„No-one really knows what their body is capable of.“
After teaching beginner and intermediate pole dancing classes in Chile for many years, our beloved Chilean theatre, dance and performance professional is opening a queer feminist pole dance workshop in Liebig34!
We intend to define body anarchy as an understanding of the body, its inherent kinetic possibilities outside of social norms and the usual knowledges we have about our bodies, both internal and external. We intend to break bodily conventions, taboos and blocks, amplify movement, free ourselves and let the rhythms of our daily lives move us. The body as field and weapon of battle.
This classes will focus therefore on empowering the body – for this, we have to know how to prepare ourselves; how to use weight, including our own; and how to utilize the intensity of space to reinforce our own discourse.
A re-imagining of pole dance is essential. This is a reappropriation of brute sensuality, in which we reclaim conventional patriarchal sensuality and the male gaze.
What: Pelvic unblocking, physical conditioning (with TRX), pole dancing techniques and various elements of theatre and dance exercises are some of the tools that will be used to train our bodies.
When: Schedule negotiable on an individual basis, for a total of 12 hours per month.
Where: Liebigstrasse 34, Berlin, Germany.
How: Classes are delivered one-on-one or to a pair, if you wish to come with a friend.
Language: English or Spanish !
For whom: This workshop is open to women, queers, intersex and trans folks.
How much?: We ask that you self-assess fairly and contribute to the workshop on the sliding scale. The proceeds from the workshop will go directly to a solidarity fund for members of our collective in financial need.
Get in touch, discuss the contribution, schedule, ask questions here:
mariaesbasura [ at ] gmail.com or liebig34 [ at ] riseup [ dot ] net