#14 Up Side Down
I have been running regularly since the beginning of this year. The occasion was actually that I wanted to stay fit despite cancelled dance trainings. However, for me running is first and foremost simply a wonderful movement, a deeply human one. I like running as a practice, as a conversation with my body. How does my body want to run? What are the challenges, strategies, possibilities, solutions? How do the different parts of my body communicate with each other, and what does it have to do with breath? How does my body find flow, joy, freedom?
There are endless things to say and read about jogging. I will not elaborate on that here. Only this much: On the one hand, I am inspired by Chi Running, which is about acquiring a loose and natural running style, driven by a strong body center and a relaxed rest of the body. On the other hand, I find the differentiation between the "Gazelle" vs "Glider" very helpful. I'm definitely a gazelle. Are you?
So what happens when I take jogging to the gym? I started two 40 - minute trials. The challenge was that the studio is very small. I would probably move another research outside. Nevertheless, a few first gimmicks came out of it as well as the opening of a giant playing field! I would like to do a choreography one day, which consists only of running. With two dancers. I am already looking forward to that.
What I find particularly exciting about the videos is what you see about the run when you look at it "upside down". It gets such a weightlessness, an anti-gravity. Chris says something clever about this: "The question is whether this upside-down perspective is just an illusion? Or is there really this weightlessness, this lift, in our run?"