Contact improvisation is based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their movement; gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to feel these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. This class will include rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner. We will aim towards movable support and gentle flying technique.

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Mirva will be teaching as part of the Elective Dance Workshops during EPW | IFE Festival in KL.


With 15 years of dance teaching practice and professional background in classical and contemporary ballet, Ea Torrado found herself questioning, ‘What are ways of moving, and being, that are good to (and for) the body?’

In 2013, she immersed herself in a wide array of movement-based forms such as Yoga, Reiki, Physical Theatre, Viewpoints Technique and Improvisation, to deepen her understanding of our physiology and its capacities.

In 2017, she was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Grant, where she went on an intensive study in New York, focusing on contemporary dance, somatics, dance therapy and improvisation.

Ea believes that dance can lead to a profound intimacy with the Self. Nurturing a space where dance could provoke self-reflection and mindfulness, as well as abandon and release, Ea guides each student connect to their own strength, presence and authenticity, reminding them that these feeling-states are something they can access anytime, anywhere, in their daily lives.

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