Chunky Move movement class two: Lauren Drago at the Australian Ballet Production Centre 

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- [Lauren] Hi. My name is Lauren Drago. On behalf of Chunky Move. I welcome you to Movement Class number two. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners on whose unceded lands this film was created. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This class is intended to be experienced both as a participant, and as a spectator. There'll be parts of the video that follow a class format, and other sections that are more performative and intended to be engaged with, in a less prescriptive way. Let's begin. Dropping your head to one side in a big circle around, allowing some movement with the rest of your body. And other way. Allowing your neck to be as loose as possible. And then starting to snake your head. And as you practice these, start to bend into your legs a little more. Dip your head a little bit lower. Adding in an arm, I'm gonna unfold it up to the ceiling. Still snaking with the head, working through your spine a little more now. And then changing it so that your arm is swiping to the front. Moving a little faster. And then unfolding one arm to the floor, stretching your arms to the ceiling. And other side. Stretching out your waist, allowing your head to drop down heavy. And then dropping your arm to the back, to the front, all the way around. One more time, this arm. And the other side. Last one. And pushing through your hips forwards, backwards. Again. Adding in your chin, lifting up, lowering down. Body roll to the back two times. Lift your arms up high, release your chest to the ceiling. Stack your spine to stand. The other side. Heading the chin a little bigger now. Body rolling backwards two times. Lifting the arms, high release your chest to the ceiling rolling up through your spine. Contracting, lifting your arms to the ceiling high release your chest to the sky. And one more time. Contracting. Arms lift up, chest shines to the sky. Reaching the arms diving forwards and down. Allowing your head to be heavy. Stacking your spine barn by barn. And repeating one more time with the dive. Stacking your spine from the lower back, middle, and upper. And allowing your chest to shine forward as you bend into your thighs, tuck your chin as you stack your spine, adding in your arms. Shaking it out a little and then starting to prance, putting weight onto one foot the other foot. And then start jumping up and down, working through the balls of your feet, allowing your heels to come down last. Ski your feet side to side. And then shake it out. Rolling down with a shake, coming up, down, and standing back up. Shake your wrists. Get the blood pumping around your body. And finding the white eon between both feet. And catch your breath. Rolling your wrists around, bring them in front, opening your arms wide. Other way. And we are gonna swone our arms. You are lifting from the elbows, creating some space onto your armpits and then bringing the arms back down. You start to feel some tension in your arms as you speed up this movement. Softer movement lifting the arms to the ceiling folding at the elbows, allowing the hands to trickle down in the front part of your body. And again like that. And then we are gonna work with some touch. So inspecting your hands. Taking your time starting to move your hands through the space. Moving and leading from the elbow. And starting to trace your arm and then folding your hand to the side, repeat the other way. And then bending at the knees as you trace this time. Working through your spine as you stand tall. Lifting your arms up, and tracing from your wrist and down your arm to your rib cage. Starting to unfold your arm, and push your forearm with the other hand, direct it and tell it where to go. And tracing your body gently, using your head to explore the space. And your arms. And gently starting to walk around, and looking around. And then we are gonna windmill the arms in a moment swapping the right, the left, right, left, right. Big circle, smaller circles. Smaller circles. Keep your elbows in by your ribcage. Collar bone's proud to the front. And stepping side to side, rebounding up with the body, adding your arms in, out and in, out and in. And head isolations. Looking to the side, up, side and down. Side, up. Side and down. Speeding it up. Sharp with your eyes. And some foot work. Out, behind, forward. Out, behind, forward. Getting used to this pattern with your feet. Hands on the hips to keep them still. We are gonna add the head in. Looking up, to the side. Looking down. And to the side. Being really precise with where your eyes are looking. Faster with the footwork. A little slower to practice. And then just coming back to the space that you are in. Maybe lifting your arms, swaying your hips side to side. Rolling the shoulders. Swimming the arms forward, pushing your fingertips through the air. Retracting your shoulder blades, drawing your elbows back. And then reaching your arms forward shoulder blades draw together. And then they widen as you reach your arms in front. With that same feeling we are gonna start to rebound the arms forward as we snap our hands in front of our shoulders. And stepping side to side, swaying the hips a few times. Bring your level down, bringing your level up. And forwards backwards with the hips, unfolding the arms, rolling up through the spine, and repeating another time. A little faster. Posing, stretching your arm to the ceiling, hands in front of the chest. Reaching the right arm out, left arm up, hands to the chest. And repeat. Side, up, chest, and stand. And slow with the roll, stacking the spine. Find the difference between that smooth roll of the arms, and the strength in your arms as you pose. Try it faster. And then swing side to side, lifting the arms, bringing them down. Rolling the hips, warming up your lower spine, hands soft with the arms and hands. You unfold, you hold for one count, point to the front, snap it in. Strengthen your arms as you speed up the movement. Being as precise as you can. And changing the poses now. Hands on the hips, hands on the head. Elbows wide. Arms lift up. On the hips, and head, and wide, and down. And adding the point. Once you get a hang of these positions, you can move a little faster through them. Exploring your own poses. Whatever feels comfortable in your body. And exploring the space. And rolling the shoulders. Circling around yourself. You can take this time to explore some of the movements that we've practiced in class. Like the arm circles. Like the wrist rolls. Like the lift of the arm with the hands trickling down. And then you can start to walk around the space that we are in. Starting to add in your arms. ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪

- [Lauren] And bringing back in some poses. ♪ And push on maybe we ♪

- [Lauren] Once again, finding positions that feel comfortable in your body. ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪

- [Lauren] Thinking a little more fluid with your movement. ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪

- [Lauren] And really start to explore. ♪ Where are we off to now ♪ ♪ And push ♪ ♪ Wearing all the doubt ♪ ♪ I am here to listen ♪ ♪ But I can't point it out ♪ ♪ See you in myself ♪ ♪ More than you could tell ♪ ♪ I've had it up to here ♪ ♪ And I've barely stepped out ♪ ♪ Where are we off to now ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ Where are we off to now ♪ ♪ And push ♪ ♪ Wearing all the doubt ♪ ♪ I am here to listen ♪ ♪ But I can't point it out ♪ ♪ See you in myself ♪ ♪ More than I could tell ♪ ♪ I've had it up to here ♪ ♪ And I've barely stepped out ♪ ♪ Where are we off to now ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪ ♪ And push on maybe we ♪

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