Playfulness to incorporate Dance Styles & Techniques

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“A dance and speech on committing to the performances of our lives with the fearless authenticity of a child. ” [Filmed at TEDxMaastricht]

Performance: Joost Vrouenraets and Mami Izumi Music composition: Loran Delforge

Joost Vrouwenraets’ approach to movement combines martial arts (Kendo, traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and Wushu), ballet technique and contemporary dance. Each movement has a sustained flow and uses multiple ways of torque and twist. It requires strong practice of core, coordination and stamina. Flow, compact forms and gestures follow each other up in an irregular use of time. The kinaesthetic levels are determined by the practice of floor-work, standing motion, and acrobatics.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at



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