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Dance FestivALL: Tentacle Tribe Masterclass

June 18, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

After over a decade of experience as professional dancers and choreographers, Elon Höglund and Emmanuelle Lê Phan, founders of Tentacle Tribe, have developed a unique approach to movement. The Tentacle Tribe approach is a concept-based improvisation system, inspired by a wide range of movement philosophies and studies in human anatomy. Putting high emphasis on awareness and decision making, the approach is a mastering of the mechanics and mathematics of the human body in relation to time and space. As the observer and the creator, from a contemporary lens, we will look at concepts from street styles such as popping and breaking, while learning techniques that will help to expand our movement vocabulary, to an increased level of body awareness and movement consciousness.

Through geometric shapes and oppositions, we will explore the capacity for the human body to inhabit multiple planes of space: floor exercises, inversions, “freezes”, traveling across the floor to work on flow, dynamics and control. We will work on the refinement of concepts, in relation to ourselves and other bodies in space, playing with the mechanic and the organic in movements, to give it a sense of illusion and complexity. We will finish with the creation of duets and trios that integrate the day’s concepts. The goal of this workshop is to give a detailed introduction to what the Tentacle Tribe movement approach is, and to provide tools on how to practice and apply it.

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June 18, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Clay Center
1 Clay Square
Charleston, WV 25301 United States
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(304) 561-3570
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