Navala has been delivering and developing her workshop “Talking bodies” across the globe since 2010. Her contemporary style is influenced by her in depth knowledge of yoga, martial arts, including capoeira and floor work. Her work focuses on finding freedom in movement, always taking the attention back to its breath in order to generate and recycle energy.
Encouraging movement in continuous flow, allowing each participant to organically explores their connection to their own centre of gravity, to others and the space they occupy. Playing with concepts of risk, trust, moving with necessity, instinct, speed, power and fragility. Allowing us to go beyond our mental and physical limits to find a place where we can truly be in the moment...
Through an open and playful atmosphere, I will slowly encourage theatrical inputs and images to enhance creativity and give meaning to movement. Most importantly each participant will be encouraged to explore their own personal movement language within the structured playground.
Navala also delivers workshops based on her extensive work with Eastman (www.east-man.be), company of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Some of the organisations I have worked with include:
National Youth Dance Company, Sadlers Wells
New Zealand School of Dance, New Zealand
SIN Culture Center, Budapest
Circuit-Est Centre Choreographique, Montreal, Quebec
TransFormation Danse, Montreal, Quebec
DAR festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
Royal Ballet School, Antwerp, Belgium
Dansstudio Zenit, Leuven, Belgium
Conservatori Superior de Danse de Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, Spain
Artesis University College Antwerp The Royal Conservatoire, Belgium
Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France
Conservatorio Profesional de Danza University, Zaragoza, Spain
Tripspace, Arch 339, Acton Mews, London E84EA
The Place, London Contemporary Dance School
SIF International Dance Festival, Bedford University
Manchester Dance Consortium, The Lowry, Manchester
Centre for Advanced Training, The Lowry, Manchester
Oslo National Academy of Dance
Akram Khan company
Skanes Dance Theatre, Sweden
Eastman summer intensive, Antwerp