Lavitamine

Lamine Gueye's System

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La Vitamine Système's key project

The Vitamin System aims for the body's stabilization in order to regain its primal energy and questions why, at a certain age, the body no longer responds.

Beauty is not made of conditioned suffering. This program is for everybody, for the professional dancer, the top athlete and the amateur. We all practice a professional activity that, for a huge majority, undeniably leads to stress. Prolonged sitting, strained positions etc. At the end of the day, the "active" person feels both moral and physical tiredness. If this person doesn't find diversity in his occupation, it gradually sinks into a monotony that inevitably leads to stress. Is not stress the source of all physical complications?

Aesthetics is by no means an end, it naturally finds us on the road.

The vitamin offers pure movements that heal, prevent physical wear and complications that could lead to the abandonment of this wonderful activity that has been given us, "The dance". Thanks to this system, you can ensure that you enjoy all your faculties until an advanced age. Intuition, physical practice and concentration are the key elements for a better body approach that would result as surprising.

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Lamine Gueye’s system „La Vitamine“

La Vitamine Système's key project

The Vitamin System aims for the body's stabilization in order to regain its primal energy and questions why, at a certain age, the body no longer responds.

Beauty is not made of conditioned suffering. This program is for everybody, for the professional dancer, the top athlete and the amateur. We all practice a professional activity that, for a huge majority, undeniably leads to stress. Prolonged sitting, strained positions etc. At the end of the day, the "active" person feels both moral and physical tiredness. If this person doesn't find diversity in his occupation, it gradually sinks into a monotony that inevitably leads to stress. Is not stress the source of all physical complications?

Aesthetics is by no means an end, it naturally finds us on the road.

The vitamin offers pure movements that heal, prevent physical wear and complications that could lead to the abandonment of this wonderful activity that has been given us, "The dance". Thanks to this system, you can ensure that you enjoy all your faculties until an advanced age. Intuition, physical practice and concentration are the key elements for a better body approach that would result as surprising.

L.G



Origins:

„In dance I have always had the approach of a rebel, for I was continuously asking myself many questions. This approach, however, helped me to explore dance in its different forms and facets. I followed the advice of my dance teachers and I was convinced about its usefulness. Yet at the same time I was not absolutely sure that only the classical approach to dance could lead to the top of the mountain.

I knew I wasn’t mistaken in my discoveries when I started to progress rapidly and managed to do movements that seem to be almost impossible for Africans. That‘s when I realized that everything is hidden in ourselves, in our abilities. I believed I was on the right path, which gave me the courage to continue in my creative work.

Over the next couple of years of hard work, I started to share my knowledge with others. Through my system I seek to support and encourage those students who want to discover their qualities on various levels of dance, but may not have gone through the standard dance education. I am trying to show my students another way of achieving comparable results.“

Lamine Gueye o svém systému "La Vitamine"



La Vitamine system:

Lamine Gueye’s system „La Vitamine“

The right body image. Proper alignment according to our own body. Breath and its freedom. Warm rhythm that reminds Africa. Along with the wish to accomplish the movement correctly, to fulfill emptiness and empty fullness. These are the key factors in Gueye's system.

Gueye's system does not have a common demand for all students, as Lamine's way is to try to help individually. To help you to feel good in your own body. Which is the first step towards body happiness that would turn to a body concert.

Classes



Foto: Hana Major Sladkova (www.hanas.cz)

Although Lamine Gueye has extensive knowledge of various dance techniques, he is trying to go even further towards the basic principles behind these techniques.

Typically, the class begins with slow and simple movements, for these will help you to become fully aware of your whole body and its proper posture. Breathing represents the basic movement. It can open as well as close each part of the body. As a result all movements gradually become very natural and you don‘t even realize how the class gains its tempo and dynamics. That is how everyone can find his own most natural way towards the movement. At the same time Lamine Gueye is trying to show his students how to achieve the maximum quality of the movement, in which all of its complexity uncovers. And in this way its correct form is reached. Classes with Lamine are influenced by his African roots and use spontaneity and playful energy that we all have inside us.

Foto: Hana Major Sladkova (www.hanas.cz)

Resumé

Lamine Gueye was born in Dakar (Senegal), where he absorbed his cultural inheritance of West-African dances and rhythms. He was discovered by Pape O.Thiam. The international African drummer Pape O.Thiam worked along with many international dance teachers. For that reason he advised Lamine to get along with serious dance studies.

Serious studies in limon technic, Lamine worked also with international dance teachers and choregraphers around the world.

In Lamine's own words: "First of all I am African; this is my roots. This is where I start and where I end. My inner breath is African, my interior music is African, the bubbles of my explosion are African."

The communication with the rest of the world: to see more, click on La Vitamine System Classes Projects.

Foto: Hana Major Sladkova (www.hanas.cz)

Non-governmental organization La Vitamine



Non-governmental organization (NGO) LA VITAMINE was established in autumn 2007 and its foundation is closely linked with the work of a dance pedagogue and a choreographer Lamine Gueye in the Czech Republic.

The aim of the NGO’s projects is to help to develop non-traditional ways in the modern dance education and to widen its accessibility to the general public, both to spectators and to dancers.

The aims of the NGO LA VITAMINE are:

  • to create circumstances and opportunities for further education of dancers on professional, semi-professional and amateur level and thus to enable them to benefit from meetings with international artists through the organization of their visits in the Czech Republic and also through international exchange
  • to support a creation of new dance performances and a co-operation with foreign choreographers
  • to support an awareness and publicity about modern dance and movement in the general public

NGO LA VITAMINE was registered by MVČR 9.10. 2007 under No. VS/1-1/68969/07-R IČO: 22672354

Contact person:

Lavitamine : e-mail: lavitamine@lavitamine.cz

Foto: Hana Major Sladkova (www.hanas.cz)

Projects

NGO LA VITAMINE presents

Dance performance DUNES

The performance is the result of a long-term co-operation of Lamine Gueye with a group of Czech dancers. NGO LA VITAMINE is in charge of the preparation and realization of the performance.

The aim of this project was to create a dance performance, which will link the European and African culture and their various approaches and values.

Lamine Gueye about the performance

The realization team:

Choreography: Lamine Gueye Dancers: Barbora Čepičková, Markéta Málková, Michaela Staňková, Eva Vlachová Costumes: Michaela Roučková Light design: Marek Střížovský

Performance dates:

  • 24. 11. 2008 Divadlo K3 (Olomouc) - od 19,30 hod www.divadlok3.cz
  • 20. 11. 2008 HaDivadlo (Brno) - od 19,30 hod www.hadivadlo.cz
  • 5. 5. 2008 Bazilika (České Budějovice) - od 20 hod www.bazilika.cz
  • 22. 4. 2008 La Fabrika (Praha)- od 20 hod www.lafabrika.cz
  • 21. 4. 2008 La Fabrika (Praha) – premiéra - od 20 hod www.lafabrika.cz

NGO La Vitamine is in charge of the production of the performance - contact

For sponsors and partners

If you wish to help us with the realization of the performance and grant us with a financial sponsorship, please contact us through the contact links, more information here.

Many thanks for the suppport in the realization of the project to

  • Astra Motor s.r.o.
  • Myr Communications
  • A.M.C.
  • BAZILIKA o.p.s.
  • Apetitto - Šnajdr s.r.o.
  • Jakostní a technologické centrum s.r.o.
  • st-martins

Photos from the preparation of the dance performance

Lamine Gueye about the performance:

A man passes from one state to another one, thus finding himself and realizing himself... Dance is a form, which mirrors each state through a straight shape, for the inner music that each of us carries in ourselves can’t lie. Short encounters with these states have enabled the creation of a new perfume, of a colour, or of a performance – if you like. Aren’t these the states, in which our heart is projected? The performance is overcoming any indistinct talk. It has been weaved from movements that arose from our states and we will try to deliver these states to the spectators, to awaken them in the spectators themselves while not touching them at the same time, because these states can’t be ordered, they can be only felt. We want to break any mystification of a prejudice and thus to try to reconcile our minds without forgetting our main values, which are respect, harmony and encounter…

For sponsors and partners

Institutions and individual sponsors, who will decide to support our project will be offered:

a) Presentation of their name/logo on all promotion materials:

  • - Printed posters and pamphlets distributed in public places, in social and cultural centers and in educational institutions
  • - Electronic invitations for the performance
  • - Printed programs of the performance
  • - Advertisement in mass media, on the internet, on the radio

b) Presentation of their name/logo on the web pages of our NGO La Vitamine (www.lavitamine.cz)

c) Free V.I.P tickets for a performance date selected by themselves

As our sponsors or partners you will have the possibility to check the management of our NGO and you will also receive the end of the year report with the evaluation of the project

Bank link: ČSOB a.s., Na Pankráci 60, Praha 4, 140 00 Account number: 218546890/0300

Contact

PRODUCTION:

Foto: Hana Major Sladkova (www.hanas.cz)

Lavitamine

If you are interested in receiving actual information about workshops, blocks of classes etc., contact us on lavitamine@lavitamine.cz and we will be happy to include you in our mailing list!