Brecken's workshops at SCBali2013 Brecken will be teaching during Week Two of the Sacred Circularities Hoop Dance and Movement Meditation Retreat in Bali, April 12–19
Fundamentals:Transitional Space and the Wave Current Transitional Space and the Wave Current" -found pathways and conceptual thinking for plane changes and all the infinite space in between. This all-levels hoop class ascribes to hardy any geometric boundaries at all, rather forming it's range organically by an observation of our own balance, hoop receptivity and perceived textures that work as a kind of super-highway for arriving on any plane you choose. It's a new way of looking at hoop dance that may somehow feel familiar.
Explorations: Dynamic Floor Hooping–Extensions Maintaining interest in the hoop’s rotation, there are additional ways to engage the ground fully that may invite a variety of transitions to segue into your repertoire. Approaching the ground from standing, spinning while seated, reorienting the hoop’s position, standing again. These are all available in line with that continued exchange (from class 1). With a basic understanding of the tools used for “rounding out” these movements and a knowledge of how to get started, you’ll be amazed by how much you’re capable of already and then, even more so, what incredible development unfolds when you know what to look for in your own exploration.
Concepts:Into the Heart of Floor Hooping In this workshop we will explore the possibilities of texture and expression in our hoopdance. We will weave together the different threads that can define our movement: the hard and soft; the fast and slow; the highs and the lows; the compressed and expanded; the clean, flat planes and the wobbles.
About Brecken Rivara, has been hooping for seven years now and is considered to be one of the leading innovators world-wide. She is an advocate of the hoop as a "movement teacher," and has based much of her exploration on optimizing what she considers to be it's most signature contribution: an increased awareness of ones inner waves and spirals to be experienced and animated through exchange. This has guided her workshops since 2009. Beginning at first with a focus on "transitional space" between planes and developing steadily toward one's efficiency of movement with the hoop, her decidedly organic connection to the form has been a source of inspiration to many hundreds of students in over 70 cities throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. As her classes evolve still, acquiring greater breadth of movement and contemporary knowledge, she strives to offer this enriching exchange of fluidity and partnership with the hoop to as many as possible and would like to thank you very much for being one of them.