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.
Performer, choreographer, dance teacher and certified GAGA teacher based in Cologne.
Ale was born in Paraguay, and is currently living in Cologne, Germany. After her training in classical ballet and Contemporary Dance in Asunción, she joined the National Ballet of Paraguay in 1999. With the company she performed for 9 years nationally and internationally working with various choreographers. In 2011, she finished her MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University and in 2012 she became a Certified Gaga Teacher in Israel.
Ale has received several awards, including the UNESCO Scholarship, and the FULBRIGHT Scholarship.
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.
SHARE HIS PRACTICE OF DANCE AND MOVEMENT:
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.
I was born in Barcelona, and got my first dance education at Madó’s Dance School in my hometown near the city. In 2001 I moved to Switzerland to study at the École-Atelier Rudra Béjart in Lausanne. After dancing for Stadttheater Bern, I moved to Israel to join the Ensemble Batsheva. After that I danced with Israeli Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company.I relocated to Barcelona in 2012 as a freelancer where I dance with La Veronal, teach Gaga internationally, and study psychology at the Catalonian Open University UOC. I am also an Ilan Lev certified practitioner.In 2017 I received the Institut del Teatre choreographic award “Premi de Dansa Institut del teatre” for my work Moaré which premiered at Grec festival in Barcelona and received final nominations at the MAX awards, Premis de la Crítica and Premis Butaca. In 2019 I received the best female dancer award at Premis Butaca for my performance in Pasionaria from La Veronal.
WORKSHOP We will start the day with an hour and a half warm up built upon the tools we use to generate movement in La Veronal in order to get the body and the mind ready and equipped to dive into the second part of the workshop where we will explore some of the company’s repertoire.
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.
La chorégraphe israélienne Danielle Agami dépasse les attentes. Son leadership unique et sa capacité à cultiver l’excellence chez les autres l’ont amenée au premier rang de sa profession. Après avoir dansé pendant 8 ans avec la Batsheva Dance Company où elle a été nommée directrice des répétitions de 2007 à 2010, Agami a mis en scène le travail d’Ohad Naharin avec d’importantes compagnies à travers le pays, dont Alvin Ailey et Atlanta Ballet. Elle apparaît fréquemment comme professeure invitée à NYU Tisch, Juilliard, USC et CalArts, entre autres.
Agami a fondé sa compagnie Ate9 en 2012 comme plateforme pour le mouvement innovant et la recherche artistique. Avec Ate9, elle a créé plus de 8 œuvres complètes, en plus de nombreuses performances in situ et collaborations avec des institutions locales de Los Angeles, dont le LA Philharmonic, le Centre de musique, CAP UCLA, The Industry Opera, LA Dance Project et The Krupnick Festival. Il a récemment collaboré avec le percussionniste de Wilco Glenn Kotche (calling glenn), l’acteur Jon Hamm (FISHING) et l’auteur-compositeur-interprète espagnol Russian Red (a blind LAdy).
Elle a reçu la bourse Virginia B. Toulmin 2018 pour le Women Leaders dans la danse et le prix Princesse Grace en 2016 pour la chorégraphie, et a été nommée parmi les 25 meilleures chorégraphes à surveiller en 2015 par le magazine Dance.
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.
«C’est un ami professeur de yoga qui m’a fait découvrir le yoga il y a plus de
10 ans, et depuis l’envie d’aider les autres par une approche corporelle et
spirituelle m’est venue naturellement.»
Diplômée de Hatha-Yoga de la « Avatar Yoga School » en Inde, à Rishikesh
(200H RYS, reconnue par le Yoga Alliance),
Certifiée professeur de yoga pour enfants (Viniyoga Fondation),
Je continue de me former en Yoga auprès de la Viniyoga Fondation, sur 4
ans, avec spécialité la Yoga thérapie de Bernard Bouanchaud (Elève
reconnu de T.K.V. Desikachar, lui-même disciple du yogi krishnamacharya)
Passionnée des relations humaines, mon parcours unique de Psychologue
du travail, danseuse, chorégraphe et professeur de yoga s’articule
autour de la santé globale. Le yoga m’apporte une vraie philosophie de vie,
et j’y vois alors l’opportunité de vivre une vie plus saine, de prendre soin de mon corps, et de le transmettre.
Je donne des cours collectifs, en entreprise et cours privés.
C’est avec une énergie contagieuse que je tâche de guider chaque personne
dans sa recherche de l’harmonie, avec une attention toute particulière sur
son état psychique et physique.
Nomade dans l’âme, je continuer de parcourir le monde et délivrer à mon
retour l’enseignement reçu. Je souhaite partager ce que le yoga peut
apporter à chacun : élever les consciences vers une vie intérieure plus
harmonieuse, dans un corps fort et sain. Je me décris comme une
“passeuse de yoga”, le titre de Professeur étant celui que je considère
détenu par les sages…
Le Hatha Yoga :
Une pratique pour améliorer notre état physique et amener une stabilité émotionnelle.
C’est un yoga énergétique, traditionnel, où “ha” signifie le soleil, “tha”, la
lune, deux éléments complémentaires, deux énergies dont nous sommes
faits, comme le Yin et le Yang du Tao chinois. Le Hatha Yoga cherche à
harmoniser ces deux énergies opposées mais complémentaires à des fins
de stabilité de l’esprit et réduction de la souffrance.
Je vous propose de nous retrouver pour un cours complet de Hatha Yoga, combinant postures, exercices de respiration, concentration et relaxation, quelque soit votre niveau.
Le cours débute sur un recentrage, un échauffement des articulations et de la colonne vertébrale, le tout accompagné d’exercices de prise de conscience de sa respiration.
Mes cours sont une invitation à prendre soin de vous, autant au niveau du corps que de l’esprit. Un yoga enseigné avec douceur, basé sur l’harmonisation de l’énergie et l’amélioration de la souplesse du corps, dans un flow continu de postures guidé par notre outil le plus précieux : le souffle.
Les bénéfices d’une pratique régulière sont si nombreux, en voici quelques-uns :
- Apaisement du mental,
- Développement de la concentration et de la confiance en soi
- Réduction de l’anxiété
- Libération des énergies bloquées dans le corps, provoquant des tensions
- Solidité, santé et légèreté du corps
- Flexibilité des membres (…)
YOGA workshop on 5th & 6th of July 2021 – 1 pm > 2:00 pm | MAY B Studio – Micadanses and 12th & 13th of July – 4:15pm > 5:30pm GYMNASE du Carreau du Temple
Duration: 3h – Audience: Professional dancers, dancers in training and movers
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’.
Instagram : georgiatadolores
Gosia Mielech is a dancer, choreographer, Gaga teacher and a dance educator.
She completed the Gaga Teacher’s Training Course in 2018 under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari and mentorship of Ohad Naharin.
She graduated from Olga Slawska-Lipczynska’s Ballet School in Poznan, Poland (1998-2007).
As a soloist of the Polish Dance Theatre in Poznań (2007–2012), she had a chance to dance in a range of pieces by Polish and international choreographers, including Ohad Naharin, Yossi Berg, Jacek Przybyłowicz, Ewa Wycichowska, Gunhild Bjørnsgaard, Susanne Jaresand, Thierry Vergerand many others.
She founded DanceLab – an independent dance company in 2012. She choreographed and produced dance performances including: Sababa, NILREB, Anonymous and I’mperfect. Gosia performs DanceLab’s repertoire worldwide, including recent performances in London, Lisbon, Stockholm, Moss, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Nurnberg, Poznan, Krakow, Wroclaw, Warsaw and others.
She received an award for “the most abstract idea” at Licht.Blicke Festival in Nurnberg, Germany where she presented two of these performances. Gosia invites guest choreographers to create for the group; Shi Pratt choreographed a piece called “We Bleed The Same Color”.
Gosia works as an independent artist, taking part in many artistic collaborations and projects. She worked with Israeli – Dutch choreographers Uri Ivgi & Johan Greben, based in Amsterdam. During that time she performed brand new productions and existing performances by Ivgi&Greben and she was giving classes for the dance company.
She participated in a project called ‘’Collective Jumps”, choreographed by a Berlin based artist Isabelle Schad. The performance had a premier in the Old Brewery New Dance – Arts Stations Foundation. Ever since the premier, she has been touring nationally and internationally with this piece.
She was invited by the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv and Ballet School in Poland, to join Polish- Israeli artistic exchange as a choreographer representing Poland. While being in Tel Aviv she was rehearsing, giving master classes for the students of Ironi Alef Art School.
As an independent artist, Gosia Mielech was involved in the creation of the solo ‘Sacre’ directed by Krzysztof Raczkowski, which was presented at the 8th Spring Festival and the 10th Ballet Spring at the Grand Theatre in Poznań. Together with Paweł Matyasik, she co-created a performance called “Unfulfillment” for the Polish Dance Theatre. She also co-created ‘’NILREB’’- a piece showed at the Uferstudios in Berlin, as a work-in-progress, during her residency held by the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw and the Mica Moca Project.
She was invited to present her works within an act: “Artist at a Glance” during Polish Dance Platform. She was involved in creating and performing an interdisciplinary performance called “Ksenophony”, directed by Jan Komasa, choreographed by Mikołaj Mikołajczyk, presented during Malta Festival in Poznań, Poland.
She’s artistically involved in different interdisciplinary art projects: she’s performing in, choreographing and directing music videos, dance movies and photo sessions. She frequently collaborates with musicians, including: Ray Wilson, Apparat, Dj An on Bast and others.
Gosia is teaching DanceLab’s repertoire at various dance festivals in Poland and abroad. She’s giving workshops of Gaga, contemporary dance, improvisation, Vinyasa yoga and Pilates, nationally and internationally (Berlin, Oslo, Moss, Nurnberg, Edinburgh, Tel Aviv).
Gosia is founder of GoPiYoga – an form of movement suitable for dancers and non dancers.
Floorwork & improvisation workshop from 5th to 9th of July 2021 – 5 pm > 7 pm | May B Studio – Micadanses
Duration: 10h – Audience: Professional dancers, dancers in training and movers
“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).
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.
Workshop 5th to 9th of July 2021 – 2:15 > 4:45 |STUDIO MAY B – Micadanses
Duration : 12h30 – Public : Good physical condition. Professional dancer or in training & movers.
Jeremy Alberge’s choreographic aspirations are not defined by any specific style of dance, rather play on the contact points between movement languages. The work he creates stems from the living and evolving dialogue between disciplines and inspirations.
Whether as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, or healer, Jeremy is engaged in an ongoing movement research. From France to Israel, from urban-dancer to contemporary artist, Jeremy’s path is characterized by an open hunger and unwavering determination to develop himself and authentically articulate his experience. His main influencers are Inbal Pinto, Vertigo Dance Company, Roy Assaf, Tal Benari and Ilan Lev.
Jeremy does not believe in boldly leading a flock, rather he strives to be open to the world around him, to allow his influences and the voices of his fellow artists and collaborators to resonate within his work. His practice is based on listening, on creating space for ideas and inspiration and gently molding these impulses into something communicative. Much like a carpenter whittles wood into form with quiet and considerable care, Jeremy strives to reveal his choreography.
PILATES workshop from 7th to 9h of July 2021 – 1 pm > 2:00 pm | MAY B Studio – Micadanses
Duration: 3h – Audience: Professional dancers, dancers in training and movers
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).
Maëva Berthelot is a choreographer, performer, rehearsal director and teacher whose mode of working unfolds along the threshold between experimental, performative and collaborative approaches. After graduating in 2003 from the Paris Superior Conservatoire of Music and Dance (CNSMDP), she has collaborated with artists and companies such as Emanuel Gat, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Rambert, Wayne McGregor, Clod Ensemble and has spent six years as a senior member with Hofesh Shechter Company, contributing creatively as an original cast member in numerous pieces and as a teacher. Her research is now rooted in a movement practice which is an ongoing inquiry into the themes of consciousness, transformation, healing, death and rebirth.
WORKSHOP Drawing from improvisational and somatic approaches, this workshop intends to create a safe space to research, experiment and allow ourselves to unleash our full potential by breaking away from ingrained movement patterns and destabilising habits. Maëva will invite you to work from a visceral place in order to achieve integrity, connectivity and totality within the body and within the space.
Authorising our bodies to be used as awakened, sensitive and connected vessels, a dialogue can be instilled between visible and invisible worlds. Tension and release. Conscious and unconscious choices. The shared tools and fundamentals will help dancers and non-dancers deeply reconnecting to their Mind and Body, experiencing mindfulness through Movement. These tools can enrich and reanimate any practice and can be applied to any movement technique or any type of performance work.
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.
Nunzia Picciallo is an independent multidisciplinary artist born in Italy. Her creations range from dance, performance, visual art and abstract painting. Creator and performer, Nunzia is also a certified Gaga teacher.
After graduating at Dance Arts Faculty (Italy), Nunzia moved to Israel where she lived for 6 years and continued her studies with Batsheva Dance Company Excellence Program, Hasadna, Danceworkshop Gaaton and La Collectiz.
During those years, Nunzia has worked as a freelance dancer/performer for several artists such as Lilach Livne, Omer Krieger, Alex Mitutziu, Penthouss, Tami Dance Company, Edo Ceder, Francesca Fini, YY live art, Dana Hafouta, performing as well works by Shahar Binyamini, Idan Sharabi, Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof, Osnal Kelner, Iratxe Ansa amongst others.
As a creator, Nunzia’s works have been presented in spaces of different nature including 1:1 Center for Art and Politics, Arab-Hebrew Theater, Shek A Break Festival, Beit Tami, Hagra Cultural Center (Israel), Arte al Parque (Panama), Copelouzos Art Museum (Greece), Artist Commons (Belgium), Officine Culturali, Santomasi Foundation, Roman Appia Antica quarry, BIG Factory (Italy), and to different online platforms such as Mobile Dance Film Festival, Digital Show by Cinematica Festival, Mystery Artroom, Metamorfosise, and Artsite Fest.
Nunzia is the winner of “Circle contemporary dance contest” 2021.
At the moment, Nunzia is based in Rome where she keeps creating and teaching gaga classes, improvisation and movement lab.
Workshop on 12th to 17th of July 2021 (OFF on 14th) – 10:30am > 1:30pm & 2:30pm > 4pm on 12th & 13th of July|GYMNASE of Carreau du Temple
Duration : 18h – Public : Good physical condition. Professional dancer or in training and movers.
Sofia and two of her dancers of Cie KOMOCO – Paolo Piancastelli and Adriano Popolo Rubbio will share excerpts from “Wabi-Sabi”, that has been and will widely be presented in Italy, Mexico, Spain and from “Dodi”, also selected for the prestigious Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2021 and the 35. International Choreography Competition Hannover 2021.
Sofia Nappi, international choreographer and dancer from Italy, graduated from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York) to then deepen her studies with Hofesh Shechter and the Batsheva Dance Company, where she is currently training as an ambassador of Gaga technique, Ohad Naharin’s movement language. Interpreter of works signed by internationally renowned artists including Sita Ostheimer, Jon Ole Olstad, Alvin Ailey, Brice Mousset, Alessio Silvestrin, Sidra Bell, Netta Yerushalmy, Juel D. Lane, Clifton Brown, Earl Mosley, Robert Moses.
Sofia is the artistic director and co-founder of her project project KOMOCO, generously supported by the historic Ass. Sosta Palmizi. Their very first creation won the 3rd prize at the Netherlands Choreography Competition 2018. Shortly after she was selected as resident choreographer at Nimbus Dance Works (Jersey City, NJ) to develop the creation into the trio “Wabi-Sabi”, which was invited to be consecutively presented in the New York City Area during the Fall 2018. KOMOCO was granted several artistic residencies such as at The Eco Art Village (Israel), house of Vertigo Dance Company, and at Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg (Germany). Sofia won the international call for young choreographers at the Venice Biennale 2019 under the direction of Marie Chouinard and she has also presented works with her own project KC to various Festivals in Rome, Venice and Florence.
For the year 2020 Sofia was commissioned 6 world premieres, including a new creation in January 2020 for Nimbus Dance Company premiering at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York; she was then selected as a young resident choreographer for Kitchen Residenza Creativa in collaboration with DNA Dance Company in Bologna. Sofia is also the winner of the Showcase 2020 with a new choreographic commission for Compagnia EgriBianco Danza, for DART Dance Company in Budapest and for the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel.
In conclusion, she was invited to create a world premiere with her choreographic project for the 14th International Festival of Contemporary Dance of the Venice Biennale 2020 (premiered on October 22nd). Sofia held professional workshops as guest teaching choreographer in New York at Gibney Dance, Nimbus Dance Works and The Bridge For Dance Studios; in Italy at Opus Ballet, the Florence Dance Center , Dance Art Studios, ASD Centro Studi Danza Academy and New Master Ballet (Sestri Levante); at Studio Naim in Tel Aviv; at EBB Dance Company in Madrid. Other workshops are scheduled for 2021 at Micadanses (Paris) and Bali | Batique Intensive Program (Rome), Tempio Daylight (Milan), Lavanderia a Vapore (Turin), The Henny Jurriëns Studio (Amsterdam).
In 2021 Sofia’s work “Wabi-Sabi” has won KommTanz 2021 for the development of the work at Abbondanza Bertoni Company and it will be widely presented in various venues and Festivals in Italy, Mexico, Spain, Turkey during the SummerFall Season. Ultimately, her latest duet work “Dodi” was selected by the two most prestigious Choreography Competitions: the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition 2021 and the 35. International Choreography Competition Hannover 2021.
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.
Tom Grand Mourcel
Tom Grand Mourcel, chorégraphe et interprète pour le projet ¡No Pasaràn! est issu de la culture hip hop tant sur le plan musical, chorégraphique que pictural (street art). À l’âge de 17 ans, il part à New York à la rencontre du monde underground et côtoie les innovateurs de la danse hip hop notamment le Rock Steady Crew. De retour en France, il intègre l’Académie Internationale de la Danse à Paris pour compléter son cursus interdisciplinaire. En 2012, il intègre le Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon en section contemporaine dans lequel il fera la rencontre d’Anne Martin, ancienne danseuse de l’illustre chorégraphe Pina Bausch ; Juliette Beauviche ; Michèle Noiret qui lui permettront de se nourrir de différentes qualités de mouvements. À travers des workshops et son goût pour le voyage, Tom fait la rencontre de nombreux chorégraphes tel que les Slovaks, Samuel Lefeuvre, David Zambrano, Fighting Monkey et Yoann Bourgeois.
En 2016, il intègre la compagnie Ex Nihilo pour les pièces In Paradise et Paradise Is Not Enough. Il intègre aussi la compagnie Plan K pour une reprise de rôle dans Homo Furens, La Fabrique Fastidieuse pour le spectacle Vendredi et la compagnie la Vouivre pour la pièce Arcadie (première en 2020). En parallèle il crée avec Vera Gorbatcheva la compagnie Dikie Istorii où ils abordent un travail corporel physique mélangeant la danse et la musique live.
Uri Shafir is an Israeli dancer, choreographer and a performance artist, born in Israel in 1983.
Uri is Creating independent works since 2009, and presenting them in different platforms and festivals in Israel and around the world.
As a dancer, worked in Ensemble Batsheva Dance Company, and in dance works by Israeli choreographers such as Yasmeen Godder, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Dana Ruttenberg, Guy Gutman and more.
Uri is a graduate of MASPA (kibbutz Ga’aton Dance Workshop), Kelim Choreography Center (Israel), and the MA choreography program MASTER EXERCE in Montpellier France, at ICI-CCN, (artistic director – Christian Rizzo).
Uri is a Gaga teacher (Ohad Naharin’s movement language).
Uri’s works can be situated in the threshold between choreography and performance, and usually explore the notion of Liveness in live performance, through choreographed and un-choreographed movement, through different relationships and constructions with the audience, the performers, and the performance itself.
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.