Listen. Observe. Sense.
Hear. See. Dance.
Rhythm is a universal language
that every living being is able to
Yet, in general dance education
this essential element gets little
or almost no attention.
Learning the “words” of this
language, the beats, can reach
beyond just dance practice .
We can apply it in almost every
segment of our everyday life.
, which is rooted in his rich dance background
ranging from ballroom through traditional - to contemporary dance – aims to enrich one’s movement
coordination skills and physical articulation. It bring a higher body-awareness, as well it improves our
A Lizard Beats workshop usually consists of two main sections. One is the technical part where we tune in as a group through Chi Quong and playful
group tasks. Followed by various coordination exercises, we teach our brain to isolate different body parts and their movement from one another.
Practicing this consequentially leads to be “here and now”, to be “present”. Learning and practicing basic body-percussion principals we teach our
bodies how to listen to and sense rhythmic patterns, which also helps us to gain a deeper understanding of music. Using jumps and coordination
exercises we begin to gain a basic relation to rhythm patterns and apply them into our bodies. The second part happens in a more free form.
We enter a guided improvisation in couples and smaller groups, through which we begin to discover the dance within. Each participant gets the
chance to get in touch with her/his personal dance, discover and develop it. The introduced tools help to get more relaxed about the way one
moves and could be applied in further dance practice, as well in any sort of social situation where we would feel like dancing-let it be a party,
a wedding or hearing a beloved tuned on the radio while cooking in the kitchen.
vocabulary. Working with various tools to embody rhythm help to fine - tune our motoric system, our
could easily shift our mood and we end the day with a big smile and feeling better in our skin.
ability to focus and the control over our physical bodies. Above all, attending a Lizard beats class
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