we will train our body, mind and spirit through dance & creation
Fičo training - open in Ljubljana 2009
What is Fičo training? in slovene language
In Ljubljana we started in 2006 with Fičo training. It is a unique community dance form and long durational artistic - educational - social project, which provides a possibility of movement and theoretical insight of your own psychophysical potential through dance. Fičo training provides choreographic & improvisational tools and games, which are applicable on different types of communities and it does have open doors for all social groups with simple philosophy: “Every Body Can Dance”. Beside regular weekly on-going trainings and workshops there are also process based and project based groups which results sometimes in dance performances, site specific projects or new format of partying. People are taking Fičo trainings as Artistic experience, dance training, improvisation dance practice, Therapy, Personal growth, Spiritual practice, Fun ... and taking out tools and principles that can use in their daily lives, relationships and work.
Fičo Training is a synthesis of dance techniques and tools, ranging from classical ballet to martial arts, from modern to contemporary dance, from Tai Chi and Qigong to Kundalini and Dynamic meditation, from contact to theatre improvisation, from traditional folk dances to modern urban developments ... that bind with specific abilities, desires and expectations of the individual who wishes to develop an autonomous dance and conscious body. It builds on the strength and softness of movement in the flow of the energy to infinity movements and directing attention. By traveling in an imaginary world and with will pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Fičo Training uses the knowledge from experiences teachers and mentors draw from their own artistic creations in the field of dance, performing arts and spiritual practices.
Training are not just dance classes, providing participants with psychophysical condition, nor for transmission of authoritarian dancing skills, but rather a serious task that through regular on-going practice offers to individuals and groups a creation of their own understanding and experiential world.
In the trainings we are working on awareness of the body, mind and emotions, on power and softness of movements, flow and the usage of the energy and on focusing the attention and awareness. We are providing participants with a set of tools for improvisation that they can implement in their own creations and in daily life.
Who are the participants Fico training?
Participants are people from various backgrounds - professionals & non-professionals: dancers, students, artists, producers, pedagogues, lawyers, economists, software designers, CEO's, journalists, students, unemployed... Minimum age is 20 years. No previous experience is necessary, but curiosity, will and endurance.
"We will train our body, mind and spirit through dance." Goran Bogdanovski
Fičo training - workshop
in Munich (d) 2011
One moment from Fičo training -
working with weight - Ljubljana 2010
Through Fičo trainings we works in the field of
Improvisation, Being present, Self and Group consciousness, Group Dynamic and specially Artistic Creations.
List of some topics - principles-tools for improvisation:
*Breathing as carrier of the awareness
*Energy activation and working within flow of the energy
*Opening of the senses and trusting self and the contact
*Dancing the impossibilities
*Basic movement qualities - 3Q
(spiral-architectural, off balance-balance, travel-on the spot)
*Movement improvisation tools - Forsythe (tracing, writing ...)
*Animal Qualities as starting point of Dance
*Using own habits for Creation
*Movement & Active imagination Composition
*Totality of Actions
*Instant composition and inner chemistry
*Dancing sound & music
*Basic Duet Improvisation Tools (for Time, Space, Quality and Composition)
*Reaction Time in duets and Expectations of the mind
*Obstacles as a quality playground
*Opposites and dancing the Edge
(impuls-impact, fast-slow, maximum-minimum, isolation-whole body, finished-unfinished, hard-soft, continued-fragmented, diagonal-same side, deliberately-accidental, attack-withdrawal, horizontal-vertical, natural-artificial, ...)
*Basic Contact Improvisation Tools
(touch, push-pull, brush, 3 centers, working with weight, invitation, acceptance up side down, I want you here-because of that, instant composition... )
*Network without a leader & Systems within network
*Various Group improvisation Tools
*Acting tools of Micheal Checkov for dancers
Fičo training - Contact Jam
in Ljubljana 2012