Contemporary dance workshops: 7th - 10th of November

We would like to invite you all to participate in contemporary dance workshops during XIXth IDTF. Since beginning of the festival we always put extra effort to present you the richest offer of possibilites for development for dancers (both professional and amateurs). This year, our offer is even broader and workshops will be run by 16 INSTRUCTORS FROM 11 COUNTRIES, including: Great Britain, Portugal, Estonia, Norway, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Ukraine.

Workshops are run by: Igor Urzelai & Moreno Solinas, Marco da Silva Ferreira, Vítor Fontes, Anaísa Lopes, Kenneth Flak & Kulli Roosna, Noe Soulier, Emanuel Bog'ar, Claire Cunningham, Anton Ovchinnikov, Karen Kastenbaum, Adi Weinberg, Anatoly Schoenfeld, Yuko Imazaike.

Contemporary dance classes: 7th till 10th of November 2015. Place: rehearsal studios of Centre for Culture in Lublin

Classes are divided into three separate groups for different levels of advancement.

INTERMEDIATE level dancers should sign up for groups A and B. Workshops for those two groups (14 classess, each will run for 90 minutes) will take place between 7th and 10th of November 2015 (sunday till tuesday).

BEGINNER level dancers should sign up for group C.

Workshops for beginners (6 classes, each will run for 90 minutes) will take place between 7th and 8th of November 2015 (saturday till sunday)

Classes schedule for particular groups:

Intermediate groups A, B:

7th and 8th of November (saturday and sunday): 4 classess from 10 a.m. till 4:45 p.m.

1st class from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
2nd class from 11:45 a.m. till 1:15 a.m.
3rd class from 1:30 p.m. till 3:00 p.m.
4rd class from 3:15 p.m. till 4:45 p.m.

9th of November (monday): 3 classes between 10 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

1st class, from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
2nd class, from 11:45 a.m. till 1:15 p.m.
3rd class, GR A from 1:30 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. ; GR B from 1:30 till 2:30 p.m.

10th of November (tuesday):

GR A 3 classes, from 10:00 till 2:30 p.m.
GR B 3 classes, from 10:00 till 3:00 p.m.
1st class, from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
2nd class, from 11:45 a.m. till 1:15 p.m.
3rd class, GR A from 1:30 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. ; GR B from 1:30 till 3:00 p.m.

Beginners group C:

7th of November (saturday) - 3 classes between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

1st class, from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
2nd class, from 11 a.m. till 1:15 p.m.
3rd class, from 1:30 p.m. till 3:00 p.m.

8th of November (sunday) - 3 classes between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

1st class, from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
2nd class, from 11 a.m. till 1:15 p.m.
3rd class, from 1:30 p.m. till 2:30 p.m.

Costs of participation for XIX International Dance Theatres Festival's workshops:

for Intermediate groups

- until 2nd of November 2015 - 320 zł

Attention! from 3rd of November 2015 the cost of participation for both groups A and B will be 360 zł

for Beginners group

- until 2nd of November 2015 - 150zł

Attention! from 3rd of November 2015 the cost of participation for group C will be 200 zł

Please send your payments to this number account:

Bank PKO S.A. 61 1240 1503 1111 0010 0136 6780

with adnotation "Workshops - XIXth International Dance Theatres Festival"

Recipient's address:

Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, ul. Peowiaków 12, 20-007 Lublin

COMMENTS

1. The number of places in classes is limited

2. The deciding factor in application proccess is order of submitted forms with confirmed payment (please keep your payment confirmation with you)

3. Please make your payment just after recieving confirmation that there are still free places in groups that are of interest for you.

4. Please send filled out application form (DOWNLOAD APP FORM >>>) with payment confirmation to this address: warsztaty.taniec@ck.lublin.pl

5. For applications with a confirmed payment we're waiting until 3rd of November 2015. After this date, reservations for places in classes without confirmation of payment will be droped.

6. Price for the show's passes for Workshops Participants is 120 zł

(Workshops passes can be collected only after showing the payment confirmation for them)

Criteria for groups division

For Intermediate Group A we like to invite people that meet all of the aforementioned conditions:

- systematic and active participation in dance theatres productions / dance projects with both national and international reach

- very good knowledge of contemporary dance terminology

- highly developed body self-awareness

- regular participation in contemporary dance classes in their home compagnies since minimum 5 years

-  regular participation in contemporary dance classes in both national and international setting since minimum 5 years

For Intermediate Group B we like to invite people with following characteristics:

- basic body self-awareness

- basic knowledge of contemporary dance terminology

- participation in contemporary dance classes

- prior participation in contemporary dance workshops

- participation in local small dance productions and etudes that use contemporary dance techniques

For Beginners Group C we like to invite all the people that have interest in gaining practical knowledge about contemporary dance, that would like to get to know the limits of their own bodies and develop their artistic potential and gain insight into world of dance theatre.

ATTENTION! Organizers reserve the rights for themselfs to redirect Participants for other groups when needed.

CLAIRE CUNNINGHAM / Great Britain
She is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance based in Glasgow. One of the UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renowned disabled artists, Cunningham's work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches and the exploration of the potential of her own specific physicality with a conscious rejection of traditional dance techniques (developed for non-disabled bodies) or the attempt to move with the pretense of a body or aesthetic other than her own.



WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
In this workshop Cunningham will introduce participants to techniques that are formative in her own performance practice and when working collaboratively with other dancers and with different bodies – building methods of communication and trust, layers of perception, and exploring the use of language and voice to reveal our relationship to our bodies and vocabulary. For individuals with established dance or physical practice. Please let us know of any access requirements in advance.

ANTON OVCHINNIKOV / Ukraina
Dancer, teacher, choreographer, photographer, director of Zelyonka Fest Contemporary Dance Festival in Kiev (from 2010) From 1994 to 1999 he danced in a professional dance company „Hollywood Ballet" (Kiev). In 2003, he graduated from Kiev State University of Culture and Arts (Stage director & Choreographer). In 2005, he founded the dance company Black O!Range Dance Theatre. In 2009 he graduated Kiev National University of Culture and Arts a MA degree in contemporary dance. Since 2009 has been teaching contemporary dance and dance composition in Kiev State University of Culture and Arts. From 2015 – the head of NGO UA „Contemporary Dance Platform”.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Interaction with a partner through weight balance and attention - spreading the balance, energy and speed. We start practicing exercises with a partner only with the dancers which already well acquainted with a concept of «weight» and it`s shifting in space. Base exercises in a pair will give us understanding how to use hands for interaction and spreading the balance of weight, when a centre of gravity is between partners. All exercises which we do are carried out in moving through the space and require physical endurance, attention and skills.

KÜLLI ROOSNA / Estonia & KENNETH FLAK / Norway
The duo choreographers, dancers Külli Russia (Estonia) and Kenneth Flak (Norway) work together since 2008. Both of them are educated in the Netherlands. Roosna won in 2010 the first prize at the International Modern Dance Festival in Vitebsk, Belarus. Flak received in 2007 the Award „Bessie" (New York Dance and Performance Award). They explore the wide range of issues in the works, where ancient Norse mythology („God Studies", 2008), contemporary culture of the Internet („The Chinese Room", 2010) and even totalitarian regimes („The Wolf Project", 2012) can be found. The basis of all their works are the possibilities and limitations of the dancing body, which is in constant dialogue with digital technologies. Roosna & Flak conduct their activities under the banner of „Responsive Body" at various universities, centers of dance and dance festivals around the world.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
The purpose of the workshop is to increase the sensitivity and physical capacities as well as stimulate the participants’ imagination. We start the workshop with simple exercises to release excess tension, bring up the pulse and build strength and stamina. After this we research how to move economically in more technically complex movement phrases.

ADI WEINBERG / Israel
She has collaborated in the past with Fresco Dance Company and Israeli Opera, as well as took part in many independent projects with choreographers like: Andrea Costanzo Martini, Nadar Rosano, Efrat Rubin, Noa Zuk, Rachel Erdos, Aviv Eveguy ,Deganit Shemi, Yuval Goldstein, Shimrit Golan, Sharon Vaisvaser, Michael Miller. "She received her dance training at the Haifa Program for Professional Dancers and did an apprenticeship in Vertigo Dance Company." During 2013, she won in the 3rd place of the „NO BALLET” competition in Germany with „OffLine”, a duet by Nadar Rosano. Last year, Adi premiered with „LivingLeaving”, her own solo choreography. She created „LivingLeaving” during a residency at MAAT theatre (Center for Culture in Lublin). She is a Shiatsu therapist, Ayurveda-Seed masseur, Pilates instructor, contemporary dancer and a Gaga teacher.

GAGA CLASSES DESCRIPTION

Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the artistic director and choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company (Israel). Gaga is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Company members.
The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement.
Gaga provides a framework for learning and strengthening your body, adding flexibility, stamina and agility while lightening the senses and imagination.
Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination.
The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and It allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.
Gaga has two tracks: Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers.
Gaga/people is open to the general public and available for anyone at any age, without the necessity of previous experience.
Gaga/dancers is open to professional dancers and dance students.

IGOR URZELAI / Hiszpania & MORENO SOLINAS / Włochy
Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas are two are currently Work Place artists at The Place. They started creating collaboratively in 2007 and founded „BLOOM! dance collective” in 2009 and „Igor and Moreno” in 2012. They received a number of awards and recognitions, including the Rudolf Laban Award 2010, top-20 Aerowaves 2011, 2013 and 2015 and an artistic residency at the Prix Jardin D’Europe; most recently they have been nominated for the Total Theatre Awards 2015 and selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival British Council Showcase 2015.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Igor and Moreno’s workshop uses improvisation as a way of encouraging expansive and articulate dancing whilst keeping alert, communicative and connected to the group. It also works on the connection between breath, movement and voice. The workshop is ultimately a context and a chance for Igor and Moreno to share with the local dance community tasks and materials from their current choreographic research.

TF W ENTHOMAS FALK - Germany / Netherlands
He is a dancer/performer, choreographer, dance dramaturge, artistic advisor, coach and teacher, based in the Netherlands. He has worked with numerous choreographers and companies, such as the Hans Hof Ensemble (NL), Jelena Kostic (NL / SRB), Erik Kaiel (USA / NL), MIRA (D), Roosna & Flak (EST / NOR), Arthur Rosenfeld (NL / USA), Klaus Jürgens (D / NL) and André Gingras (CAN / NL). From 2012 until its closing in 2013, he was associate artistic director at Dance Works Rotterdam / André Gingras. He is a member of staff at Codarts Circus Arts Rotterdam since 2012, teaching dance for circus artists, as well as being artistic coach and director of student pieces. He is still performing to this day - if the occasion arises.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION - Partner class
A hands-on class of understanding basic techniques, use of weight, lifting and flying. Learning a number of lifts, ranging from basic to advanced as well as creating own partnering material.

NOÉ SOULIER / Francja
He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, the National Ballet School of Canada, and at PARTS – Brussels, where he graduated from the research cycle in 2010. The same year he received a bachelor degree in philosophy at Nanterre University (Paris X) and he is currently writing his master thesis at La Sorbonne (Paris IV).
In 2010, he was laureate of the first prize of the Danse Élargie competition, organized by Le Théâtre de la Ville – Paris and Le Musée de la Danse – Rennes, with the piece Little Perceptions. He created Idéographie at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers and D’un pays lointain with the Opéra National du Rhin. In 2011-12, he took part in the residency program of Le Palais de Tokyo – Paris: Le Pavillon. In 2014 he has made a creation Corps de Ballet for the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
We will work with actions defined by practical goals, such as hitting, avoiding throwing, grabing, or pushing, in order to obtain different qualities of movement. We will then play with several ways of organizing and presenting these sequences to orient the awareness of the spectator towards different aspects of the movement.

ANATOLY SCHOENFELD / Israel
Born in Kazakhstan but immigrated to Israel in 1994. Studied classical and modern dance at „Bat Dor Beer”, where he graduated in the RAD method. After qualifying dance compagnies throughout the country (Talisman, Knlbn Dance, Dance Theater of Jerusalem, etc…), he also participated in many independent projects. Bachelor of the Dance Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. Scholarship winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation 2008.


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Coordination, flexibility, strength, body awareness, work on the hips, pelvic movement, bone structure parallel movement along the muscle getting accurate work with skeletal muscle rather than compressing. Working with the breath and the weight of the body, working with power, not against it. Strengthen the body through strengthening through the center and less tension and resistance.


KAREN KASTENBAUM / Israel
She is a dancer and festival producer. Was also a member of the Israeli National Gymnastic team (rhythmic gymnastics). Holds a BA in Behavioral Science and Communication.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Base class understanding that the pelvis is the center of gravity to teach the body to work with the center of gravity rather than ignore it. Avoid collecting energy up to allow her to be present and balanced throughout the body. We learn to give and receive the weight, I'm learning to accept first of all the weights, the significance of making my own weight and how I put my weight to the other and how to get the weight of the other.

EMANUELLE BOG'AR (France / Israel)
Has been part of the young professional dance course for 10 years in the National Choreographic Center o Carolyn Carlson in France. Since 2007 she studied for 2 years in Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria, with intensive courses of modern, improvisation, choreography, theater and yoga. In 2010 got a Dance teacher diploma in Paris and worked with different French choreographers. In 2012 decided to immigrate to Israel. Started to dance with the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Dance Company in December 2013. Has been recognized as an ‘excellent artist’ by the Artist department of the Olim Hadashim.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Coordination and movement allowing the flow connection, through working with the weight of the body and his joints ("energy awareness"). The class is based on current repertoire of Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal company.

ANAÍSA LOPES / Portugal
In 2012 she finished her Degree in Contemporary Dance at Lisbon Escola Superior de Dança. She also holds a drawing degree from Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (2000) and a degree in graphic design from Restart (2007). Graduated in Architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura in 2007. Hip Hop, House, Breakdance, Waacking, Vogue are only some of the styles she operates in. She still tries to develop her skills all over the world: New York, Paris, Vien, London. Starts teaching in 2006. That same year she created the female crew of Hip Hop „ButterflieSoulflow". Presented her first creation „Corpo (i)lógico" at Festival de Criadores Emergentes. In 2012 starts the project „Orchidaceae Urban Tribal”. As a performer in Contemporary Dance worked with Kwenda Lima, Joana Antunes, Filipa Francisco, Marco Ferreira, Tiago Guedes, Ricardo Ambrózio and Victor Hugo Pontes.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Hu(r)mano’s repertoire explores, in unusual and vibrant ways, connections between contemporary and urban dance techniques and languages.
Hu(r)mano is characterized by an urban dance vocabulary, playing with the constant tension between the "human me" and the "urban we".
It is centered in a collective “human urban movement”; a movement in constant search for the meaning and value of dance, resulting in a mutant and abstract form.

MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA / Portugal
Marco began his dance career in 2004. Since then he has worked with: Companhia de Dança do Norte, Companhia Tok'art, Companhia Instável. In 2012, Marco performed in Hofesh Shechter's project Shelters; Victor Hugo Pontes' projects Rendez-vous and A strange land. He won Eurobattle 2009 in the „New Style" category and also won the TV show So you think you can dance - Portugal.
As a choreographer, he premiered his first solo Nevoeiro 21 in Palcos Instáveis at Campo Alegre theatre in 2012. In May 2013 Marco premiered the award winning piece „Réplica...éplica...éplica”, a site-specific solo dance work.


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
Hu(r)mano’s repertoire explores, in unusual and vibrant ways, connections between contemporary and urban dance techniques and languages.
Hu(r)mano is characterized by an urban dance vocabulary, playing with the constant tension between the "human me" and the "urban we".
It is centered in a collective “human urban movement”; a movement in constant search for the meaning and value of dance, resulting in a mutant and abstract form.

VÍTOR FONTES / Portugal
Dancer since 1998, artistic director and choreographer of All About Dance Company and All About Dance Troupe since 2000, managing partner and director of All About Dance Academy since 2001 and director of Hip Hop International Portugal (JVJ-Events Ltd). Has a Master Degree in Sports Management (2010) and Bachelor Degree in Sport and Physical Education by FADEUP (2003). As a choreographer and dancer participated in numerous creations, including an award winning piece „Urban Ballets" (international art project for Imaginarius 2013).

WORKSHOPS DESCRIPTION
Hu(r)mano’s repertoire explores, in unusual and vibrant ways, connections between contemporary and urban dance techniques and languages.
Hu(r)mano is characterized by an urban dance vocabulary, playing with the constant tension between the "human me" and the "urban we".
It is centered in a collective “human urban movement”; a movement in constant search for the meaning and value of dance, resulting in a mutant and abstract form.