Adrien Ouaki studied at the Académie Internationale De La Danse in Paris, graduating at the age of 21. He perfects his knowledge of contemporary dance by participating in workshops with choreographers such as Hofesh Shechter, Wim Vandekeybus, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite…
During the last few years he has worked for several companies and productions in France and abroad: “1789” by Giuliano Peparini, Ezio Schiavulli Company, at the Théâtre du Châtelet with Raphael Boitel, at the Dutch National Opera with Itzik Galili and in Belgium for the last project of Franco Dragone & Giuliano Peparini “The Nutcracker”.
He is also passionate about directing and staging. He has directed his own short films such as “Dust Of Life”, “Contact”, “The Line” and his latest “Wild”, which have been shown at festivals around the world: San Francisco, Paris, Santiago (Chile), London, Lisbon, Valencia (Spain), Salt Lake City (Utah), Thessaloniki, Helsinki and Bucharest.
Dust Of Life has been part of the audiovisual library of the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem for the past 4 years. The Line will receive the Best Film Award at the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2017 and Wild will receive the Best Choreography Award at the Utah Dance Film Festival 2018 and in September 2018 he is invited to be part of the jury of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2018.
Almog Loven is a professional dancer, teacher and therapist from Israel. He holds a degree in Psychology and Humanities from The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem where he focused on the study of Chronic Pain and Psychological Flexibility.
Almog is currently the European ambassador of the Ilan Lev Method, alongside giving Weightlessness seminars around the world. His practice is influenced by his study of Tai Chi, Axis Syllabus, the Release technique and principles offered by Moshe Feldenkrais.
Andrea Costanzo Martini
Andrea Costanzo Martini was born and raised in Italy, where he received his first education in contemporary dance and ballet. At the age of 19 he moved to Munich, Germany where he attended the Heinz-Bosl Stiftung Ballet Akademien, and in 2004 he began his professional career as a ballet dancer in the Aalto Staats Theater Essen.
In 2006 he joined the Batsheva Ensemble and 2 years later moved to the main company. During these years he performed extensively the repertoire of Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal, and he began his activity as Gaga teacher and choreographer through the Batsheva Dancers Create program of the company.
He later joined the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm where for two years he performed the repertoire of Benoit Lachambre, Alexander Ekman, Crystal Pite, Jefta Van Dinter and Tillman O’Donnel. He created a work for six men of the company, For men only, which was presented at the Moderna Dans Theater in Stockholm, and he participated in the solo program of Deborah Hay – This empty stage an ocean.
In 2012 Andrea moved back to Israel where he joined the Inbal Pinto Dance Company and started creating his own works. In 2013 he was awarded first prize for both dance and choreography at the International Stuttgart Solo Competition for the solo work What Happened in Torino. Since then the piece has toured extensively.
In November 2014, thanks to the support of the Zurich Tanzahaus, the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, and Teiva Theater, he presented a new work named Tropical in Pavillon Noir Aix en Provence. He later created a solo version of the work, Trop, presented at the MAAT festival Lublin in December 2014 and later in Gothenburg, Sweden in April 2015. He also started an ongoing collaboration with the artists of Primal Arena, an Israeli Music Duo working on drum and electronics. Recently Andrea presented a new duet called VOGLIOVOGLIA at the Italian festival Teatro a Corte, premiered on July 18, 2015. In August 2015 the extended version of Trop* was presented in Israel at the Intimadance Festival. Soon afterwards, in October 2015, the work What Happened in Torino was awarded the audience prize at the MAS DANZA competition in Gran Canaria.
Parallel to this Andrea continues his activity as teacher (Gaga and improvisation) in Israel and abroad. He regularly teaches Gaga classes at Suzanne Dellal in Tel Aviv and at the Vertigo Studio in Jerusalem. He has taught Gaga and improvisation for companies such as Batsheva Dance Company and Ensemble, Cullberg Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, and for the students of DOCH (Stockholm), Gaaton (Israel), NOD (Italy), Zurich Tanzhaus and many more.
Andrea Hackl is based in Holland and Austria. She works internationally as a choreographer, dancer, teacher and video artist.
She appreciates the power and poetry of dance in all its physical reality. His work is above all a celebration of life. His artistic practices and research are inspired by hybridization, collaborative alchemy and interdisciplinary work. Her understanding of dance and movement is formed and enriched by conventional techniques such as somatic or sensory work.
In collaboration with researchers, she has created work on the theme of the relationship between human nature and has produced various dance films that have been presented at international film festivals. She explores the medium of installation and hybrid installation performance.
Andrea has danced for companies and choreographers such as Jasper van Luijk/SHIFFT (@Korzo Productions), Cascade Dance Theater, Emanuel Gat Dance, United C, Suzy Blok and has toured major venues and festivals around the world. His own work has been presented internationally in Europe/Scandinavia, North and Central America, Southeast Asia and India.
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In recent years, Andrea has taught at various festivals and in a variety of studios and production companies throughout Europe and beyond including: K3 Tanzplan Hamburg, TREenit!Ry Tampere Finland, HJS Amsterdam, Micadanses Paris, LARVA Guadalajara Mexico, TROIS CL Luxembourg, marameo Berlin, Natya Ballet Center New Delhi India, Avayava Dance Festival Pune India, ZAIK Quartier am Hafen Cologne, LaborGras Berlin, Tipperary Dance Festival Ireland.
Born in Gross-Umstadt, Germany, Anne Jung started rhythmic gymnastics as a child, only to compete in Europe, at the World Championships and at the Olympic Games. She then trained as a dancer at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Cologne.
Thanks to a scholarship from the NRW Foundation, she joined the ballettmainz where she became a member of Pascal Touzeau’s ensemble from 2009 to 2013. In addition, she works with Jacopo Godani, Georg Reischl and Didy Veldman. She joined the Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in 2014, and performs in the works of Marco Goecke, Paul Lightfoot, Sol León, Ji?í Kylián, Medhi Walerski, Mats Ek and Franck Chartier.
She has been a member of the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company since 2017.
Bénédicte Le Lay
Choreographer, actress and performer.
Since her childhood, Bénédicte has been initiated to artistic activities of different disciplines in Belgium.
It is at Dartington College of Arts, in England that she specifically trains herself in collective creations, site-specific performances and multidisciplinary processes.
Bénédicte works on a snapshot that oscillates between mastery and letting go, between rhetorical language and dancing scream. Bénédicte works “in reaction” with her body as a playground. Her creations take on transversal artistic forms. The sound illustration and the object still exist out of necessity. Bénédicte works with poetry, love, humour, pleasure, strength and with everything that escapes her.
After collaborating as a performer and actress in France and abroad for dance/theatre companies and musical projects, she has been presenting since 2014 her first choreographic, theatrical and sound piece “Si Camille avait dansé”, inspired by the life of Camille Claudel.
In 2015, she was welcomed in residence at Mains d’Oeuvres with the support of Arcadi as part of the Fonds de soutien à l’initiative et à la recherche.
She is currently creating “En apnée”, a project that deals, in the form of choreographic episodes, with everything that escapes us. This project is supported by SPEDIDAM.
This project is supported by SPEDIDAM.
Bénédicte is also a stage coach for musicians, an expert in “body awareness and stage space” for Le Chantier des Francofolies de la Rochelle, FGO-BARBARA, FAIR, le Studio des Variétés, Ca Balance (Belgium)…
Caroline comes from Laval in Normandy, she discovered dance in Saint Nazaire with Nadine Husson, in the Studio 1 school. She continues her training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Paris, (CNSMDP) in the contemporary dance section. It was there that she met the Israeli choreographer of the Batsheva company, Ohad Naharin. She left for Israel after graduating from the Conservatory. After two years in the junior company, she joined the main company in 2001 and will be an interpreter for Ohad Naharin for 10 years.
During this period, she also worked with choreographers Mats Ek, Sharon Eyal, Paul Selwyn Norton, Yasmeen Goder, Ronit Ziv, Yossi Berg. She will be the company’s repeater for one year, and will become a certified teacher of Ohad Naharin’s language movement, the GAGA.
In 2009, she left the company and went to teach Batsheva’s repertoire in companies around the world (Finland, Scotland, Holland, Sweden).
In parallel to her artistic career, she studied Ilan Lev’s method of therapy. (method similar to that of Feldenkrais). Since 2010, she has been collaborating on the projects of the Maria Kong troupe, based in Tel Aviv. Based in France since 2017, she teaches Gaga technique and Ohad Naharin’s repertoire throughout the world.
Delphine dances and choreographs in projects in France and abroad.
She trained in the search for Ohad Naharin’s movement, the Gaga at the Batsheva Dance Company between 2016 and 2018 and is a certified Gaga Teacher.
Delphine has been creating and dancing in plays and performances since 2004, she has danced with Kolben Dance Company in Jerusalem; co-written and performed a solo with Tsaphira Stern Assal for the movement for women in Jerusalem, in Blanche Neige at the Théâtre Monfort choreographed by Kaori Ito and in Beytna by the Maqamat Company in partnership with the 104.
She has participated in the writing of Pièces d’Ambra Senatore at the CCN de Nantes and in the creation of Frôlons de James Thierrée at the Opéra Garnier.
She recently joined the Collectif You can call me page at the DAF Festival in Geneva and the Compagnie Tango Sumo in Paris.
Holder of a Master’s degree, a Master’s degree in Dance Therapist and creating personal and collective projects, Delphine is a guest artist to mount creative and choreographic immersion projects at La Villette, Le Carreau du temple and for the Autumn Festival. She is also invited to various institutions and companies such as the Théâtre de Chaillot and the Ballet de Lorraine.
Formed at the scene, Georgia puts the game at the heart of her practice.
Georgia is a classical dancer, actress and director. She places at the heart of her work the search for a dialogue and an harmony between the body and the mind. After six years Vinyassa yoga practice, she completes her Haltha yoga teacher training in 2014. Kindness and curiosity! – is her motto.
Her daily mantra ‘Advance, learn and do not look back’.
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“What I like about my workshops is that they allow you to get back to your relationship with the world, with what’s essential. All day long you take tensions, when you take the subway, when you go to work … It’s a space to feel good and to get sensations.“
Grégoire Malandin studied dance at the Académie Internationale de la Danse and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon. Since then he has worked with various choreographers such as Wim Vandekeybus (Ultima Vez) or Giuliano Peparini (choreographer of Franco Dragon).
Floorwork & improvisation workshop from 6th to 10th of April 2020 – 10:00 am > 1:00 pm | Noces Studio – Micadanses
Duration: 3h – Audience: Professional dancers, dancers in training, advanced amateur performing artists
Grégoire Malandain’s workshop will offer in-depth floorwork and exploration in space. He will transmit technical crossings from the floor to the jump through the fall by exploring different qualities of movement.
Originally from Paris, Grégoire Malandin studied dance at the International Academy of Dance and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon. Since then he has worked with various choreographers such as Wim Vandekeybus (Ultima Vez), Giuliano Peparini (Franco Dragon’s choreographer), Marion Matin (Fashion Freak Show – Jean Paul Gauthier).
Dancer, certified yoga teacher, movement workshop leader.
After my studies, I taught French in Siberia and when I returned to France, I also came back to my first love and passion: movement. I relied on my former experiences of being a dance student and a yoga practitioner to start over again in Paris. Since then, I have been taking contemporary, ballet dance, gaga or yoga classes on a daily basis.
In 2018 I went to Montreal where I completed my Hatha yoga training. I currently teach yoga and lead movement workshops, where I combine contemporary dance, yoga and meditation.
Hillel Kogan tirelessly pursues his status as a complete artist: choreographer, dancer, playwright and teacher. Since 2006, Kogan has been creating for dance companies.
From 1996 to 2005, Kogan focused on short creations and was commissioned to create for the National Ballet of Portugal, or the Muza Dance company, for the Shades of Dance Festival at the Suzanne Dellal Center, among others.
In 2009, he was invited to join the Association of Israeli Choreographers. He has participated in the Curtain Up Festival launched by the Minister of Culture of Israel many times. He has presented Taki Take One (with Yossi Berg and Inbal Yaacobi, 2006), After the Bolero (2007), Everything (2009) and Obscene Gesture (2011). Kogan’s repertoire includes long works such as The Rite of Spring (2011) and We Love Arabs (2013), which were commissioned by the Festival du Théâtre Intimadance. We Love Arabs has received numerous awards and recognition in Israel and internationally. This work continues to be performed in Israel and abroad, notably in New York, Portland, Munich, Budapest and Prague, in three versions: Hebrew, English and French. It is performed until October 8, 2017 at the Théâtre du Rond Point. This work received the Landau Prize of the Israeli lottery in 2015. Kogan was awarded the title of Choreographer of Hope by the Circle of Israeli Critics in 2013, and Choreographer of Hope by Tanz magazine in 1999 and 2014.
For her choreographies, Kogan also received the Yair Shapira Award in 2010 and the Teva Prize in Dance in 2009.
In 2015, he was appointed co-artistic director of the Curtain Up Festival.
Kogan attended Thelma Yelin High School. He continued his dance studies at the Bat Dor Studio in Tel Aviv and the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York, thanks to the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation scholarship.
He made his debut as a dancer with Bikurei Machol in 1990, then with the Batsheva Ensemble in 1996, Nomades de Suisse in 1998 and the Gulbenkian Ballet of Portugal (1999¬- 2005).
Kogan has worked as a dancer, choreographer, collaborator and playwright with Renana Raz, Dana Ruttenberg, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf among others, and has a high profile on the Israeli art scene. Kogan danced as a guest with the Batsheva Dance Company. In 2005, Kogan was offered the position of assistant choreographer to Ohad Naharin. This is how he worked with the Batsheva Ensemble and many other foreign troops. In parallel,
Kogan is an active member of the dance communities in Israel and internationally as an independent choreographer.
Kogan teaches Gaga, its repertoire and that of its collaborators, as well as contemporary dance.
He has taught courses for the Norwegian company Carte Blanche,
Gauthier Dance in Germany, IT Danza in Spain, and many others. Kogan also teaches at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Hillel Kogan writes articles on dance for Maakaf and Machol Achshav magazines.
Trained at the University of Dance in Saint Petersburg, then at the Rick Odums Professional Institute in Paris, Ioulia Plotnikova has worked with Carolyn Carlson, Claude Brumachon, Blanca Li, Geraldine Armstrong and James Thiérrée, whom she joined for Tabac Rouge.
She creates performances for Gucci, Tiffany and L’Etoile. Work as a choreographer and performer for exhibitions by Jean Paul Goude or for films by Nils Tavernier.
She has been creating her own choreographies since 2006.
She received the Young Circus Europe Talent Prize in 2008 and in 2011 the Choreography Prize and the Audience Prize at the International Solo-Tanz-Teather Festival in Stuttgart.
Ioulia collaborates with other artists such as Didier Manuel Otomo, Bénédicte Le Lay and is part of the artist collective L’Horizon in La Rochelle.
James Graham is a choreographer, dancer and teacher in San Francisco.
James Graham Dance Theatre presents James Graham’s work but also shows the work of other artists. JGDT has recently been presented at ODC Theatre, Micadanses in Paris, UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Playhouse, Bates College, Daegu International Festival in South Korea, Nourse Theatre and Davies Symphony Hall (commissioned by San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus) at the University of Calgary, Canada, Dominican University, National Queer Arts Festival, Kunst-Stoff Arts, Too Much! Festival, Judson Church Movement Research, Joe Goode Annex, Kennesaw State University, The Ohio State University, HeART of Market Festival, San Francisco City Hall Rotunda, and in Goldn Gate Park National A.I.D.S Mmorial Grove.
Graham was a Mentee choreographer for Margaret Jenkins’ CHIME program in 2018. In 2017, he received an IZZIE for “Outstanding Performance as an Ensemble” with Sébastien Grubb for their performance in “Homeroom de JGDT.
In 2015, he received IZZIE again for “Outstanding Achievement in Performance for an Individual” and was nominated the same year for an IZZIE Outstanding Choreograph category for JDGT’s “Guilty Survivor”.
In 2007, Graham went to Israel to study Gaga with a scholarship from Kathryn Karipides in Modern Dance. He was chosen by Ohad Naharin (Batsheva Danse Company) to be a certified Gaga teacher and to participate in the international Gaga teacher training program.
He has taught Gaga courses on the West Coast and Midwestern United States, but also in France, Canada, South Korea, Germany, Sweden, Thailand, Greece and Israel. He has been invited to teach at Orbelin College, Dennison University, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Reed College, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Ohio State University, University of San Francisco, California State University East Bay, College of Marin, and at SF Clown Conservatory. He is a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley and the Dominican University of California/LINES BFA Program, and teaches the Gaga.
Graham also teaches choreography, performance and participates in Gaga workshops around the world throughout the year.
He received an M.F.A. in dance from Ohio State University in 2010, focusing on performance, choreography and video. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2005 with a B.A. in Theatre, Dance and Performance. He is a member of Lisa Wymore & Sheldon Smith’s Disappearing Acts and Joe Goode Performance Group.
Karine Ledoyen is choreographer and artistic director of the company Danse K par K, which she founded in 2005 in Quebec City (Canada). She studied at L’École de danse de Québec and began her career in France as an apprentice with the Grenoble-based companies 47/49 by choreographer François Veyrunes and D.I.T. by choreographer Robert Seyfried.
Back in Quebec, she is one of the choreographers who participated in the development and consolidation of contemporary dance in Quebec City in the early 2000s. Karine Ledoyen is recognized for her ardour, dynamism and structuring projects. In 2006, she received the François Samson prize awarded by the Quebec City Council of Culture in recognition of her work and commitment.
She initiates original event projects, including the popular Osez! concept presented on various wharves in Quebec and Europe between 2002 and 2010. The project Osez! has had a significant impact on the development and democratization of dance in Quebec.
It is involved in numerous multidisciplinary collaborations and has been involved in more than twenty productions in all disciplines over the past fifteen years. She has collaborated with a number of leading figures in the Quebec theatre community, including Alexandre Fecteau, Daniel Danis, Anne-Marie Olivier, Gill Champagne, Kevin Mc Koy, Véronique Côté and Jean-Philippe Joubert. In 2016, she begins a reflection on her artistic practice as part of a Master’s degree with dissertation (M.A.) at Université Laval in the Literature, Performing and Screen Arts program.
Lève un peu les bras company
Founded in 2010 by Paul Canestraro and Clément Le Disquay, the company Lève Un Peu Les Bras is the result of a meeting between two enthusiasts of physical and sports activities.
The universe of Lève Un Peu Le Bras is based on freedom of movement. The gestures, influenced by the practice of sports, are above all guided by human relations and the pleasure of dancing with others. Their artistic vocabulary has been enriched by the demanding body techniques they have experimented throughout their sports and choreographic training.
Since 2015, the company’s shows and performances have been widely distributed in France, Europe and abroad.
Graduates of a MASTER 2 in Sciences and Techniques of Physical and Sports Activities, Paul and Clément are particularly interested in pedagogical transmission, which plays a decisive role in the Company’s dynamics.
Workshop from 14th to 17th of april 2020 – 2:00pm > 5:00pm | Carreau du Temple Gymnasium
Duration: 3h – Public: Good physical condition required
The company’s choreographic language is at the crossroads of styles: contemporary, hiphop, parkour, acrobatics, vertical dance. A culture of movement where language is the body and language is movement.
We will offer you spaces for research and creativity in floor work, partnering, offbeat (burlesque) gestures and acrobatic movements.
Come to enrich your gestures by the contribution of an adaptability of the body. We will seek to develop individual creativity from playful and collective situations.
We try, we surpass ourselves, we adapt, we help each other, we move, we laugh and we move forward!
On the program : Games, Dance/movement, Balance, Indoor Parkour, Acrobatics, Meditation, Breathing.
The objective is to try out other disciplines, other practices, and to allow oneself to imagine one’s own way…in movement.
Lito & Knut
Lito was born in 1990 in Athens, Greece.
In 2012 she completed her studies in the Department of Educational Science in Early Childhood Education at the University of Patras and in 2016 she graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with studies in Contemporary Dance.
Right after her graduation, Lito started performing for the “Nieuw Muziektheater Brasschaat and at the same time, she joined the Impro Company 2017 that is established in Antwerp and accomplished several showings. She was invited to join the circus “SIDE-SHOW” Company for their new creation “Spiegel im Spiegel” with numerous residencies and performances around Belgium.
It should also be mentioned her work as assistant choreographer of the “Unités/Nomade” company for the performance “Exodos” under the dramaturgical guidance of Michel Bernard (2017).
Furthermore, since 2017 as part of the the Trio “Zooplahop” (company cie “Eau-dela danse”), is accomplishing circus – dance interactive performances for children (Belgium, Germany and Greece).
Recently she is collaborating with Maja Zimmerlin/ Odos company as performer and co- creator on the duet “Rising dragon, redbird flying / premiere October 2019, Paris – ZOA festival and with Luke Jessop/ Ion Tribe company as a performer for the duet “The Red Queen”, Belgium.
Knut is a dancer and performer born in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1988. He completed his studies in contemporary dance performance at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm in 2013. After graduating he’s performed in pieces by a number of international and Swedish choreographers and directors. To mention some; since 2014 he’s touring pieces by Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek (RootlessRoot) produced by the Czech DOT504 Dance Company, and 2016 – 2018 he premiered and toured with In Spite of Wishing and Wanting – Revival, by Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus).
Choreographer and performer, Marion began dancing and playing the cello at an early age. Graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (CNSMDP) in 2012, she went to New York to dance with Diego Funes and Samsam Yung, then to Norway and Greenland (Ruth Montgomery Anderson), and Quebec City (Karine Ledoyen and Maryse Damecour). More recently, Marion has been dancing with the Elément company in Nantes, the Arcosm company and the P.A.S company (Emmanuelle Grangier) since October 2016. Marion creates her company in 2015: the SOSPESO Company.
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Maya Tamir, born in 1991. Danced in Batsheva ensemble and company, since then also teaching gaga. Studied in the choreography department of SNDO in Amsterdam. Ilan lev practitioner, practice and teaching yoga as well as working with choreographers in Israel and abroad- Keren Levi, Lilach Livne, Iris Erez, Doris Uhlich, Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof. Dance-web scholarship winner of 2017
Born in Israel in 1982, based in Brussels, Meytal Blanaru is a dancer, choreographer and the founder of FATHOM HIGH. Since 2008 with the creation of her first solo, LILLY, she has been developing a personal research in movement that profoundly changes the way she moves and perceives the body. Starting from the Feldenkrais method, her curiosity to create a fusion between Feldenkrais and dance led her to slowly build a very specific body practice that she named FATHOM HIGH.
In 2011, she created a second solo, AURORA, which was selected by the prestigious AEROWAVES platform and has been touring continuously since (2011 – 2018) throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In 2014, she assists Damien Jalet in YAMA – a creation for the Scottish Dance Theater. In 2015, she created SAND, a piece for ten young dancers, commissioned by the Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy. Followed by ANITYA, a piece for eight young dancers, created in 2017, commissioned by the DanscentrumJette / Danske platform.
In 2018, Meytal created his new group play WE WERE THE FUTURE, selected for the CDCN co-production, which offers him a vast theatre network in France that supports and schedules his play for the 2018/2019 season. She then created HOME, a choreography for twenty-six young dancers at the Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy. As an interpreter, Meytal has worked and collaborated with Samuel Lefeuvre/Groupe Entorse, Lisi Estaras/Ls Ballets C de la B, Damien Jalet/Eastman Dance Company, Roberto Olivan, Clara Furey & Martin Kilvady.
Meytal is also certified to be a teacher of the Feldenkrais method. She is dedicated to promoting this method in the dance community. For this reason, she regularly participates in FATHOM HIGH workshops, with the aim of raising awareness and bringing the potential of the Feldenkrais method and neuro plasticity to the dance field. She also teaches in various schools such as the Experimental Academy of Dance in Salzburg, P.A.R.T.S, Charleroi-Danses, DanscentrumJette and other schools in Europe, Canada, the United States and Israel.
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After completing her studies as a physiotherapist, Mirjam studied dance at London Contemporary Dance School until 2006. She then joined the New Generation Dance Company in Egypt and choreographed a Solo during an interdisciplinary collaboration at the Théâtre Aarau in Switzerland. Before joining the Gaga Teacher training program in 2011, she danced in the musical Rent in Switzerland.
In 2015, she danced in Jesus Christ Superstar and this year she was the assistant choreographer for Evita. Mirjam teaches Gaga in Israel, Switzerland and Germany.
Mourad Bouayad born in Paris in 1990, son of Azzedine Bouayad, actor and Martine Harmel, choreographer.
He discovered Hip-Hop dance with Dominique Lesdema, contemporary dance in Larrio Ekson’s classes, both teachers at the DARC workshop in Châteauroux in which he has been involved since childhood.
After a university degree in Biology, he joined the CNDC in Angers and graduated in 2015.
Then he began a freelance career that led him to work with European and Israeli choreographers such as Dominique Lisette, Laura Scozzi, Hillel Kogan, Ido Feder, Eyal Dadon and Roy Assaf. In 2017 he joined the prestigious Batsheva Ensemble, directed by Ohad Naharin.
He is trained in Movement Research called Gaga and becomes a certified teacher in 2018.
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Natalia Vallebona is an artist of Italian origin, daughter of the Belgian contemporary movement.
Director, choreographer and performer, specialist in floorwork, she combines the power of breakdance with the fluidity and technique of contemporary dance. These artistic experiences help her to open the door to a way of “being on stage” that is characterized by a powerful, multi-dimensional body, where the risk taken, the fragility and the concept of exposure create a reality that goes towards a surrealist imaginary, full of ambiguities and suggestions for the audience that Natalia likes to call a “punk and poetic” imaginary.
Since 2013 she leads the collective Poetic Punkers, currently on tour with the latest creation “Where flowers fade” and with her solo “MissXX”.
From 2011 she gives research seminars between Italy, Belgium, France and the Netherlands (Guest Choreographer Codarts 2019 ).
As a performer she is on tour with the solo “Horror Vacui” C&C company.
Since 2016 he has been working as a performer and assistant choreographer for the company Balletto Civile di Michela Lucenti.
Tanya Lazebnik et la compagnie INOSBADAN
The INOSBADAN company was born in 2012, under the impetus of Tanya Lazebnik, a state-certified dance teacher and a dancer and performer. She is the artistic director and choreographer of this company. Linking contemporary dance and dance flight, she creates in collaboration with artists from diverse backgrounds: singers, musicians, painters, visual artists, video artists, and photographers.
The arrival of the halyard in 2013 was another major stage for the company. It is now part of its means of transport, which makes it move daily.
For the past three years, Tanya has been leading suspension dance workshops with a member of the company, in Paris (Micadanses), at the Conservatoire de Jazz de Boulogne Billancourt, at the Chauffoir in Châteauroux, and at the AKDT festival in Belgium. The material having aroused great interest from dancers, circus performers, gymnasts and acrobats, the company is more and more in demand to export these workshops in structures in France and abroad.
Tanya also teaches Floorwork courses in the form of workshops in training centres and schools, and was a jury member in competitions in Vichy and Lyon. In 2016 the company enters in residence for its first creation Răscoala (“uprising” in Romanian) presented at the Jean Vilar Theatre in Marly Le Roi. VOLTS the current play, which is an extension and evolution of it, premiered at the Cirque Électrique on September 21 and 22, 2018, and continued its journey, notably at the Théâtre de Thionville, on November 27 (1000-place gauge). A tour is planned for the end of 2019-2020.
The company also works with directors such as Charlotte Audureau (photographer and videographer) associated with the company for the photographs of VOLTE and the teaser Rascoala, Valentin Bécouze (director) for the video VOLTE, Liven (photographer and director) for the short film FALL, Louise Abbou for the film Alter Ego, Julien Vaugelade for the Clip Wish you were here from Revisiting Grappelli by violinist Mathias Levy, and Laurent Bécot Ruiz photographer for the company.
It is with the support of the General Council of the Puy de Dôme and Noir Puma Department that Inosbadan continues to raise its voice for ongoing projects.
Thibaut Eiferman is a choreographer and dancer living and working in Paris.
Thibaut was born in Paris and moved to the United States at the age of 6. He was classically trained at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of the American Ballet Theater in New York City.
He then joined Ballet BC in Vancouver, Canada and toured nationally and internationally, performing works by acclaimed choreographers William Forsythe, Jacopo Godani, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and Medhi Walerski.
In 2014 he relocated to Los Angeles to join Ate9 Dance Company under the direction of Danielle Agami, with whom he developed his understanding of Gaga, Ohad Naharin’s movement research. During three years he embarked on an eclectic artistic journey, leading him from local art galleries to the Hollywood Bowl, as Ate9 became an internationally-recognized force in dance.
Invited to join the Batsheva Ensemble in Israel, he performed Naharin’s most renowned works and toured extensively.
In Tel Aviv he initiated his first choreographic project H H H. Since its premiere, H H H was awarded First Place at Machol Shalem International Choreography Competition in Jerusalem as well as the Critics Prize in the 33rd edition of the Hannover International Choreography Competition of 2019.
Thibaut is a certified teacher of Gaga, teaching most notably at the Paris Opera Ballet.
Uri Shafir was born in 1983 and is an actor, dancer, and performance maker. He graduated from Alon High School of Arts and MASPA (Matteh Asher School of Performing Arts) in Kibbutz Ga’aton.
As an actor, Uri participated in different plays in Israeli theatres such as Habima Theatre, Beit Lessin Theatre, and independent fringe productions. As a dancer, he worked in Batsheva Ensemble (2007-2010) and with various Israeli choreographers: Yasmeen Godder, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Dana Ruttenberg, Renana Raz, and Maya Levy & Anando Mars.
As a choreographer/performance maker, he created in different platforms in Israel such as Macholohet festival, New Dance Festival (Hazira), and more.
Uri teaches Gaga and Ohad Naharin’s repertory in Israel and abroad.
Véronique Weil’s career as a dancer has been marked by the seal of fidelity, that is to say, of deepening: she worked for 20 years, from 1997 to 2007, for the choreographer Olivier Bodin, who is also an eminent professor of contemporary dance. At the same time, working with choreographers using new technologies, she has been involved in multimedia projects, trained in DTP, and created visuals for musicians and music labels. A regular performer since 2005 for choreographers such as Françoise Tartinville, Sylvie Le Quéré or Catherine Massiot, her encounter with Myriam Gourfink in 2009 is essential: deep gestures become essential to her, the practice of yoga helps her to explore her strength and her body, what she is capable of and what she wants; she has been affiliated to the Foundation for Shamanic Studies since 2016, and has been studying at the French School of Yoga since 2017.
Wies Van Houplines
Wies comes from Mechelen in Belgium, she trained at the professional ballet school “Koninklijke Balletschool Antwerpen” in Belgium from 2001 to 2004 and then at the professional ballet school in Krakow: Krakowska Fundacja Kultury Baletowey in Poland between 2004 and 2007.
Wies then pursued graduate studies for a Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, which she completed in 2010.
She then went on to apprentice with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel. Between 2011 and 2012, she follows the Gaga Teacher programme with Ohad Naharin. In 2013 she returns again to the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp for an additional bachelor’s degree in Dance Education.
Wies has worked and coöperated as a dancer and choreographer for various projects and as a dance model at the Academy of Visual Arts in Mechelen.
Since 2012, Wies has given workshops and courses in Paris, Tel Aviv, Munich, Budapest, Antwerp…as a Gaga teacher as well as with her own choreographic work and tools for improvisation and composition.
Since her arrival in the United States in 2017, she has taught Gaga at Mason Gross/Rutgers University, Yoga Gratitude at Princeton and the Soma Center in Highland Park, USA and continues to give workshops in Europe.
Xanthe van Opstal
Xanthe is a former Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT) and Batsheva dancer, born in 1992 in the Netherlands, and studied at Codarts, Rotterdam Dance Academy.
She was a dancer with Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT), and worked with leading choreographers, amongst them are Marco Goecke, Johan Inger, Paul Lightfoot, Sol Leon, and others. She joined Batsheva in 2016. Xanthe is a certified Gaga teacher
Yael Cibulski (1988) holds a bachelor’s degree in dance from the Codarts University for the Arts in Rotterdam/The Netherlands (2007-2011), and is a former member of the Vertigo Dance Company in Israel (2011-2015). Additionally, Yael is a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner from The Feldenkrais Method Training Program of Ruty Bar in Tel-Aviv/Israel.Since 2015 Yael is freelancing working as a dancer (with choreographers such as Idan Sharabi, Jasmine Ellis and Dunja Jocic), as a teacher teaching her method and master-classes all year around the world at different academies, companies and privet courses for professional dancers.
As well as a choreographer based in Berlin/Germany and travels around the world creating for different projects.Collaborations and the continuity in development and change in, are the basic leading principles throughout Yael’s approach to movement and dance. It is a constant search of an own genuine original touch.