"Taken by Surprise" is a block of classes and where many tools are assumed to develop individual dance expression. The main focus of the practice is to harmoniously combine your inner sense of movement with physical vocabulary, to awaken individual creativity.
Dance is one of the ancient, bodily ways of expressing our inner world through movement. This is a space of uncertainty and unpredictability, when we do not know what will happen in the next moment. But in order to navigate the heart of this process, we need to know some destinations, have a map and an alphabet with us in order to communicate with clarity and confidence. Gradually, we will practice speaking with space, music, gravity, body and many other partners. Improvisation is a reflection of an inner monologue. It is a fusion of technique, conditions and sensitivity to surrounding forces.
Dancer, choreographer and teacher in the field of Contemporary Dance and of movement philosophy Formless Arts. Play-Fight Practice Facilitator. From 1999 to the present day, she has been exploring her body and mind through the practical process of diverse languages of movement and artistic expressions. She lived experiences in contemporary and classical dance, basketball, gymnastics, jazz dance, folk dance, yoga, tap dance, house, hip-hop, high heels, waacking, Play-Fight Practice, the ancient Russian martial art Systema, Liquid Body Practice, Freediving. Since 2010 she has been engaged in pedagogy, since 2019 she began teaching in different countries. In 2017 she graduated from "Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University", the Institute of Music, Theater and Choreography, where she worked in depth to develop her abilities as a choreographer and performer. Since 2016 Marina has immersed herself in the Play-Fight and Liquid Body practices. She began to actively study around the world, which dramatically influenced her perception of the body and sense of herself in the world. The core of her teaching and research has become more focused on the principles of relaxation, falling and the force of gravity. Sensitivity to resistance and tension in the body became more present in the approach to practice and significantly altered the state and effect of the body-mind relationship. She has been a facilitator of Play-Fight Practice and she also became a member of the Formless Arts team, where she curates and creates the photo, video and web design for Formless Arts platforms. From 2020 to 2023, Marina lived in Brazil, where she created the "Dissolution" dance course and new format of the movement workshop "Paper Body".