Chunky Move movement class three: Ngioka Bunda-Heath at Flowers Vasette
Hi, my name is Ngioka Bunda-Heath. On behalf of Chunky Move, I welcome you to movement class number three. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, on whose unceded lands this film was created. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This class is intended to be experienced both as a participant and as a spectator. There will 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. Draw a circle with the top of your head, moving slowly. Allow the body to move with you, drawing a bigger circle. Draw a circle with your shoulders, forward and back. Other way, back and forth. Draw a circle using your elbows, forward and back. Other way, back and forth. Draw a circle using your whole arms, forward and back. Other way, back and forward. Now draw two circles, one arm moving in one direction, the other arm moving in the other direction. How fast can you do it? Change. One arm moving forward, one arm moving back. Speed it up. Circle your wrist. Other direction. Hands on your hips and draw a circle. Starting with the hips, but using your whole body. Other way. Draw a circle with your ankle, using your toes. Other way. Grab hold of your ankle behind your body and stretch. Flex your toe in front of you and hug. Stretch. Other leg. Draws circles with your other ankle and your toes. Other way. Grab hold behind your body and stretch. Bring your foot forward, place it in front of you, toes to the sky, stretch. Clasp your hands above your head and stretch up high to the sky. Clasp your hands behind your body, and contract bending your knees. Repeat. Now let's move one limb at a time. Try not to use any other part of your body, just the one limb. Can you move it up and down, side to side, on the diagonals? Think of your space. Can you balance? If only one limb is moving, how does your body react? What are your limitations? I'm going to teach you a waltzing phrase. Step forward down, up, up, down, up, up, to the side, up, up, to the side. Up, up, swing your leg forward, back, forward. Change legs, forward, back, forward. Change legs, swing your leg in and out, in and out, in and up. Arm over, down over and hinds kick. Repeat. Down, up, up, down, up, up. To the side, up, up. To the side, up, up. Swing forward, back. Forward, change legs. Forwards, back. Forward, change legs, swing in and out, in and out, in and up, over, down, over, hinds kick. Now start to improvise your own waltz. Let's cool down and stretch. Circle your arms up to the sky. Grab your wrist above your head and stretch to one side. Come back to center. Switch your wrist and stretch to the other side. Come back to center. Circling out to the side, up to the sky. Stretch, change, stretch, release. Twist, facing the back, hold and twist, facing the back and hold. Bring your arms at either side of you and fall over to the side. Catch yourself with a big hug in the center. Bending your knees, hands out to either side, fall over. Catch yourself in the center with a big hug, bending your knees. Circle and repeat. Tilt, hug. Tilt, hug. Big circle back. Clasp your hands and reach up to the sky above your head. Stretch and drop. Clasp your hands above your head and stretch. And drop. And shake your hands, you can be quite vigorous here. Up to the sky, out in front and down to the floor. Up to the sky, out in front, down to the floor, release hands out and breathe. Last time. Bring your hands to your heart center. Center yourself and breathe.