PLAY-FIGHT PRACTICE
Embodying principles of effortlessness
Facilitator: Bruno Caverna
Assistant: Marina Pereira
ABOUT PRACTICE
Play-Fight Practice, through the eyes of Formless Arts, regards the ecology of life as an inherent and inescapable interplay between cooperation and confrontation. The practice's overall aim is to integrate such a dichotomy into one fertile ground for the exploration of a dynamic balance in between such oppositions. The presence of an engaging partner is vital to ignite the mirror effect, the weaving-thread that permeates through all physical exercises and drills. By cultivating a tactful and honest confrontation, our vulnerabilities, fears, denials, escapisms and blind spots are reciprocally revealed in the bodies. As part of our process we also serve each other as a metaphorical lighthouse, like a point of external reference that supports and nourishes individual's navigation into the depths of our own inner sea of obfuscated resistances, all the way to the roots.

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The process is offered and will be facilitated as a dual format. In this respect it is necessary to find a mate willing to embark on a deep journey of non-resistance alongside one another. At the first moment we are going to define a baseline specific for each process by assessing, recognizing and acknowledging the most expressive dysfunctional patterns of resistances that keep sabotaging and stealing our full potential. Once the groundwork has been established, the unfolding will be guided and tailored in accordance to the participants' necessity that might be revealed at each step of the process.
THE MENTORSHIP FRAMEWORK
TO WHOM
Open level, that's to say, the practice welcomes everyone sincerely curious to embark on a deep and fine self-knowledge practice through physicality, playfulness and embodied philosophy.
Recognizing dysfunctional
moving patterns

Mapping the inner landscapes
of physical blockages

Embodying principles
of effortlessness

Pursuit of mental relaxation by confronting discomfortable zones

Releasing internal blockages and recycling stored resistances
into forms of power ad personal strength
Primal fear of falling as a coping mechanisms and its multi-dimensionality implications
The cultivation of non-resistance as a doorway to enter into the flow state
FORMATS OF STUDY
Tailoring
We will design of a complete customized mentorship plan including content, direction of the work, perspective of development, dates, establish length of the cycle and so on.
Integration
Clear guidelines and suggested structured that may facilitate and orientate the integration and application of the exercises into the daily activities
Support
Online communication aimed to provide a steadfast support in between the sessions if necessary
Evaluation
At the end of each cycle there will be an evaluation of the overall process, with an open consideration to conclude the mentorship at that point or to further extend it into the next training cycles if there is a wish to give continuity.
PRICING
Dual process (1h.30m)
Single session
85 Euros
Dual process - 6 hours
4 single sessions
300 Euros
REGISTRATION
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LEADING
BRUNO CAVERNA
Founder of Formless Arts - Movement Philosophy.
Originator of Play-Fight, Liquid Body and Fallness Practices.
Bruno Caverna is a pioneer in creating authentic multidisciplinary body-mind practices sustained by an embodied movement philosophy drawn from over 35 years of studying and immersing in various of disciplines such as Gymnastics, Capoeira, Acrobatics, Contemporary Dance, Contact-improvisation, Taiji, Russian Systema, Watsu, Surfing and Freediving. Bruno began teaching in 1995 as a capoeira project leader at a psychiatric hospital. The highly demanding context supported his auto-didactic nature to flourish whilst the process configured deconstructive in its essence, the pedagogical ground for all the other future teaching projects that eventually expanded over 30 countries worldwide in the past 20 years.
MARINA PEREIRA
Dancer, choreographer and teacher in the field of Contemporary Dance and of movement philosophy Formless Arts. Play-Fight Practice Facilitator.
From 1999 to the present day, she has been exploring her body and mind through the practical process of diverse languages of movement and artistic expressions. She lived experiences in contemporary and classical dance, basketball, gymnastics, jazz dance, folk dance, yoga, tap dance, street dance (house, hip-hop, waacking, vogue), Play-Fight Practice, the ancient Russian martial art Systema, Liquid Body Practice, acting as well as freediving.

Gradually, after several years of assisting Bruno Caverna at various festivals and camps around the world, she acquired the role of a senior member of the Formless Arts team, where she develops and supervises photo and video projects, as well as graphic design and website creation.
Bruno Caverna - Founder of Formless Arts - Movement Philosophy.
Originator of Play-Fight, Liquid Body and Fallness Practices.
Bruno Caverna is a pioneer in creating authentic multidisciplinary body-mind practices sustained by an embodied movement philosophy drawn from over 35 years of studying and immersing in various of disciplines such as Gymnastics, Capoeira, Acrobatics, Contemporary Dance, Contact-improvisation, Taiji, Russian Systema, Watsu, Surfing and Freediving. Bruno began teaching in 1995 as a capoeira project leader at a psychiatric hospital. The highly demanding context supported his auto-didactic nature to flourish whilst the process configured deconstructive in its essence, the pedagogical ground for all the other future teaching projects that eventually expanded over 30 countries worldwide in the past 20 years.

Bruno's inborn maverick essence led him to always challenge the seemingly dysfunctional societal mindsets that would be in dissonance with a healthy functionality of the being. For a period of time, Bruno felt compelled to strongly question the validity of any social model whenever it would reveal itself as disguised controlling power structures, particularly in those with apparent manipulative and undermining relationships between teacher and students. The inner struggle and the refusal to easily acquiesce to the norms set Bruno off into a lonely explorative path for several years till he realized the uselessness of fighting against the rules of the human game. Bruno eventually transformed his lifelong embodied experiences with inner resistances and struggle as the core subject of interest on his practices and embodied philosophy. In 2012, Play-Fight and Liquid Body coalesced as authentic practices out of a need to label his lifelong research in the body-mind field.

In 2016 he founded Formless Arts, an international cross-disciplinary hub that represents a moment of maturity coinciding with the foment of a community of self-responsible individuals. Bruno's teaching philosophy consists in becoming a revealing mirror to one another by sensibly exposing the boundaries of our crystallized social masks and the acquired self-deceptive mechanisms. In the end, Bruno is convinced that is mainly through the hurtful exercise of constantly looking after our own shadows and confronting the human flaws that we may find a sense of wholeness from within, while at the same time acknowledging and honouring a diversity of artful expressions with substantial tolerance towards conflicting perspectives.
Marina Pereira - dancer, choreographer and teacher in the field of Contemporary Dance and of the movement philosophy of "Formless Arts". Play-Fight Practice Facilitator.
From 1999 to the present day, she has been exploring her body and mind through the practical process of diverse languages of movement and artistic expressions. She lived experiences in contemporary and classical dance, basketball, gymnastics, jazz dance, folk dance, yoga, tap dance, street dance (house, hip-hop, waacking, vogue), Play-Fight Practice, the ancient Russian martial art Systema, Liquid Body Practice, acting as well as freediving.

She graduated from "Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University", the Institute of Music, Theater and Choreography, where she worked in depth to develop her abilities as a choreographer and performer.

Since 2016 Marina has immersed herself in the Play-Fight and Liquid Body practices. She began to actively study outside of Russia, which dramatically influenced her perception of the body and sense of herself in the world. The core of her teaching and research has become more focused on the principles of relaxation, falling and the force of gravity. Sensitivity to resistance and tension in the body became more present in the approach to practice and significantly altered the state and effect of the body-mind relationship.

Gradually, after several years of assisting Bruno Caverna (founder of the FA philosophy) at various festivals and camps around the world, she acquired the role of a senior member of the Formless Arts team, where she develops and supervises photo and video projects, as well as graphic design and website creation.

Marina currently lives in Brazil and she is developing her own online and offline improvisation development program called "Dissolution".
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