DanceAbility workshops

When: First  workshop will start on  6.3.2018 at 5:30pm, then we will continue every second Tuesday at 5:30 pm till 7:30 pm.

Where: At Gerbičeva 51/a, Ljubljana
Mentor: Urša Urbančič

More information: ursa@brezmejnogibanje.org , 00386 (0) 41-931-453, ursa.urbancic.u@gmail.com

Title: Dance School Kazina, Gerbičeva 51/a, 1000 Ljubljana.

The workshops focus on using modern dance as a way to increase tolerance, understanding and inclusion of those marginalized by society. DanceAbility workshops are taught by Urša Urbančič, an experienced dancer in the field of inclusive dance.
The purpose of DanceAbility is to present a mixed group of people with this dance method (these groups are usually separated in practice) and thereby contribute to a wider understanding and acceptance of differences not only in the dance circle but y in society in general. The aim is to unite people in their differences and find common ground in, space and language that are needed to create in dance art.

The main point of DanceAbility method is improvisation and the choreography, which develops from the movement of the present people. Improvisation allows us to enter the unknown and to listen to the intuition that guide us. The dancers learn to recognize it in themselves, and to follow their own desires. Each dancer is discovering new ways of movement and communication. DanceAbility is a method studying movement that does not isolate anybody based on their abilities or disabilities.

There is a debate at the begining and the end of each class and important topics are discussed with the group before beginning. Warm-ups and Common Language Exercises are exercises that prepare individuals (physically and mentally) to form relationships with one another and move accordingly.

Improvisation is appropriate for mixed-abilities groups because its flexibility
allows it to be non-isolating. It is easier to utilize in diverse groups and more inclusive than dance forms that have specific “steps” or “moves.”

Every individual should be considered special and unique. Disability should not be treated as something extraordinary, instead it should be accepted as a natural development, because every individual is unique and “temporarily able”. Diversity enriches the group and these unique individual differences establish richness.