About

WORKSHOP ON BIOMECHANICS

Patterned Movement is the term referring to the sets of the elementary moves: breathing, crawling, standing, walking, running, and jumping. Those are foundational and critical for the execution of complex motor tasks; however, the significance of the basic tends to be neglected as techniques are mastered to be used and performed at professional levels. Technically speaking, respiratory regulation, postural control, and contralateral movements are the notions that specify the essential principles of the biomechanics of human movements, which regulate and sustain the body in a concerted manner.

The workshop that took place at ARTWEEN STUDIO in Seoul, S.Korea on July 7, 2019, was to remind experienced performing artists <bboys, contemporary dancers, mime artists> of the fundamentals of movements, universal to the human body, regardless of style and discipline.

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/Recommended readings

Homeostasis
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/high-school-biology/hs-human-body-systems/hs-body-structure-and-homeostasis/a/homeostasis

1.5 Homeostasis

Respiration

Respiration Control

Neural Control of Ventilation

22.3 The Process of Breathing


https://drlaurenkeller.com/blog/understanding-the-different-breathing-options

Muscles System/ Musculoskeletal system
https://www.britannica.com/science/human-muscle-system
https://study.com/academy/lesson/how-motor-unit-summation-develops-muscle-tension.html#lesson
https://www.elitefts.com/education/muscle-fiber-types-and-training/
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/12254-musculoskeletal-system-normal-structure–function

Reflexes

Muscle Stretch Reflex

Reflexes


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK396/

Foot Movement & Elastic recoil
https://www.physio-pedia.com/Foot_and_Ankle_Structure_and_Function
https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/ajpregu.2000.278.6.r1661
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100212092304.htm
https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1924-what-levers-does-your-body-use
https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.10371

Landing Mechanics
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3017488/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3867087/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26067428

Movement System
https://www.britannica.com/science/human-nervous-system/Movement
https://www.coursera.org/lecture/neurobiology/introduction-to-voluntary-movement-Coafz

 

The Aesthetics of Volitional Movements and its creation process at the BAU Institute in S.Korea, 2019

The AESTHETICS OF VOLITIONAL MOVEMENTS: the duet version of <FREE FLOW: physicality toward musicality> performed with Nelly Hakkarainen at Gwangju Fringe Festival in July 2019, created at the BAU Institute in S.Korea from June to July 2019

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Brief Description: The dance piece that depicts two individuals with contrasting movement qualities, moving freely in a harmonious and respectful manner that builds a creative community for both of them

https://n.news.naver.com/article/277/0004496518

BAU INSTITUTE

The passage leading to the BAU Institute where is a new research base for ecologically sustainable practices, located in Younggwang, Jeollanamdo, S.Korea

Nelly Hakkarainen at the BAU Institute in S.Korea, June 2019(1)Respiration: Inspiration (expansion for energy production) & Expiration (compression/ relaxation for the expulsion of the by-products of carbon oxidation)
(2)How respiration regulates and initiates all types of the physical movements of the body
(3)Respiration: the origin of the rhythmicality of human movement
(4)The uniqueness of the individual body: the physical characteristics and the peculiarities within itself, in which to generate personal requirements physiologically and psychologically
(5)The restoration of the inherent respiratory flow of the individual body for promoting freedom of movement
(6)Dance as the most explicit form of artistic expression toward the total freedom of the individual body

Nelly Hakkarainen- Wooguru Kw at Gwangju Fringe Festival 2019

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FREE FLOW: physicality toward musicality at Tanssille in Helsinki on April 18, 2019

http://tanssille.net/tapahtuma/naytetunti-nykytanssi-wooguru-kw

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<FREE FLOW: physicality toward musicality> is a new contemporary dance technique focused on biomechanics for the attainment of the total freedom of the individual body and its integrity. The technical emphasis is on the basis of jumping techniques used for facilitating a comprehensive understanding of the following subjects: the postural neutrality to foster the natural respiratory flow of one’s body, the releasing techniques to improve the forefoot movements as the base of support, the explosive techniques initiated by the abdominal breathing, and the landing mechanism to convert impact force into the kinetic energy for subsequent moves.

Wooguru Kw is a choreographer and a movement analyst. Free Flow: physicality toward musicality is an educational method developed from and named after his authentic style, which has been presented and conducted in the symposium of the German Association for Dance Science 2018, Seoul Dance Center 2016-2017, and the Free Flow Education Project connecting the Baltics to South Korea 2015-2018. His dance works have been invited from Tanztage Berlin 2014, Moving Poets Festival Berlin(DE) – Charlotte(US) 2013-2015, Urban Poetry in Riga 2015, Movement Research A.I.R in NY 2012, and so on.

 

Creative Dance Class for Children [FREE FLOW: physicality toward musicality]

Creative Dance Class for Children [FREE FLOW: physicality toward musicality]
led by Nelly Hakkarainen & Wooguru Kw

1- Description of the Creative Dance Class for Children
The human body is to sustain itself spontaneously with its continual movements for the natural development of its physical characteristics and inherent peculiarities, in which to distinguish itself from the others. This continuation of physical movements initiates the growth process toward the actualization of the potentialities within the individual body. Thereby, promoting the spontaneous and volitional movements for addressing individual requirements in the social context is the emphasis of the creative dance class for children, established upon the biomechanics of the human body.

2 – Subjects designed regarding the order of the growth process from physical to cognitive abilities
1- Animal locomotion for the improvement of motor skill and overall physicality
2- Physical interpretation of the stimulatory sound and music
3- Creating one’s moves with various imaginary instruments
4- Playing creative and inclusive games in promoting sociability

3 – FREE FLOW: physicality toward musicality is the new physical/ training method focused on biomechanics for the attainment of the total freedom of the individual body and its integrity. Its educational project has been conducted in Latvia, Lithuania, and South Korea since 2016, and also has been presented at the GTF symposium 2018 [German Association for Dance Science] at Karlsruhe tech institute in Germany, the colloquium 2017 of the research base of the Buddhist thought at Wonkwang Univ. in South Korea, and the seminar 2017 of the Lithuanian Association for Quality Management and Innovation at Vilnius Univ. in Lithuania.

4 – Brief introduction of the conductors
Nelly Hakkarainen is a dancer, a choreographer, and a dance educator. She has been working in the dance education field since 2012 and also has established her career as a dancer and choreographer in Berlin, Germany in collaboration with a variety of international dance productions. She is a certified Pilates trainer and currently studies in the faculty of art research at the University of Helsinki.
Wooguru Kw is a dancer, a choreographer, and a movement analyst, developing the new physical education/ training method called “FREE FLOW: physicality toward musicality” which is named after his authentic style of dancing. His dance works and educational project have been performed and conducted in various countries. Currently, he is based in Helsinki, Finland and focuses on writing a book regarding his educational method.

3.The Bio of Wooguru Kw & Contact Info.

Wooguru Kw is a dancer, a choreographer, and a movement analyst, developing a new physical education/ training method focused on biomechanics, called “FREE FLOW: physicality toward musicality” which is for the actualization of the total freedom of the individual body and its integrity by maximizing the physiological rhythmicality and musicality, in which the body continuously generates with its spontaneous movements.

His method has been presented in the GTF symposium 2018: German Association for Dance Science at the Karlsruhe Tech Institute, the seminar of the Lithuanian Association for Quality Management and Innovation in 2018 at Vilnius University, and the colloquium of the research base of the Won Buddhist Thought 2017 at Wonkwang University. Furthermore, his educational project focused on dance practice has been conducted in the geopolitical context of overcoming the fear of being oneself in the countries classified as buffer states; Latvia, Lithuania, and South Korea, and also in Germany, Norway, and Finland.

In the period between 2007 and 2011 in Seoul/ Korea, He began dancing on the street and established the basis of his authentic style upon the premise that the individual body is to move spontaneously for the attainment of its freedom of movement, derived from the radical questions on dance: What is dance? Why do humans dance? What is it to restrict freedom of movement?

In 2012, he moved to Berlin in Germany, which facilitated him to refine his movement language with support from various artists residencies in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, and the USA.

His dance work has been performed in Tanztage Berlin 2014, Moving Poets Berlin (DE) – Charlotte (US) 2013-2015 with Till Schmidt Rimpler: a former principal at a Dutch National Opera & North Carolina Theater, Urban Poetry in Riga/ Latvia in 2015, and so on.

Currently, he lives in Helsinki/ Finland with his wife and focuses on writing the book regarding his physical education/ training method, based on the analyses of the movements of the past participants in his project.

– Contact Info.

wooguru@gmail.com

+358 40 827 1970