use our environment actively, how to participate in and create with it.