Hello! We are Magda and Adam – seekers of various sounds coming from different corners of ourselves :P We feel that one of man’s greatest needs is the freedom of authentic self-expression. And this is what we warmly encourage you to do during the Heart & Sole workshops. You risk developing creativity, discovering courage, finding self-acceptance, feeling pleasure, connecting with yourself, other participants and music.
Magda is building the Heart&Sole workshops concept on her inspirations taken from various techniques of percussive and contemporary dance.
The Heart and Sole series are the perfect choice for percussive dancers who are ready to meet together and enter the process full of observation, feeling and listening, with an aim to discover new ways of expression. During these meetings a space full of acceptance is created, in which everyone can dare to cross the movement and sound comfort zone in a safe environment.
People, whose work influences Magda particularly, are: Rudolf Laban, Colin Dunne, Yaelle Azoulay, Antoine Turmine, Stefi Schmid, Joseph Wiggan, Max Pollak, Kieran Jordan.
Heart & Sole is in general an open level workshop, but it is very useful to have at least small experience in any percussive dance technique.
The workshop is divided into 3 parts:
covers warm-up for the body and brain, getting the group together and time for accommodation to the space and the people.
depending on the theme, contains working with such concepts as body, effort, space, shape, phrasing and relationships. We use individual, pair or group work, exercises vary from focused and meditative like to social, playful and a bit crazy.
means recaps, talks, Q&As, feedback, spontaneous jam session.
MAGDALENA MAK-JESZKA – dance and movement guide
You will learn about Magda’s history, projects and inspirations from her website.
ADAM JAKUBOWSKI – sound whisperer
Talented self-taught multi-instrumentalist, for almost a decade associated with the Celtic folk scene in Poland. He plays low whistles, banjo (Irish and American) and bouzouki, and accompanies with the acoustic guitar in Irish harmony. The improviser looking for intense rhythmic and melodic contrasts, who is alert and sensitive to interactions with musicians and dancers. He derives from film music, Latino rhythm and Arabic ornamentation of themes.
DATE AND TIME
17-18th October 2020 (Saturday and Sunday)
We will discover how different usage of effort (in context of weight, space, flow and time) can influence the sounds we are doing with our feet and how it feels like in our bodies.
Retro Dance Studio
ul. Wielka 19, Poznań
If you want to join our workshop, please sign up before 10th October through the REGISTRATION FORM.
We accept no more than 8 participants for each day.
80 zł / 1 day pass, 2 hours
150 zł / 2 day pass, 4 hours
You make payments in advance (maximum 3 days after receipt of registration confirmation) using the method of your choice.
1. Polish account
12 1600 1462 1886 9676 1000 0001
2. German account
DE 31 1001 1001 2622 5292 80