an online workshop
This is a 2-day course. Both classes will be 3 hours with a little break in the middle.
Dates and Times
24, 25 April | 6pm-9pm CET (Central European Time)
Recordings will be available until May 2nd.
Info & Registration
"Creative study entices us from one question to the next; we are bugged by the question, which generates another answer, which is itself another question. We re-create the book as we read it, we start our way around the edge and work our way round and round into the center. We may reread the book or rehear the music months or years later and find newer, more integrative meanings, rhythms we weren't ready to hear before, deeper music." (Free Play – Stephen Nachmanovitch)
These two classes will focus on improvisation guided by what I call 'INTERPLAY', the mindset that is the fluid movement between play and meditation.
In the work of writing and filming 'Essays on Freedom of Movement', I've learnt that most of my INTERPLAY is responding and interacting with two uncontrollable forces: Gravity and Consciousness.
Meditations on gravity becomes my posture, play with gravity becomes my footwork…
Meditations on consciousness brings me awareness, and play with my consciousness sends me to unexpected patterns and directions in the space. I am being pulled towards the ground constantly and I constantly add experiences in my mind. Can the two construct a space for movement?
This research is the core of adapting to different styles and objectives of movement disciplines. To play hard but meaningfully so, to move softly but with clear intention.
The classes will be taught in English and will include a short warm up and a Q&A at the end of each class.
And just like any improvisation, the best explanation will be the experience itself.
Tom Weksler has been practicing Martial Arts and different forms of acrobatic disciplines from a young age. Tom graduated in 2009 from “The Workshop For Dancers and Choreographers in Haifa”. Since 2010, Tom has been dancing with “Inbal Pinto and Avshallom Pollak Dance Company” and performed with the company's productions in many theatres and festivals around the world. Tom is currently performing around the world the performance “Collective Loss Of Memory” - choreographed by “Rootlessroot” (Jozef Fruček and Lind Kapetanea) and produced by “Dot504”. Since 2017 Tom has been dancing with Guy Nader and Maria Campose Dance Company.
In 2012 tom has created 'LOBOS' in collaboration with Yogi Dekel and Breno Caetano. In 2014 Tom Created the Duets "SARU' and "Heder" in collaboration with Tokyo Based Dancer and Choreographer Mayumu Minakawa. Both Duets has performed internationally in various theaters and festivals. In 2017 Tom has premiered the Duet "Pilim" in Collaboration with Circus Artist Yogi Dekel. Since 2017 tom has also established an artistic collaboration with Catalonian Dancer and Choreographer Roser Tutusaus. The collaboration is currently in process of completing the theatre piece 'After The Rain' (premiered in Bari, Puglia in 2018) and the street piece "RISE".
Tom and Roser have established Wonderground Company in 2019, focusing on creations which are departing from the collaboration between dance, movement and other art forms.
Movement Archery workshops have taken place in Dance Schools, Circus Schools, Dojos and Professional Companies in: Israel, Italy, France, Belgium, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Greece, U.K., Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Japan, Hong Kong and South Africa.