FESTIWAL ZIELONE KRĘGI
GREEN CIRCLES FESTIVAL
In the past month of August, I had the pleasure of teaching two different movement workshops at Festiwal Zielone Kręgi (Green Circles Festival translated) in Kożyczkowo, north of Poland.
The first workshop focused on body and group awareness and included individual, group and partner exercises, moving from the senses, feeling the weight of the body and acknowledging the breath.
The second workshop was floorwork based, where the participants explored the connection between the body and the earth. Also worked with gravity through release technique sequences and travelling across the space. To finalize the workshop I led an improvisation set of 30 minutes of free movement alongside a soundtrack playlist.
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"Maria’s body awareness' workshops in which I participated were a great journey within myself. I love to express myself through music and movement, so I took a part in her workshops with joy. It was required from me to be creative, concentrated and attentive. Showed me the limitless potential that awaits within ourselves. It wasn’t only the movement of the body but also the movement of the mind and heart… Wisdom that came to me through a task during the workshop through these sentences: 'Conscious body is dance' and 'Body while breathing is relaxing in the dance of consciousness'. I recommend her workshops. Maria is truthful, committed and she shares her dance with others. It is worth to dance together with her!"
Written by Jacek Okraska,