RelaxtoErupt was created by Lewis Cooke in 2016
RelaxtoErupt is a physically demanding movement practice helping to discover 0% - 100% of energy and tension within the body and its capacity of movement. The practice delves into the different types of disciplines I have studied and am influenced by, such as contemporary, floor work, boxing, kathak and movement practicality. Its also influenced by the artist I have worked with such as Akram Khan, Alleyne Dance, Anton Lachky & Tomislav English's Ferus Animi // Terra Nova methodology. We will perform drills utilising how expansive the body can be whilst transitioning in and out of the floor as effortlessly as possible. RelaxtoErupt focusses on playfulness, curiosity and pushing our bodies away from where is naturally comfortable in order to find new pathways. A workshop or class is finished with a phrase Lewis Cooke has created using principles of RelaxtoErupt which will be shared throughout the session. Its a movement methodology created in 2016 and Lewis has taught it since 2018 in Ireland, England, Greece, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and America.
The reason Lewis has decided to call RelaxtoErupt a practise is because he encourages mistakes, failures and the constant development within it. He feels in a lot of cases when something is called a technique people sit back and go through the comfort zone within a specific structure rather than constantly searching for their own personal development.
RelaxtoErupt is designed for people who have a passion for movement and are looking to expand their movement vocabulary. If you come from a dancing background you will most likely pick up certain phrases quicker. However Lewis would not discourage anyone from coming if they have a curiosity and drive to learn from RelaxtoErupt.