Volume I: Principles & Floor Warm Up
This volume includes bounces and loops (for discovering the body’s center), contraction and decontraction, rhythm and pulse, fourth position, creases and boomerangs, rocking the pelvis, figure eights, arching, psoas stretch, leg lifts, chalkline, and more.It also includes historical and contemporary footage and narration.
Volume II: Movement Patterns & Aesthetic Applications.
Gives viewers the rare opportunity to share a master class with Erick Hawkins as he teaches, rehearses and dances with his company. Although following a form that is related to ballet and modern dance, Hawkins’ focus on mental attitude and emphasis sets his approach apart from any other dance technique.
This volume explores pliés, tendues, weight shifts, tassel arms, and movement combinations. Constantly emphasizing the body/mind connection, company members demonstrate each principle with simple exercises that develop into full choreographic phrases. It also includes historical and contemporary footage and narration.