Workshop: Full Drop Into the Body by Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir 12.-13.10. in Helsinki


Islantilaisen koreografin Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttirin workshop Helsingissä 12.-13.10.2019. 


FULL DROP-  A practice grounded in bringing the psychological, emotional and physiological states of the body together

The workshops I conduct are an introduction to the sensation and state-oriented practice Full Drop. A practice which I’ve been developing since 2010 in relation to my choreographic works.

It focuses on deep myofascial release through visualization meditation and verbal dialoging aiming to guide participants towards a so called Full Drop into the body. Developing heightened inner listening and awareness of the multiple autonomous systems and rhythms of the body and how to able to be guided and moved by them and experience the various altered physical states that accommodate this type listening. By fully dropping into the body and entering a meditative space where time ceases to exist, conditions have been created to release self-manipulation and control and allow active intentions to empty out. Through new subjective sensorial experiences unravelling, what was formerly unconscious becomes conscious, increasing awareness of the current as well as immanent inner states of each person. While the practice itself is gentle the decision to let go of control and enter into the unknown, not yet discovered and subconscious parts of yourself is profound.

Working with and sharing a practice of de-conditioning which is in itself directly healing and holistic is a conscious political gesture. It was developed whilst creating a body of artistic works that address the mental, emotional and physical states of the citizens living within the current social political environment, and how that reality expresses itself in our matter. Combining ten years of research within the artistic field of dance and study of the Perceptive Pedagogy method of french osteopath Danis Bois. A unique practice and approach to body work within the field of dance has been developed and is there to be shared.


La klo 12-17
Su klo 13-18.30

Kulttuurikeskus Sähinä, Heikkiläntie 10, 00210 Helsinki (Lauttasaari)


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For the last 10 years Icelandic choreographer Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir has focused her professional research on physical doorways into physiological, psychological and emotional sub worlds association with myofascial release and beyond. Developing the sensation and state-oriented practice Full Drop. Through the research put into the practice she began the process of mapping out a new category of performative body language, ways of developing it further, and transferring this knowledge to others.

The working methods directly inform the theme of the artistic works, and extend beyond the limits of professionalism and performance making. The first artistic work created from this on going research was in 2013. Followed by an on going research into the method. Launched with the aim of creating working conditions which would make it possible for the group to dedicate a longer period of time to work in-depth on a specific artistic topic and develop the ambitious and detailed physiological language and performance practice necessary to convey it. She has performed her works at the Sophiensaele in Berlin since 2014 and toured internationally all of her performances, since 2010.

During 2015 she became the first artist in residence at the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. Creating her second commissioned work for the Cullberg Ballet in 2017, she additionally commenced an on going collaboration with philosophy Professor Susan Kozel at Malmö University in Sweden. Which is where phenomenology and artistic works and practice meet. She is one of 10 selected artists sharing the space to work and to create collaboratively the  ”Flutgraben Performance Series”  event in Berlin, during the period march 2019-february 2020.

She has taught her practice FULL DROP at the; MA program in choreography at the Theater Academy of the Uniarts in Helsinki, BA dance program at DOCH in Stockholm, BA choreography program of the Academy National di Danza in Rome, The Icelandic Dance company, Cullberg Ballet dance company in Stockholm, Professional dancers training and workshop program at both Dansalliansen and Dance Centrum in Stockholm, Dansehallerne Copenhagen, Zodiak dance centre and theater in Helsinki,, BA dance program of the University of Arts in Iceland, Praxis Festival in Oslo, Aaden Dans in Roskilde Denmark, Kiezkieken- workshops for refugee women and children in Berlin. As well as at various academic conferences around Europe, within the field of dance, artistic research, performance studies and philosophy and in relation to her performance work.