Vision

Open Floor Movement Practice :



"Life is movement. Life is relationship. Movement is relationship. The crucible of this mysterious alchemy is our body. We offer it an Open Floor"

The moment we step into the dance of life, we start weaving into the fabric of our experience of the world. Our uniques patterns are made up of the universal threads of our common humanity : the 4 dimensions of embodiment (body, heart, mind and spirit) and the 4 basic relational hungers (for solitude, connexion, belonging and spirit).


Common Ground
Open Floor Movement Practice is a lively, sweaty, full-on dance inquiry:
•    How can we move and include it all – feelings, other people, thoughts, wild passions, limitations?
•    Can we use movement to soften the tight spots in our tender hearts and stretch our capacity for relationship?
•    What happens if we turn old repetitive thoughts into choreography for creative dances?
We start small, end quiet. We respond to obstacles and mind the gaps. Ask, how am I now? What’s possible? Find direction. Add fire. Push the limit. Embrace paradox.
There's an essential movement language we all speak when we take these questions to the dance floor. We call on universal elements that are inherent in any moving body, such as breath, gravity, centering, expansion and contraction. This is the common ground that all embodiment practices share.
Open Floor is where the rubber meets the road – a place for creative focus and loving attention.
 
Common Sense
Since the beginning of time human beings have gathered to dance. Mindful movement is surging all over the planet because it's good for us. People who dance regularly have keener minds, greater emotional intelligence, and a calmer presence. Connection, compassion, and communities grow. In this challenging world, common sense tells us to spend time dancing.


Common Good
The ripple effect is inescapable. One dance can change someone’s day, one act of kindness can inspire a whole community. Students often leave a session able to bring a more generous presence out into the world. We dedicate our work to the common good, to the benefit of all beings.
Common ground.  Common sense.  Common good.
This is what we cultivate on the Open Floor.





DANCING ACROSS BORDERS - 6 rue des Prairies - 75020 PARIS - FRANCE