Full Body Warmup Based on Indonesian Martial Art - II

Join VAWAA Artist and half Bulgarian/Hungarian contemporary dancer Miroljuba for another full body warm-up based on the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat. On Saturday, May 9, at 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4), she'll take you through a gentle training designed to help prevent injuries and improve overall fitness and mood. Expect mobilizing, muscle-engaging and breathing exercises with basic elements of Silat, as we'll do a full body scan-- from the top of our head to the bottom of our feet-- going through all the important joints and muscles. In case you joined her last session, she'll be introducing new movements like lanka (footwork), and some basic punches and kicks.

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What you'll need

All you'll need is a little space and comfortable clothes.

How to join

We'll be hosting this VAWAA Online on Zoom. We'll send you the link and details to join via email a few hours before it begins.

About Pencak Silat

Pencak Silat has been developed by different masters who have created their own style according to their preferences, to the historical influences and to the physical environment and social-cultural context in which they live. It is a combination of: pencak, a performance art, and silat, a fighting and self defence art, often involving the use of weapons. The forms are associated with local legends, religious concepts and philosophies, therefore spiritual rituals are an integral part of this martial art. In Indonesia, there are more than 800 martial arts schools (over 150 styles) spread across 13,667 islands. Beside the traditional teaching, as a modern martial art Pencak silat is one of the sports included in the Southeast Asian Games and other worldwide competitions.

About Miroljuba

Miroljuba is a contemporary dancer and performer who has trained in a variety of styles. While she focuses on contemporary dance, she loves mixing and matching elements of different dance styles and ways of movement in her work, such as urban dance, folk dance and martial arts. Mira also enjoys working across art forms, often developing highly creative collaborations with musicians, circus performers, and more. In juxtaposing unlikely artistic combinations that center around her interest in movement and the human body, Mira produces work that is truly unique and unexpected.

Visit her artist page to learn more about her in-person VAWAA.

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