November 17: Intro Workshop 1


  • The body, as a whole intelligent organism, is the focal point and the departure for learning.
  • Pivotal for this training is movement research, exploring sensorial perception, self development and applied somatic in performance.
  • ELAP approaches composition from the body systems that have their own unique manifestation and organization of space and time.
  • It offers the opportunity to study instant composition as a performance skill and a way to navigate in life.
  • ELAP is an uncovering process unlike mainstream dance practices.
  • Imagination is rooted in the body supporting and feeding the 3 pillars: embodied practice – creative process – performative body. 
  • The pedagogical approach is facilitating a context for students to be autonomous and own their own process.
  • This program is a lens through which to look at ones growth, the dance practice is used as a way to get in contact with ones deep nature and observe patterns in order to stimulate a dialogue between art practice and life, supporting a process of integration.


November 17 – 11:00-17:00
Introduction Workshop 1
Topic: Pelvis and Psoas.
The pelvis is the main engine of our movement: the understanding of its anatomy and functions is crucial for generating and sustaining movement as well as presence. The iliopsoas muscle plays a vital role, influencing our physical and emotional body.

Initiators and Teachers: Marisa Grande and Iris van Peppen
Location: Studio 3 Utrecht
Single workshop € 60,-