© Dominik Mentzos
Mon 05.06.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 06.06.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 07.06.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mon 12.06.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tue 13.06.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wed 14.06.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 15.06.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 16.06.2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Probebühne 3
60316 Frankfurt am Main
Sentient Method is designed for the body to dance, starting from sensations rather than form. It offers a framework that improves coordination, dexterity and creativity. The class is guided by a series of layered instructions that stimulate cognitive and physical awareness. At the heart of the method, improvisation and exploration allows each participant to empower themselves.
“TO DANCE IS TO ORGANISE SENSATION, REGARDLESS OF FORM.” - Cyril Baldy
Sentient Method is an ever evolving practice created and developed by choreographer and dancer Cyril Baldy. It offers adaptable physical frameworks based on a synthesis of physical principles rooted in various dance forms.
Based on a deep listening to and awareness of the scope of physical sensations Sentient Method relies on 3 fundamentals.
Move Ease Follow
Put together, these fundamentals can help to reveal undiscovered dances already contained in us. https://www.cyrilbaldy.com/
What makes this class a professional level training for you?
"A class where professional dancers come to get ready of their day of work. I aim to bring about change to the person's movement and presence while dancing. I often notice that the material feeding dancing and choreography is habitual, especially when it comes to improvisation. It usually relies on forms or predetermined ways of doing, which repeats itself."
Is this an improvisation class, a class where we learn phrases/choreography, or both?
"This is a guided improvisation class. 1 hour of guided improvisation, 15 minutes of unguided improvisation, and 15 minutes of discussion."
Born in France, he studied ballet in Paris at The Conservatoire National Supérieur.
As a dancer he worked with the Jeune Ballet de France, Nederland Dans Theatre II, Nederland Dans Theatre I and Frankfurt Ballet before The Forsythe Company from 2005 to 2014. In 2014, he became a freelancer, taking on the role of dancer, choreographer, educator, rehearsal director and stager for William Forsythe.