Movement Aesthetics

“Move the way you feel, not the way you think. Do your very best. The result is irrelevant.”

For more than 20 years Frank has been researching on unconsciously initiated movement such as reflexes and the bodys immanent desire to move especially when music is played. “I explored countless approches to move, from dancing to therapy and I extracted what I believe were their essences. I have merged everything together to form a bigger picture where everything fits together.” He found out that there is something in us alive beyond our consciousness, which has it’s own will and character. He says, the more we let “it” take over our body, the more aestetics, complexity and ease will come into our movement. What he discovered, is a method to directly reconnect to our ancient inborn movement intelligence.

“There is an inborn wisdom in the body that creates beautiful movement naturally. We have to let go, so whatever movment wants to be done will be done. It’s something unfinished and yet complete. It is shapeless and formless. It depends on nothing but it gets active when we experience joy and listen to good music. I believe it is the origin of all movement.”

“It is hidden so deep that it seems not existing. You cannot touch the source, but you can travel closer to it. I believe it is the source of life. The more you use it, the more it produces. The key to growth is to let higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. Therfore a leap of faith into the unknown is necessary.”

If you’re not brave, you’re not going to be free.

Frank Lee

Biography

As a kid Frank Lee wanted to become a break dancer with an unique movement signature. The search for his own style became a exploration of consciousness and its relation to the body. In Berlin he studied movement from various perspectives, from Feldenkrais to contemporary dance and many more. He found out that true movement is not willingly done, it’s a happening.

In his contrasting life between artistic avant-garde of metropolitan nightlife and therapeutic work with, he succeeds time and again in the balancing act between seemingly opposing worlds. Frank Lee is part of international artistic collaboratives. He is one of the few people who have elaborated and can teach movement from both artistic and therapeutic perspectives.

In 2017, the Newspaper „Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“ described him as „incomparable“. The core of his work today is to teach methods how to reconnect to inborn movement intelligence of the human body.

The Artist

“I don’t have stylistic loyalty. That’s why my art is constantly changing. But there is a real continuity in my subject matter. I wan’t to be an artist on the whole; I don’t wan’t to be within a genre and limit my creative output to what i once became known for. I do believe I have more integrity than many of my contemporaries. If need to label my art i would call it Experimental Expressive Urban Dance.

I am expressing what many others can’t – because they’re unaware of their feelings, they’re too afraid to express those feelings, or they lack the skills to communicate and be understood. I am dragging my innermost feelings out, giving a piece of myself. Whatever happens in my life, whether I stand up or I fall down, whatever the case, I’m going to use it in my art. My mission is to share my truth.”

“Frank Döllinger stands out as the most sovereign […]. They [his movements] herald a lust for dance in which the huge question about the same or different simply evaporates. ”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt General Newspaper) 2016

“I wanted to be a break dancer with my own language of movement. I believe every movement is beautiful when it’s done with soul. I looked for this quality – for more than 20 years. I have dealt with all sorts of styles and pulled out what I liked. You can see that in my performances. Each one is different. I have everything, music, body, mind and soul, simply melted together according to my taste it just had to feel authentic and awesome.

The hardest part of being an artist is discovering what it is I do differently. I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. Yet no artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.

The Workshop

What is it about?

Frank Lee will show you something that lives inside your body. The exercises that he teaches are interpreted individually. The difficulty level is defined individually. Everyone works with his own limits. He will connect you with your source of inborn movement intelligence. He shows you how to get full body awareness. For this training you need strong focus and you need to be brave, because you will surrender to something unknown. Something inside you will tell you how to move. If you go very deep in this, you can reach ecstasy and trance. This technique will bring more soul, aesthetics and beauty into every single movement. This state of mind is one of the most powerful humans experiences. The training will change your relation to your body and the way you move forever.

“We were able to experience something very special. We participated in one of Franks Workshops. Our expectations were to learn new flow moves. That took place, but was not essential. Frank showed us how to find our flow and express ourself in motion, freed from the thinker, in connection with our inner being. We can only recommend to everyone to learn from this special person.”

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Who is it for?

The training is aimed at experienced dancers, movers, athletes, performers and therapists who are working with the body.

Are there physical requirements?

You should be free to move you body. If you have physical limitations your potential to move might be limited but it’s still infinite. Take up the challenge and learn to work with your limitations. It’s about creativity and genius.

Are there mental requirements?

Yes. You should be able to concentrate on a high level and stay focused on the task for a long time. You should not be a person that gives up easily and gets frustrated, if a challenge is difficult in the beginning.

Other questions such as: What music do we listen to? Which methods do I use? May I bring my children? etc. I have here in the FAQ.

Current Dates and Tickets

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