18:30 - 19:00


Kurs with Yaara Dolev, Kasia Kizior

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company. It is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body and provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body, adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening to the senses and imagination. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. The work allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure of movement in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

Yaara Dolev

Professional experience: The Batsheva Ensemble Dance Company (Ohad Naharin). Worked as a freelance dancer with choreographers: Anat Danieli, Inbal Pinto, Barak Marshall and with ‘Matanicola’, The dance/theatre director Sebastian Blasius, Görlitz Opera House- as a dancer and choreorgapher. Choreography for a film by director Amit Epstein. Participation in duet creations by choreographers: Rami Levi (Culberg Ballet, Nacho Duato - Compañía Nacional de Danza de España, Batsheva dance company), Yossi Tmim, Michael Getman. Since 2000 - DeDe Dance Company as co-founder- artistic director, choreographer and dancer. Co-founder of the Tel Aviv Dance Company and of the 'Maslul' advanced dance training program in 2008 of the BIKUREI HAITIM CENTER. Co-founder of the `HaSadna`, advanced dance training program. Creating and teaching in `Danceworks`Academy- Berlin, in `Die Etage` Academy- Berlin. Certified 'GAGA' teacher. The 'MSIDC'  (Multy Style International Dance Conference) – As head of the contemporary department. Prizes and awards: Best performing artist, 1998 Adami prize at the Bagnolet International Dance Competition/France, Ministry of Culture Prize for Young Choreographers -  Israel 2007, The Tel Aviv  Rosenblum Arts Award 2010.

Kasia Kizior

Kasia Kizior was born in Poland. In her early years, she studied ballet and folk dance at the National Ballet School/Lodz. Her interest in social aspects of dance and performance led her to the University of Humanities Science/Lodz where she obtained a B.A. degree in Political Science. Since 2007, she has been working with Zawirowania Dance Theatre, the Polish National Opera in Warsaw and the Opera House in Frankfurt am Main. In 2015 Kasia obtained a master’s degree in Contemporary Dance Education from the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK). Currently she works as a dance educator, choreographer and freelance dancer. Recent work includes choreography for TV productions and films. Kasia became a certified Gaga Teacher in 2019 in Tel Aviv, under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari, and Ohad Naharin.

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