Andrej Zupančić is a Kung Fu & Qi Gong teacher from Ljubljana.
He is a founder of Body.Mind Ljubljana Center of Kung Fu and Qi Gong practise.
Kung Fu originaly comes from the Shaolin monastery in China, and is one of the oldest martial and spiritual arts.
The practice consists of 2 parts that work together as a whole:
KUNG FU *Gong Fu 功夫 in its original meaning refers to any skill that has been acquired through dedication and hard practice. It is an external martial art practice that helps your body become stronger. It includes gaining fitness, strength, flexibility, mobility, practicing traditional Shaolin forms (kata) and hand-foot techniques. Mastering the skill requires dedication, patience, energy and time.
QI GONG * Qi Gong 氣功, also called “meditation in motion”, is a practice for nurturing and balancing life energy. With Qi Gong, we take care of our internal balance of energies called “Qi”. The practice consists of coordinated postures, movement and breathing techniques. Qi Gong is used for health, spirituality purposes and martial arts training. The practice also includes Meditation. With the sitting Meditation, we focus our attention on the breath. In silence, we observe our own thoughts, emotions, feelings and try to not get attached to them. Through gentle but penetrating practice, we can bring our mind and heart back to their natural state of balance. The purpose of meditation is not to create a belief system, but to provide guidance on how to directly understand things as they really are.
“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”
– Sakyong Mipham –
The ballet class allows the participant to experience their body starting from the skeletal structure with the focus on strengthening the awareness of their own natural alignment into Ballet Vocabulary. The class is divided into two parts: the barre and the centre work. Exercises at the barre emphasise isolating and releasing the joints in order to strengthen the dancer’s core awareness and to find were the movement initiates in the body to support functional alignment. The centre work challenges the dancer to use the new found alignment when shifting weight and carrying the body through space when executing vocabulary . Motivation, flow of movement, and momentum are key points to help the dancer to move from the core and inner muscles to support a greater freedom of dynamic and expression.
Libby Farr began her training in Texas and then continued her education at Ballet West in Colorado and School of American Ballet in New York.She performed in several Companies including San Diego Ballet,Los Angeles Ballet,Dallas Ballet, in America then Zurich Ballet and Deutsche Oper Berlin . Afterwards she continued dancing in projects such as Tanz Theater Skoronel and at the same time teaching in several schools in Berlin while directing the Dance department at Die Etage in Berlin. She became trainings director and dancer at Deutsches National Theater Weimar in 1999 to 2001 and thereafter was ballet mistress and assistant to Amanda Millers Ballet Pretty Ugly in Freiburg and Cologne. She has been a regular guest teacher in P.A.R.T.S in Belgium and SEAD in Austria since 2000 and taught companies throughout Europe such as Rosas , Pina Bausch , Cullberg Ballet ,Ballet Preljocaj and others . She is also certified Gyrokinesis teacher.
In Flying Low dance technique, a dancer will develop a strong relationship to the floor. We will work with different pathways to move in and out of the floor using spirals and speed without forgetting any part of our body. We will direct our body with our voice; challenge gravity by learning how to fall, how to rise and how to command our body as we change qualities. Using all speeds, directions and energy levels.
Passing Through is a dance improvisation technique, which represents a group in space, a web of people interconnecting at all times. Transforming the environment of the dance and composition in time and space. The group itself begins to create dynamics and patterns that are very flexible and unpredictable, but made of very clear rules. The dancers imagine a space full of endless pathways which run through the walls, floor, bodies etc. Visible and invisible spirals run through the body. With the awareness and spontaneity compositions begin to occur, the group becomes one thought.
Choreographer and performer Nina Fajdiga (1979, Ljubljana) graduated in 2007 from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam. In 2006, she was awarded a Young Talented Choreographer for choreography “Debris” at the ITS (International Theatre School) festival. Her choreographic works (Freedoll, Debris, Sugar Rush, About Nina Simone, … and call me Antonia) were financially supported by the European Cultural Foundation ECF, the Ministry of Culture in Slovenia, the City of Ljubljana, produced and co-produced by European production houses (DWA Amsterdam, Huis an de Werf Utrecht, La Caldera Barcelona, Tanzhaus Zurich…) and performed at various international dance festivals.
Nina is a pedagogue of Flying Low and Passing through dance techniques (founded by choreographer David Zambrano). She regularly teaches at the Ljubljana Art Gymnasium for Contemporary Dance and in other dance institutions and academies across Europe (En Knap, Ljubljana; The Place, London; Royal Dance Academy, Glasgow…)
In addition to creating dance stage productions, she choreographs for Slovenian drama theatres and TV commercials.
DATES AND PRICES OF INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS:
19. – 22. 8. / Kung Fu & Qi Gong / Andrej Zupančič / 80 EUR / 60 EUR*
23. – 26. 8. / Ballet / Libby Farr / 80 EUR / 60 EUR*
23. – 26. 8. / Flying Low & Passing Through / Nina Fajdiga / 80 EUR / 60 EUR*
Price for two workshops in a package: 140 EUR / 120 EUR*
Price for all three workshops in a package: 220 EUR / 200 EUR*
* price with student discount
Applications for workshops at: email@example.com