CONTACT KIDS 3-6 years old
It is a time and space created for mutual understanding between children and adults. A place for joint embodied activities based on spontaneous play and improvisation with elements of contact improvisation.
We will jump, roll and fall together. There is a lot of freedom of ways of engaging during the workshop, depending on the participants’ readiness. We will create space for mutual communication through movement. Physical games and challenges will support us in discovering various ways of interacting with and influencing the space around us.
Children and parents will have an opportunity to develop a new form of communication through embodied expression and physical contact. With the help of our bodies, we will hold a space for developing and deepening the family bond. Children have a chance to improve their motor skills and self-confidence. As for parents, they can build confidence in their children and in themselves. Thanks to improvisation, we discover the world intuitively: with physical contact, movement and touch. We develop creativity, imagination, and willingness to experiment and share our own emotions. We do not limit ourselves to repeating and imitating, but we will learn how to co-create.
Not only is the contact with the child beneficial for motor development but it can also be a wonderful opportunity to play and dialogue spontaneously through movement and our body.
“Creating with a body, shaping with movement – vol. 2” – Laboratory for children and adults.
We spend most of our lives in a confined space, “organised” by external factors. It obliges us to obey specific rules – present predefined attitudes or behaviours.
These are mainly urban spaces with more or less obvious design assumptions and affordances. The surrounding, in some way, imposes our lifestyle and has a huge impact on us. But for a change, can we influence the space around us? Can we give it a new meaning?
How do our posture, body and reactions change when we transform urban space into natural space?
We will explore the surroundings with our bodies and movements. We will try to notice how we react, what is changing, what is affecting us. Through play, movement tasks and questions, we will discover different ways of interacting and influencing the space around us.