The Art of Falling

MOVE The Art of Falling Class

Understand falling as a form of creative expression and possibility

What will you learn?

The class covers:

1. How to fall practically, and creatively

In this class we learn how to fall, in ways that are first practical, and then creative. The act of dissipating the fear of falling and exploring a variety of ways to fall stack upon each other to enable an endless adventure into creative possibility.

2. Entering and exiting the floor smoothly

Those new to floorwork and falling will be able to learn, step-by-step, how to enter and exit the floor smoothly and safely while building strength and mobility.

3. Expanding your boundaries, discovering new applications

As all exercises in this class are scalable, more advanced movers will find challenges and tasks to that expand the boundaries and discover new applications of the foundational techniques that they have learned.

MOVE The Art of Falling Class

Photo by Bernie Ng. From Ignoramus, performed at the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2018.

Why learn the art of falling?

1. For safety

Learn how to protect yourself from falls, which are inevitable in life.

2. Discover the freedom that being able to fall provides

If you can fall, there is much less that you have to fear. That brings you freedom.

Class details

  • Who can attend: Open to all participants aged 14 and up. It will be particularly useful for those interested in building a foundation and safety net for learning floorwork and acrobatics.
  • Time: Every Wednesday, 6.30pm to 8pm (GMT+8)
  • Location: Online live-stream, via the Zoom app
  • Price: $15 per class

About Coach Wei-An

MOVE Team - Wei-An

Photo by Nicholas Chung

Wei-An has spent his whole life falling down; it’s a by-product of systemic over-reach, thinking he can do more than he actually can, whether that meant trying to spin on his head or backflip before he was ready, or learning to snowboard on his own. And though he may not be the best at those activities, he’s become quite good at falling. He has, in fact, built his contemporary practice around his love-hate relationship with gravity, and the connections this relationship has with the psychological state of flow.

Recently, Wei-An has created both solo and group works that have been performed in Malaysia, Singapore, Northern Ireland, Canada, and South Korea. And since 2017, he has been organising Paradigm Shift, an annual event that brings together contemporary and street dancers in an experimental jam and competition, which aims to discover the creative possibilities that arise when these dance forms interact.

Follow him on Instagram (Personal), Instagram (Dance)Facebook and Website.

Wei-An offers private coaching sessions that can be tailored to your needs

Interested? Contact us to find out more

Testimonials

The Art of Falling class helped me. Apparently the brakes on the bike are on opposite sides in Europe, so when I was going down slope I hit the wrong brake and my bike toppled. Don’t really remember what happened after that, but I only have bruises on my palms and a little bit on my knees, no cuts or anything!”

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