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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.
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.
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.
Learn how to protect yourself from falls, which are inevitable in life.
If you can fall, there is much less that you have to fear. That brings you freedom.
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.
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“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!”