Thursday, May 25 at 6:00pm
Master Class with Company Wang Ramirez
Honji Wang shows an approach of new style to experimental music, with slow and controlled movements. Movements are soft, stretched, and fluid. The aim is to gain awareness of the body feeling, in order to enrich freestyle and improvisations through new ideas, with abstract influences and also elements of martial arts.
Open to intermediate or advanced pre-professional or professional dancers. Participants should wear comfortable clothing with socks and sneakers.
Company Wang Ramirez’s Monchichi is part of the Festival’s 2017 program.
Saturday, June 3 at 12:00pm
Master Class with L-E-V
The class will begin with a lesson in Gaga, a movement language that has been intrinsic to the choreography of Sharon Eyal since her years with Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company. The class will continue with an investigation of the repertory of Sharon Eyal, led by one of the founding members of her company L-E-V. Participants will learn material from her work and explore how to apply their identities to fulfilling the work’s nuances and purpose.
L-E-V’s OCD Love is part of the Festival’s 2017 program.
Saturday, June 10 at 11:00am
Company Class with Gallim Dance
Approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes
In a series of immersive improvisational experiments students build road maps to self-discovery. This class is inspired by Gallim’s collective discoveries in physical therapy, traditional movement techniques, Gaga, Gyrotonics, and Miller’s choreographic works. Each class develops students’ technical growth through a sensitive and imaginative conversation between the muscular, nervous, skeletal, and cognitive systems.
Gallim’s W H A L E is part of the Festival’s 2017 program.
Saturday, June 10 at 1:00pm
Gaga People Master Class with Hillel Kogan
Approximately 1 hour
Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.
Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.
Hillel Kogan’s We Love Arabs is part of the Festival’s 2017 program.