Study in Amsterdam    July 2016

 

In this summary, I did not want to write too much about dance skill and knowledge. However, what is dance knowledge? Is it disjointed between life and dance? This reflection is written after the courses and travel, because the feeling of this moment is the really direct and problem is fresh. I  found those specific questions in doubt, If I do not know the purpose of problems, my problem is just large and empty . Actually some ideas were collapsed in my mind, because there is not enough  knowledge to support. After this trip, I picked up three points to reflect and discuss from a lot of interesting ideas.

1. The method of those class

2. The impact of short-term training (intensive training)

3. How to obtain knowledge from dancers in company

 

 

little experience

I think study dance in the Netherlands is a both inspirational and trainable process. I was in other cultural regions, instinctively generated a sense of curiosity. Learning experience made me kept thinking, more focused on the present and found lots of opportunities to play. For example, Making the training camp as a case analysis, reflect how to run a successful institution in other place with clear objective.

 

In the three weeks I continuously improved my physical capability, muscle flexibility and  Responsiveness. There were a number of dancers have different physical and thinking partners that was very interesting and extremely competitive. Their efforts stimulated me to try in unfamiliar field,  I wanted to challenge myself. Under the stimulation of each other, we were stricter to require ourselves and encourage each other. At the same time we can understood some differences between us in an interesting conversation, absorbed new knowledge. In fact, it is easier to make more friends.

 

I think the best way of learning is to focus in the course and try my best to experience. It is not about making a special question or guessing the purpose, and I don’t need to worry about how much I can get. I think the conclusion is essential, feeling the moment can also be emotional. Like Ernest Hemingway once said he would not know truly how good until he read it over the next day(A Movable Feast). I would like to put down my pen  and enjoy my advantage.

 

 

The official curriculum

 

Curriculum

Open class in the morning, they mainly focus on physical body in different ways, workshops in the noon or afternoon develop on various themes(varies by teacher.)

HJS summer training have a lot of courses that you can choose, so choose a course is very important, but how can we choose it?

◆ No matter the teacher is working in a big company as an instructor or a famous actor,the most important thing is appropriated for you.

◆ clear the purpose of study journey . It's not just because you've never experienced it. otherwise It may cause you to get lost in the classroom.

My class schedule   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips:

  • Knowing the teacher's background in advance,  perhaps you feel puzzled. Then use our body to experience and get real answers from the course. 

  • Communicate with teacher is critical, as they also want to know the situation of students.

Communication - such as raised questions about the content of course or discuss different views, teacher could help students to resolve problems and give them respect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction-Journey Diary  23 July 2016

In fact, I wanted to explore why the intensive training can strongly affect my physical habits in a short periods of time,  learning at school may have more obvious change, but I did not really pay attention. Because in a unfamiliar environment I seem got more challenge, may be failed. It is just a different mentality thinking. Every moment can be new and exciting! But at the end how much I truly absorb them from the training? 

                                                       

 

The influence of short-term training (intensive training)

 

 

 

For example, professional athletes through intensive training to rapidly improve their body and mind, this particular training exclude distractions and evoke some memory of the body, participants may leave familiar environment. There are some overloaded training, its often through numerous verification and the intensive training has a strong systematic and scientific reference. the purpose of athletes training is to raise their achievement in a short time and push the limits. As the appeal said, but it just applies to athletes? In fact, the actors also need training to prepare for the performance and to show their best. Even the actor is not just a sportsmen who needs physical support, but professional athletes in advanced training is actually skillful, rather than fool exercises. So I think we can learn from them, like before Mr Redfern, Jaime used experimental test to help us improve in the short-term,which include the analyze of polygon edges diagram.

 

In training we learn from each other and  teacher help us by giving instant feedback. Wan Weigang once said the United States had a great college basketball coach John Wooden, he has 75% of the words are given very specific feedback and send different instructions in training ground. How does this move, change. The next action to do what, and constantly provide feedback to his students of any small action.I think there is a certain standard for the basic skills of practicing dance, but some of the requirements need adjust, because it is based on different people. One of the reasons why our self-practice may not be so efficient, we do not have instant feedback system and continue to practice or timely correct the error. Now I spend one minute before training to make a small target, which allows me to get instant feedback in breakthroughs, meanwhile try to avoid habitual errors.

 

During training camp I do not know why I always think about this question, why a child would feel excited when get a new toy? Why do we feel fear when we learn something new? Like homework it might be seen as a burden, but if it is as an additional gift will become interesting? I train myself to be not afraid about accepting new knowledge. It may take a few years longer to do a meticulous thing, at the same time it requires me to keep doing things which I'm not good at. The intensive training like a door, leading me into a non-comfort zone which is a good learning state. Because I do not know a lot of information and if there is no knowledge of interaction is very difficult to get efficient outcomes. Because the process of learning is to put new things together with our original structure.

 

I found that the content of different trainings in Europe are not similar. On the contrary, the themes are very clear. Teachers would analyze and emphasis central point from different angles, not a vague concept. Some content may seem simple, actually there are lots of possibilities when we explore.Thus I have a strong desire for new knowledge, I away from the comfort zone into the learning area.

 

Some people may think intensive training is like before the college entrance examination, if some people passively acquire knowledge who is learning in China would know that they don’t remember a lot. After some exam and study, will  we unconscious remove those knowledge? I continue to ask yourself what I gained from many teachers in the three weeks, what is most precious?Is it really exist the most precious thing? Did I get more experience outside of the course? I keep reflect on learning and observing some changes in the body, and continue to interact with the knowledge I have got.

 

In just three weeks, the teacher taught us lots of skills or maybe just an attitude, students will be able to continue experience and perhaps have been got the most basic knowledge.  There is no doubt that short-term training also needs a lot of practice. recently I saw a article of logical thinking which mentioned the 'deliberate practice', some people may mistakenly believe that practicing the violin is to hardly practice a song, this exercise is called silly practice. The real one is to split large pieces of information become a small module, become a little knowledge, then hard practice. If you want to become a pianist,your will keep come back to practice the most specific fingering training,such as canon fingering training, professional dancers as well.

 

From those observation, I get the reflection is not to check whether some training methods is scientific enough or not. I think how to establish the most appropriate solution for ourselves is more important(the premise is to understand ourselves), at the same time we effectively accomplish and reflect the stage results, then correct mistakes and make new plans.

How to obtain knowledge from dancers in company......

Pen and notebook is a fast and comfortable way for me, I always use various pictures and text. During the process of organize my notes and ideas, I wonder gradually explore different moving ways and teaching methods. I do not need just learn a combination or a dance style .

Pen and notebook is a fast and comfortable way for me, I always use various pictures and text. During the process of organize my notes and ideas, I wonder gradually explore different moving ways and teaching methods. I do not need just learn a combination or a dance style .

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In every Friday afternoon they would hold a presentation,  you can see various stage results in different workshops. The purposes were clearly embody:  For example,  developing students' sense of observation, just showing their works , experience the basic requirements in the dance company etc.

In every Friday afternoon they would hold a presentation,  you can see various stage results in different workshops. The purposes were clearly embody:  For example,  developing students' sense of observation, just showing their works , experience the basic requirements in the dance company etc.

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在阿姆斯特丹的学习

 

在这次的学习总结中我不想写过多我学到的技巧和舞蹈知识。然而什么是舞蹈知识呢?生活中观察到的经验难道是与舞蹈脱节的吗?这篇反思是在课程和旅行之后写的,因为当下的感受是最直接的,问题也是最新鲜的。我在提问中逐渐具体化了自己的问题,如果连我自己都不知道这问题的目的和疑问时,我的问题会是大而空的。过往谈到的想法在崩塌,因为没有足够的信息和知识支撑。在这次旅程与之前的积累中,我从许多有趣的信息中挑选了三个点分别讨论及反思。

 

1.此次上课的模式

2.短期大量训练的影响

3.如何向团员学习

    

一首歌 

走走,跳跳,想想,写写,拍拍。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

短的小感受

 

 

对于我来说在荷兰学习舞蹈是一个既有启发性,又富有训练性的过程。身处于不同的文化地域,本能地产生着许多好奇感。同时新鲜的运动方式使我保持着大脑思维的敏锐性和更加专注于当下。继而使我不断思考和激发出创新的想法及发现所到之处的机遇,例如把集中训练营做为案例进行分析和尝试将成功的运行机制实际地运用在其他区域。

 

在荷兰历时三个星期左右的训练中不断提高着我的身体可塑性、肌肉灵活性及反应灵敏性。与此同时和许多不同身体素质和思维模式的伙伴们共同学习是非常有意思和具有极强竞争力的。他们的努力刺激着我尝试不熟悉的运动方式,即使在短暂等待的过程中我也会快速地尝试着。在互相的刺激下,我们更加严格地要求自己和鼓励对方。同时我们之间可以在有趣的交谈中理解差异性,从更深的层面去理解和吸收新的知识。其实也更容易交到朋友。

 

最后分享感受时我常常特别珍惜那样的美好。因为有时在上课的过程中不需要过多地揣测老师训练的目的,因为不论怎样的目的最终都是会明了,没必要过早地下定义。全身心投入课堂便是最好的方式,经历将在无形中影响你,不用担心得到了多少。我认为总结是必不可缺少的,当下的感受也许多是感性的。就像著名作家海明威曾说他不会知道这篇刚写完的文章有多好,直到第二天再次阅读它的时候。我想先放下笔尽情的狂欢也未尝不是一种有趣的选择。

 

 

 

 

小秘诀:

提前了解老师的风格和他的特性,先从课外的资料中观察,也许感到疑惑。再从课堂中得到真正的解答。用身体去经历。

及时和老师沟通是十分关键的,就像他们也希望了解学生的情况。

沟通—比如提出有关课程内容的疑问或是有所不同的观点,学员在老师的反馈和帮助下解析问题并得到提高,老师也更好的知道学生的具体情况。

韩愈曰:师者 传道授业解惑也。解答疑惑便是其中一点

短期大量训练的影响力(集中训练)

 

 

 

舉个例子,专业的运动员通过在集中训练营中短暂的时间里快速提高身体和心理素质,同时这个特定的集训基地为排除多余的杂念和唤起某些身体的记忆也许会离开熟悉的环境。在集中基地里有许多超负荷的训练-----其训练模式并非凭空想象,常通过无数实践验证和具有强大的系统性及科学性。因为运动员训练的目的是為了能够在短时间里大幅度提高成绩并突破极限。也正如上诉所说,但这真的只适用于运动员吗?其实演员也需要为表演做出的训练准备,以便发挥出最好的状态。虽然演员并不只是需要体力支持的运动者,但專業运动員在高级的训练中其實也是讲究技巧的,而并不是盲目的傻瓜练习。所以我认为我们可以在借鉴中学习,就像之前Jaime运用实验性短期测试帮助我们高效地提升,其中包括圆形多角边的能力分析图。

 

在短期集中訓练中我与同学们互相切磋,很重要的一点是我們的增长和疑问,導師都可能會幫助我们获得即時反馈。万维刚的那本书裏曾说过美国有一位非常棒的大学篮球的教练叫约翰伍登,他有75%的话都是在非常具体地给出反馈、发不同的指示。这个动作做得怎么样,改。下一个动作去做什么,不断地对学员任何一个细小的动作提供反饋。我认为练习舞蹈基本功也是有一定标准的,但有些要求是因人而异的。我們自己練習也許沒有上課時那麼高效,其中一個原因就是我们沒有即時反馈系统,並繼續練習或及时的改正錯誤。现在我每天花一分钟在訓練前拟定一个小目標,這使我能夠在突破中得到即時反饋,同时尽量避免身体的习惯性错误。

 

集訓的時期裏也不知何因,總在想一個問題为什么人在得到新玩具时,会感到兴奋?從而又想学习新的知识或事物时会有點恐惧呢?因为还得输出吗?就像是交作业的过程也许会被看成是一种负担,但如果把它当做是一种附加的礼物是否会变得有趣许多呢?我在鍛鍊自己不怕接受新的知识,而且得坚持。也许要花上几年的时间才可能把一件事做精细,这便要求我持续做自己不擅长的事情。而短期大量的訓練便像是一个台阶,引领你踏入非舒适区,這便是好的學習狀態。因为并不是所有的信息我都有认知或是熟悉的,但如果没有知识互动,是很难得到高效的學習成果。因为学习的过程便是把新东西和自己原来的结构缝在一起。

 

其实针对这次的训练营,我发现欧洲所训练的内容并不是非常相似的,相反是訓練主題非常清晰的。这使我能够更加细致的学习,即使其中有些所谓看似没什么区别的运动方式,但不同角度的分析和强调的重点将有别于模糊的概念与混杂的方式。有些内容看似简单,但在不断叠加中有许许多多的可能性。这使我对新知识有着强烈挑战的欲望,主动的离开舒适区进入学习区。

 

也许有人会认为这样短期大量的训练就像是高考前的奋斗,在中国接受过教育的人心里都心知肚明,被动地获取知识在高考后我们真能记住多少呢?等考试一结束,就立即把自己的硬盘清空了?所以我还是得要继续向自己提问,在这三周的时间里向十多位首次接触的老师学习,我到底从中得到了什么?什么是我觉得最为珍贵的?又是否真的存在这最为珍贵一说呢?除课程之外的生活是否让我得到了更加多的收获呢?我還在繼續反思和觀察身體的變化,并继续与我学到的知识互动。

  

在短短三周的时间里,老师教授的也许只是某一方式或是一种态度,学员便可以在往后的学习中继续感受和也许已经得到最基本的认知。毋庸置疑的是在短期訓練后同樣需要大量的有意識的練習,就比如前段时间听羅輯思維電台中提到的‘刻意练习’,人們會誤區的以為练习拉小提琴就是一首曲子拼命拉拼命拉嗎?这种练习叫傻练。真正的练习是把大的那个知识体系拆碎,成为一个一个小模块,成为一个一个小的知识罐头,然后分头去练。你要是想成为一个鋼琴演奏家,那你一生可能要不断回到最具体的指法训练,比如说哈农指法训练,專業的舞蹈演員也是如此。

 

从以上的观察中,我得到的反思并不是去检查别人的训练方式是否足够科学。更多所联系到的是如何为自己制定最合适的方案(前提是得先了解自己),並高效地执行和不断反思学习的阶段性成果。同时严格的分析和糾正誤區及制定新的计划。

 

 

 

如何向团员学习?

之所以写这個主題是因为這個工作坊与想象中有些区别。如何向团员学习?这个问题我希望能在分析的过程中找到我想知道的答案。

 

我个人认为如何向團員學習其實也對應著如何向周圍的同學學習,這教會我在觀察中學習並互相的感染,使知識流动疊代。互相学习才可能持續進步。从另一个角度分析,當別人有疑惑時,我知道怎樣去幫助別人。並不是盲目的用自己的方式教別人,而是先觀察對方,根據自己的經驗對症下藥的給出些許建議。又或是我在上课学习时,也不再只想着用所谓自己的方式尝试新鲜的知识。团员也许有别于资深的专业课老师,但他们常常毫不保留的教授他们曾尝试过的方式和有趣的经历。作为学员的我,只是从动作中模仿?在她上课时用的语言里学习?又或这些就已经足够我学习的了。

 

我發現即使同一舞团的演员們分別教相同的动作时,他們其實常会关注于不同的细节,也许是因为每个人的身体和学习背景有所不同的原因,所以在各自的群体中可以體現出來其中的区别。但在團員共同演绎时,相似度却是極高的。也许这是因为编导允许他们运用自己的方式教授的自由吧(在課後的交談中得知,他們可以選擇教新作品barbarina中的任意片段)。同时團員組織的訓練有別於常规的训练课程,沒有非常完整的上課結構。但这也是可以理解的,因为在第一堂課中他們曾說的,每天早晨的技术课會以開發身體为主,以便我们在下午的工作坊里有更好的理解,及用身体去感受新的运动方式和表达方式。这使我更加清楚他们是怎样运用身体的,这使我学习舞段的时候不再是单纯的模仿动作及了解他们设计动作的习惯性。因此他们建議我們盡可能來上早課,但如果不提前45分鐘進教室人肯定已經滿了。 

在学习舞团的演出片段时有许多编舞上的要求,看似是学习没有多余发挥空间的群舞舞段,实际上学员需要调整进步的细节还有很多。当然最基本的还是在于达到编舞的要求:保证了集体的统一性,质感、节奏等细节。但不曾改變的是跳舞的人依旧是你,别人都只是 你的观众。通过反复的认真练习后,每个人都在经历着改变,我们身在其中体验着每次的小惊喜。

 

從訓練中可了解到這個國際性现代舞团的發展趨勢,在創作中他們常常運用生活中或歷史背景中的的元素進行发展。特别是肢体特色融合爆发性与日常生活的动作,且经常带入幽默又讽刺的戏剧情节。这對肢體的呈現有著非常高的要求,然而对于街头文化不太了解的我,在刚开始接触时是有些不适应的。甚至是迷茫地數不清節奏,但持續做自己不擅長的事讓我在经历学习的阶段後,開始不急于得到某个答案—到底怎樣才能做好?刻意練習,不必被动地等待别人给你的答案。在过程中成长!

 
 

有人用文字记录旅程中遇到的人,

有人用身体感受文化中燃烧的辉,

青春的修炼还在继续....  

笔和本子是我认为最快速和习惯的记录方式,舞蹈笔记常是图画和文字的结合。也许记下的某个知识点是不足为奇的,但在体验或是经历中的我,每次都大彻大悟般记忆深刻。希望在整理笔记的过程和过去真实的体验中,从大量的信息里了解探索不同的运动和教学方式。而不只单单是学习(无用的概论)某个组合或是风格。

笔和本子是我认为最快速和习惯的记录方式,舞蹈笔记常是图画和文字的结合。也许记下的某个知识点是不足为奇的,但在体验或是经历中的我,每次都大彻大悟般记忆深刻。希望在整理笔记的过程和过去真实的体验中,从大量的信息里了解探索不同的运动和教学方式。而不只单单是学习(无用的概论)某个组合或是风格。

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上课的模式 在早上的open class 中我们主要为训练身体的各方面素质, 下午的工作坊以不同的主题发展练习(因老师而异。) Herry夏季训练的其中一个好处便是有很多的课程供你选择

上课的模式 在早上的open class 中我们主要为训练身体的各方面素质, 下午的工作坊以不同的主题发展练习(因老师而异。) Herry夏季训练的其中一个好处便是有很多的课程供你选择

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