Oct
7
to Oct 8

Movement Play Workshop with Benjamin Joon & Maria Foncesa

TrybeHK is excited to host Benjamin Joon and Maria Foncesa, two contemporary movement teachers from Berlin!

How can we transform fighting into a playful practice for personal growth? How can we integrate loving kindness, compassion, joy and inner peace into our physical communication?

MOVEMENT PLAY develops your capability and creativity with movement games, playfighting and contemporary meditation practice. The integral concept combines physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual aspects.

Who is this workshop for? If you enjoy and practise acroyoga, contact improvisation, dance, yoga, meditation, and martial arts, you will definitely benefit from this! Movement teachers and practisioners will benefit as the focus is both on physical movement and contemporary meditation practices.

PLAY.

nothing creates deeper experiences and develops your potential better than smart and joyful games.

FIGHT.

Experience the transformation of fighting into dancing and embody the qualities of a peaceful warrior: benevolence, equanimity, joy and compassion.

BE STILL.

A contemporary meditation practice in movement and silence supports your abilities of deep listening and observation.

 

CONTENT

  • Meditation Practice
  • Basic Mobility Practice "Animal Locomotion"
  • Simple patterns & basic principles from soft martial arts
  • Basic principles of contact improvisation
  • Sparring Games
  • Play Fighting
  • Tools for Improvisation

 

Saturday Oct 7, 2017 : 2.30 - 5.30pm

Sunday Oct 8, 2017, 2.30 - 5.30pm

 

Tickets:

EARLY BIRD UNTIL AUGUST 31th, 2017 : http://bit.ly/trybemovtplaytickets

  • Saturday Oct 7: HKD 650
  • Sunday Oct 8: HKD 650
  • Both days: HKD 1100

 

TEACHERS

Benjamin Joon lives in Berlin and teaches his integral movement and communication workshops in europe and asia.

He practiced the principles and techniques of Kickboxing, Qi Gong and Jiu Jitsu since his childhood. Other influences are coming from diverse meditation practices, buddhist philosophy and psychology, neuroscience, Fighting Monkey practice and Contact Improvisation. "We are never to old to play - we lose our juvenility and the chance to develop our unlimited capability when we stop playing smart games.“ - Benjamin Joon

Maria Foncesa is a Portuguese dancer and creator. She graduated from London Studio Centre, BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance where she developed a dissertation about Spirituality & Dance, a subject that interests her deeply. "I like to feel like an open canvas, able to embody and express freely with other artists that seek going beyond their limits." - Maria Fonseca

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Apr
1
to Apr 2

Movement Archery & Zen Acrobatics

TRYBE is excited to bring Tom to Hong Kong on April 1-2, 2017! 

For everyone with a desire to learn, from movement lovers to yogis, dancers to martial artists, everyone can benefit from learning Tom's practice of risk management and freedom in movement.

This 2 day workshop will consist of 4 parts:

Warm-up + Floorwork + Archery + Zen Acrobatics

Part 1 - Warm-up

Tom’s concept of warm-up is based on the mover’s need to tune into a clear and subtle quality before their practice and execution. The routine Tom follows and teaches is inspired by concepts of Chaya (Shadow) Yoga and particularly the “Balakarma” series (stepping into strength), and other forms of soft martial arts.

The warm-up routine emphasizes the opening of the darkest parts of our bodies - our legs, which are also the most distant from our eyes. Demanding postures alongside gentle flow with circular motions and spirals will be introduced in order to provide better awareness of the lower parts. The second principle Tom wishes to unfold is preparations (or introduction) to low movement while maintaining the gentle functions of the wrists and neck as tools for balance, sensing the space and organically digesting physical information - internal and external.

Part 2 - Floorwork

Tom’s technique of floor work serves as a “risk management” mechanism which ultimately, leads to freedom in a much larger scale than usually experienced by performers of a single discipline. Tom introduces dynamics of falling, rolling, collapsing, flipping and melting down in order to reduce and eventually eliminate the type of actions we usually refer to as “failure” in dance, athletics and martial arts.

The practice is composed both of simple, almost “daily” actions, alongside “complicated” acrobatic risks without distinguishing between them or judging what’s important and unimportant. This approach allows a blend of influences from the Animal Kingdom, Capoeira, Tae Kwon Do, Parkour and Bboying to fall effortlessly into an empty category of functional motions.

Part 3 - Archery

The “Archery” practice is Tom’s sincere attempt to create a practice of movement which lies in the space between fight and gestures-free expression. The practice can be executed with two movers and up, and involves the development of both circular and sharp reactions which leads to high levels of awareness and a fluent - “tactical” mind. The movers will go through different forms of “games” which can wear strict rules and objectives or just a physical play of examining and interacting - a play we are all familiar with but tend to lose during our mature life in modern society.
Upon practicing Archery one can feel either like he or she is involved in a very skillful combat or in a tango dance full of risks and traps. It is important to note that the name “Archery” ultimately holds nothing behind it as it constantly changes and flows into the shape the practitioners make up according to their needs and passions.

Part 4 - Zen Acrobatics

Tom's approach for acrobatics training has developed from the urge to look for freedom in movement.

The main goal is to find a movement quality that supports simple actions like walking and running, as well as acrobatic feats without a difference in effort or muscular usage.
In order to do this, Tom searches for high levels of awareness and precision so the body can react quickly to the changes in skeletal stress, and to maintain flow without unnecessary tension.
In classical acrobatic disciplines – Preparation, Climax and Landing are being treated as completely different aspects while usually one is more important than the other.

In "Zen Acrobatics" the practitioner aspires to transform all 3 stages into one motion that can ultimately connect to any other type of movement. Sounds of take-offs and landings, Placement of Eye-Focus and Optimal breath for each element are all being covered aside from the Anatomical Instructions and Basic Conditioning.

The acrobatic training allows the mover to tune into a "mind-quality" which is usually present only in Extreme Sports or Full – Contact Sports. The mover becomes animalistic and functional, and while attempting complicated feats he turns on "survival instincts" which allows him to reflect on his movement from an entirely different point of view.

DATES: 

April 1-2, 2017

10am to 5pm both days (1 hour break for lunch). 

Total: 12 hours of instruction and practice!

VENUE:

TRYBE, Unit 209-210, 2 Heung Yip Road, One Island South, Wong Chuk Hang

FEE:

Early Bird : HKD 1700/ day. 

For 2 days: HKD 3100

Early Bird ends: March 16th. After March 16th: HKD 1900/day

For 2 days: HKD 3500

Tickets here: bit.ly/tomwekslerhk

ABOUT TOM

Tom has been practicing Capoeira, Martial Arts and different forms of acrobatic disciplines from a young age. Tom graduated in 2009 from “The Workshop For Dancers and Choreographers in Haifa”. Since 2010, Tom has been dancing with “Inbal Pinto and Avshallom Pollak Dance Company” and performed with the company’s productions in many theatres and festivals around the world. Tom is currently performing around the world the performance “Collective Loss Of Memory” - choreographed by “Rootlessroot” (Jozef Fruček and Linda Kapetnea) and produced by “Dot504”. In 2014 Tom Created the Duet "SARU' in collaboration with Mayumu Minakawa and performed it in various theatres around the world.

Tom's movement workshops took place at Studios, Dojos and Festival around the world including:
Suzanne Dellal Center (Israel), Sandciel School for Circus Arts (Yakum, Israel) The place (London,UK), AFUK (Copenhagen, Denmark), Architanz (Tokyo, Japan), Kyoto International Dance Festival (Kyoto, Japan), Athletic Playground (Berkley, CA, USA), Electric Fish (Boston, Ma, USA), DanzCorp (Guadelajara, Mexico),Dance Center Culiacan (Culiacan, Mexico), Arnhemse Meisjes (Arnhem, Netherlands),N.W.N.S Academy (Bratislava, Slovakia), Yizong Bagua Martial Arts (Cologne, Germany), Potsdamer Tanztage (Potsdam, Germany), Flow Movement/Apex Movement (Boulder, Colorado, USA), Danse Oree de Bois (Montreal, Canada), Tu A Teraz (Zillina, Slovakia) and many more.


NOT A WORKSHOP TO BE MISSED! For questions, please email: move@trybehk.com

 

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Jan
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Trybe Tumbling 101

Moving to the next progression after our highly successful movement & acrobatic floorwork workshop in December! Learn the basics of tumbling in a small, highly personalized setting.

John and Kay Kay are very excited to lead these two workshops and teach YOU how to progress from basics to advanced acro & tumbling techniques. We will go the pace of the group and ensure that everyone walks away with a new trick up their sleeve.

Get ready to flip, slide, tumble, roll, and fly!

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Time: 7pm-9pm
Venue: Crossfit 852, 9 Li Yuen East Central
Cost: HK$400 (Limited to 16 spots only)

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/TrybeTumbling101

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Jan
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Gymnastic Rings

Conquer the rings! Suitable for those with basic ring skills (must be able to perform a ring pull up), this 2-hour workshop will get you on the rings, learning how to perform muscle ups and other moves. 

We will break down rings movement to grasp muscle control with proper form and technique, by the end of the workshop you will gain confidence, new skills and progressions on the rings.

Date: Sat 7th January 2017
Time: 4pm-6pm
Venue: Aerial Arts Academy, 3F 55 Queens Road Central
Cost: HK$400 + HK$8 eventbee fee (Limited to 12 spots only)
Pre-requisite: Must be able to perform a ring pull up
Sign Up: http://bit.ly/trybeHKrings

Short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-FKClosg3k 

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Dec
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Movement & Acrobatic Floorwork; By TrybeHK

Floorwork is a fantastic way to build mobility, power, and control of your own body. We will provide a variety of progressions and skills that give you the ability to explore jumping and landing, falling and rolling, slides and flips, all in a fun supportive environment.

We move through an easy group warm up and gradually increase the complexity to overcome common fears. Participants will learn fundamental exercises and sequences to practice and develop on their own.

Beginner skill work will include concepts behind jumping and landing, falling and transferring momentum.  In addition, we will cover rolling, barrel jumps, macaco, cartwheel variations, and more!

Suitable for all levels. Recommended attire : long pants.

 

Tuesday Wednesday December 7th : 7pm - 9pm

Location: Optimum Performance Studio, Central

Tickets: http://bit.ly/TrybeHKMove

Max participants: 20

Price: HKD 400

 

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

John's Handstand Workshop; The Basics

John is preparing a handstand workshop for a small group! There are 2 times slots : 6.30pm - 7.30pm and 7.30pm - 8.30pm. 

Please email John at john@trybehk.com or reach out to him on Instagram to save your spot and get the location! #secrethandstandworkshop

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMvfn7LBBkR/


Who is it for?
- if you have never done a handstand before
 

What will you learn?
- How to build the right strength for a handstand
- Basic conditioning (including flexibility)
- How to get into a handstand (kick up)
- How to fall/ get out of a handstand safely
- The Skills you need to keep practicing at home

Don't expect
- Don't expect to get it right away
- Don't expect it to be easy and
don't expect it to be boring!! 

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