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ELEVATOR STYLE versus BUNGEE JUMPING STYLE

ELEVATOR STYLE versus BUNGEE JUMPING STYLE

ELEVATOR STYLE versus BUNGEE JUMPING STYLE
In the video demonstration I present two different styles of moving. Images here are to help the explanation and understanding:
– Bungee-Elevator
– Throwing the ball and letting it fly or Carrying the ball through space”
– Riding the bicycle, pedaling and breaking at the same time versus using the logic of down/uphill.
Both styles are presented in light, playful, not stressy/pushy manner.

Video description:
Entrance
3 moves Elevator, 3 moves Bungee
1:07-1:35 Carrying the ball
1:39-2:17 Throwing the ball
Exit

Elevator style appears more constant in many parameters (like emotion, speed, contraction and release, it appears more academic/deliberate), Bungee is playing more scales ( like excitement, dynamic curve, tension and letting go, it appears more whatever/chaotic).

Claims:
– Dancers and movers are more often employing Elevator then Bungee. This preference or proportional difference has many reasons (like social conventions or lack of skillfulness).
– From my experience Bungee or Throwing the ball is rarely studied methodically and in depth and therefore it is poorly incorporated(I use the word incorporated deliberately).

From looking at the single moves on the video it is easy and accessible to everyone to detect the difference between two styles. But it is very complex to be able to incorporate and physically perform them. Especially in the instant composition (improvisation) as you see at the end of the video.

P.S1. I’m not so happy with the end part, but I’m always posting a glimpse of the process not a perfect product. My Trampoline videos and The Burn, Twitch, Scare, Sneeze videos can help on the study way towards Bungee or Throwing the ball.

P.S2. My first and very consequent study of presented ideas was the modern dance technique of Jose Limon(that was developed in continuation of Doris Humphrey’s work on fall and recovery) in dance university in Bratislava. It was transmitted to me and properly taught by my teacher Miroslava Kovarova (thank you very much for your teaching).