Kintsugi In Motion Repairing with rhythm.

Kintsugi (also known as “golden joinery” or “golden repair”) is a form of Japanese art dating back to the 15th century. The art form involves repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with urushi lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. This results in the cracks standing out quite visibly in the finished piece, albeit in a more beautiful and (perhaps) valuable form.

As a philosophy, kintsugi artisans treat breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. This way of thinking finds resonance with The Forge’s training philosophy that it is possible to make and remake oneself despite the many disappointments that may be encountered on life’s journey.

Kintsugi In Motion is a unique dance-based class taught by Asme, a long-time dance enthusiast and fitness instructor, that harmonises the artistic kintsugi philosophies with contemporary music to create a motion and rhythm-based workout that is fun, energetic, and inclusive.

Using rhythm to repair the body, each Kintsugi In Motion class offers attendees the following advantages:

  • toning the glutes and legs;
  • strengthening core muscles, abs, pelvis, and the lower back;
  • improving flexibility and coordination;
  • boosting one’s confidence; and,
  • teaching new dance skills.

Kintsugi In Motion classes are open to fitness practitioners of all levels and disciplines.

  • Dates and time: two Saturday mornings in each month from 10h00 to 11h00.
  • Cost: free for Forge members • NAD450.00 per person, per month for non-Forge members • NAD150.00 per person for drop-in classes.

Please note: there is no strict dress code; however, it is recommended to dress as though one were going to a yoga class.