The Get Physical Process has been developed by the dancer and choreographer Ricardo de Paula. It brings together elements of Contemporary Dance, Capoeira Angola, Body-Mind Centering, and Contact Improvisation. In the Get Physical Process, these different principles of movement and imaginations of the body merge into a powerful practice that searches for the strength and sensitivity of individual bodies meeting in motion.

Get Physical builds on the conviction that the capacity of the individual body to grow its senses is enhanced by the exchange happening between dancing bodies. It is a mobile negotiation between individual and group – building trust and collective strength.

In the open classes, we train to acknowledge the own responsibility of the body – in its weight shifts and in its movement. By taking control of the complex interactions that are our body, we train the readiness of the body – its ability to adeptly react towards any situation. We search for stability and alignment within the body, especially the spine, and learn to trust it. We work and strengthen the center of our bodies in order to decentralize our movement. We practice for our bodies to become strong and yet highly sensitive, to be intensely present, and yet tender in our encounters.

Moving the distal bones at any joint (the bones more distant from the center of the body). Moving the proximal bones closer to the center of the body. Every movement begins within us. Through Get Physical Process the floor becomes your tool, reflecting this into your consciousness. By combining basic elements of capoeira and qualities of contemporary dance you will learn to use the floor’s support to become lighter, while also gaining strength. Movement sequences will take you through every level of the space, challenging your boundaries, physically and mentally.

The aim of the class is to create experiences. Experiences within the body to help give a greater knowledge, freedom and power to our movement. Experiences to take us forward. Based on the dance experience of teaching the class technique used in different companies, Ricardo de Paula developed his approach and interpretation of the movement language. His class is instructed by the fusion of techniques.

Everyone who likes to move is welcome.

Costs per training: 8 Euro
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How do acts of resistance shape our bodies and minds?
What does your personal idea of resistance look like?
Where can we find the inspiration to continue resisting actively?

Once again, Grupo Oito invites participants to take part in a two-day research workshop on “resistance”.

We will explore this topic using the Get Physical Process, a physical practice developed by Ricardo De Paula and used by Grupo Oito as a tool to investigate movement. A plurality of perspectives on “resistance” will allow us to discuss resistance in all its complexity: at the level of the body and mind, within interpersonal interactions, and on a social and political scale.

Level: Open to everyone with movement background

When: November 26-27, 2022, from 10:00 until 16:00

Where: Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 2 - Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin


Full price = 110 €

*Early bird = 90 € (*until October 30, 2022)

Information about the payment methods will be given after registration

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COVID-19 Regulations

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spots are limited and unfortunately we can't let anyone join the class who has not signed up beforehand.
  • 2G-plus rules apply: either fully vaccinated or recovered; or fully vaccinated or recovered and has received a booster jab.


MIME Centrum Berlin (STUDIO2 & Mediathek für Tanz und Theater)
Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin


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