“The right art is purposeless, aimless. The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede. What stands in your way is that you have a much too willful will. You think that what you do not do yourself does not happen.” – Eugen Herrigel
Movement Archery practice consists of 3 parts:
• Part 1 – Warm-up
• Part 2 – Technique (Floorwork and Zen Acrobatics)
• Part 3 – Archery/ Partnering
“The aim of this workshop is to allow space for personal research and introduce concepts and ideas which I find inspiring and enriching for my artistic works. The three topics of research are focused on self development, self expression and communication with others. Improvisation and personal composition of the participants will be also used as reflective and meditative frame of mixing the different ideas or to celebrate the merging of them together with the other participants. We will explore the concept of warm up through physical forms, meditation and breathing. We will go through acrobatic and floor-work techniques to understand what are the physical and mental principles which are beneficial and inspiring for our goals. What is the technique which serves our Freedom? We will introduce the difference between communicating with Reality and communicating with our own imaginations through partnering practice. All in all, we will keep a constant acknowledgement that all is subject to change and that we don’t know is much more than what we do know.”
Tom Weksler began practicing martial arts and various acrobatic disciplines at a young age. After graduating from The Workshop for Dancers And Choreographers in Haifa Israel in 2009, Tom went on to perform with the Israeli Opera and then with Inbal Pinto & Avshallom Pollak Dance Company. Since then he has collaborated with various choreographers, performing groups, festivals and theaters on top of teaching in dance schools, universities, circus schools, dojos and dance companies all over the world.