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Animal Instinct with Matan Levkowich (Boulder)


The Animal Instinct practice is an ongoing research that examines the potential of the human body in motion. Looking at the mind/body complex through physical, physiological and sociopolitical filters, we aim to better understand the roots of our limitations and the tools to overcome our borders.

The body of work of the Animal Instinct practice refers to information from various movement disciplines, offering hundreds of drills and exercises. Through both scientific and artistic lenses, we deliver a wide spectrum of tools to study our body, to understand movement and communicate physically.

Matan Levkowich is the founder of the Animal Instinct practice and Movement Lab - a vehicle for realisation of his choreographic work. His practice is influenced by his rich background in contemporary dance, Chinese martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, contact improvisation, Feldenkrais method, applied anatomy and more. In the last decade, he devoted himself to educate people from all over the globe about better movement and to reflect upon urgent social phenomena through the medium of performance art. His passion for research and discovery drives him daily to expand his understanding and to further develop himself as a human being.

WHAT?
Explore basic movement patterns such as waves, spirals and figure of eight. Move across the floor, invert, jump, fall, recover, push, be pushed, support, fly, roll and crawl. Study fixed forms, compose sequences and improvise our own movements.

HOW?
Move alone and with a partner. Sometimes with the whole group. Work with objects and tools, use limitations as a mean for expansion. Exchange physical-philosophical ideas.

WHY?
The question awaits for YOUR answer… Come to awaken your ANIMAL INSTINCT!

Space is limited.