Xavier’s workshop seeks to promote a dialogue with the body and its relationship in space and time by using the body as a conscious instrument and as an architectural object, which has a memory and a story.
Xavier methodology promotes connections and awareness within and without the body by choice making, directed improvisation, task-based exploration, and composition. Like this creating space for the sensorial body to emerge and exist, by being creative, curious and alive.
LESSONS (Contemporary Ballet).
Xavier approaches his classes with principles of release technique, yoga, martial arts, and fletcher/pilates within the traditional dance technique.
The class focuses on the prevention of injuries and strengthening the central core of the body, like this developing internal connections, and preparing a neutral body ready for precise dancing.
It concentrates on the spine as a leading moving entity, on weight shifting, use of breath, proper alignment, balance, quality of structural form, coordination, and rhythm.
The exercises are build from simple to complex, by drawing circles, lines, spirals, and awareness of opposition energy, allowing those exercises to move and fall through space consciously, promoting lengthening in every movement.