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Vega Luukkonen: Threesome

 

Class:  THREESOME
I love trios.

I love the complexity of information our system has to deal with, and come up with choices
on the moment. For me it is wonderful playground where my body is thinking fast, and invents new pathways and directions.
Where do we need support, and how can i be mobile and dynamic while offering the structure ?
How do our centers travel in space, in relation to each others ? Following the trajectories of each others and catching a ride !
Where lands the next fall ?

In trio we need different logic than in duet, more space and air in between. Breathing in & out of contact, always ready for the next surprising move, and letting go of what i expected. There is also some juicy technical secrets which I wish to share with you - How can we use momentum, falling, acceleration and suspension in order to create effortless and spiralling weight-shifts and lifts ? Using the centrifugal force and momentum to catch each others centers in time and space. Changing levels, and creating variable dynamics in our trio !

Trios !
It´s just so much fun !

About Vega:

 

I am dancer, dance-teacher, performance-artist and bodyworker made in Finland, but currently based in Berlin, India, and nomadic temporary moments in time and space. I have studied in Finland, Helsinki - in Theatre Academy of Finland (TEAK) and Metropolia AMK. I graduated from TEAK 2008 as dance- and theatre-teacher ( MA ). Though - I guess my dearest high-school and university in dance and contact-improvisation has been finnish contact community, where I have learned so much, by sharing the dance and rolling point with the other spiralling beautiful finns since 20 years...


I have been teaching contact and dance since 15 years all around the world, on many internationally acknowledged festivals and retreats.  Especially recent years I have been more focused on organising my own workshops, events and festivals. I am one of the co-organisers of Goa Contact Festival since 11 years, and that has become big part of my life - to live my winters in India, and create platforms and possibilities for cultural exchange, dance and learning - throughout the whole winter-season in Arambol Beach, in "Forgotten Land" which is our collaborative dance-center, offering different trainings, festivals and workshops around contact improvisation, somatic practices, yoga and dance.


Contact Improvisation has been part of my life pretty much 30 years - since teenager ! So - many kind of chapters I have gone through. More and more I look for lightness and grace in my dance - in the sense of organic, fluid and effortless movement. Breath plays as well big part in my dancing, brings me naturally into moments of momentum, falling, flying, suspension, swinging, accelerating and bouncing.

My dance is sourcing from aikido, capoeira, developmental movement patterns and axis syllabus. How our bodies can move intelligent and functional ways? Precision in transitions and details brings in lightness and effortlessness. I am also interested in the composition, expanding out from duet into trios and group-composition through time and space. Breathing in and out of contact.

For me dance is combination of technique and intuition. Form and freedom. Being and doing. I try to find ways to explore and teach technique by understanding the underlying principles of movement, so that we can stay connected to our dance and expression, and learn in the spirit of exploration. Where our curiosity can stay alive, and we can always find new details on the way.

I am also bodyworker / massage-therapist, as well as performance-artist. So I would say my work is moving in between of Teaching, Performing & Healing. Depending on the moment of my life, and my current interest, I am focusing more on one of these aspects of dance & movement. And of course they all are in relation, complementing each others.

 

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