Rest in Motion
An adaptable, conscious, curious body has more control, stability and ease. In order for our bodies to become available, our systems must first learn to work as a whole. We start by isolating movements of individual body parts, realising that each action and every particular movement connects to the whole body, has supporters throughout the body and is sustained by the totality of the dialogue between the parts.
Rest in Motion focuses on finding a balance between holding/controlling/fixing and availability/relaxation/allowing. In these classes we look at the functionality of our moving body, going deeply into movement patterns and searching for easy, simple ways of moving, while keeping the body and mind open. By experiencing rest in motion as a physical state, we train our bodies to be ready, available and adaptable, so movement can easily pass through it.
How do we keep our bodies stable yet available, settled yet moveable?
What is the distance between functionality and control?
And how do we invite adaptability into our moving bodies?
We are looking for a balance between rest and action.
A combination between creating movement and riding it.
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Ady Elzam (BE/IL) is a dancer, performer and teacher based in Brussels. Having trained extensively in contemporary dance, improvisation, instant composition and contact improvisation, he’s curious about the body’s ability to adapt, learn, become aware, and connect with others. Ady’s current practice revolves around physical endurance; he aims to challenge himself and his audiences by tapping into extreme physical and emotional states of consciousness, evoking physical empathy and exposing himself fully.
Ady started dancing and performing at age 10 in the Israeli folklore dance school "The Iris of Nazareth”. He trained at the modern dance academy in Haifa and continued to dance in Vertigo Dance Company and DeDe Dance Company. Over the years he worked with many different choreographers such as; Ofra Idel, Elad Shecter, Matan Levkowich, Yuval Goldshtain, Sharona Floreshaim, Dafi Altabeb, to name a few.