The ‘Basics’ are a series of movement ideas (see below) devised by Suprapto Suryodarmo (Prapto), a Javanese movement artist from Solo Java. See more here about Prapto.
Amerta Movement Basics is a sharing project where practitioners of Amerta Movement show self-made videos of a ‘Basic’. In each of these we try to give you an idea through movement of the diverse understandings of a simple action. Each person's individual movement opens a different lens or way of seeing in which we can look again at our own understanding, our limited view of how we experience something. In this way we help each other to grow.
Excerpt from Joged Amerta Program 2019 (pictured below and in full here) BASIC FIRST The being of mouth, posture, and joint
The Nine Basic Movements of Speaking and Saying - in variations: 1. lying 2. stretching/yawning 3. sitting 4. kneeling 5. crawling 6. standing 7. walking 8. jumping 9. lifting
All Nine Basics have Seven Facets: 1. All have face 2. All have borrowing 3. All have form 4. All have re-member and memory 5. All have character 6. All have point of space and time 7. All have quality of movement
Three Dimensions: How the being has three dimensional (3D) resonance of life that connects the nine basic movements and all of their seven facets, with the passion of life in space, place, in time (that has in time, on time and under time). How to find passion from the impulse, coming from the pulse of the heart beat, and the melody of the breathing, awakening the potential of adaptation in the atmosphere of environment sense. So, the practice is how to put this together, connecting with organism and organisation.