8 / Connecting to the Roots
In the frame of Oster Tanz 2016
This research workshop concentrates on understanding movement and the human body through the exploration movement patterns rooted in animalistic behaviour. With this approach, it aims to expand our awareness when moving and to create a deeper knowledge of our physicality, instincts, sensa-tions and textures. Through exercises and guided improvisation participants will be supported in a self-research process that focuses intensely on the use of their body in motion. This intense physical research is suitable for all levels, from professional dancers to people with no dance background.
Idan Yoav was trained at Patricia Needleman Dance Studio in Jerusalem, graduated from the Academy High School for Music and Dance in Jerusalem and studied Multidisciplinary Arts at the Tel-Aviv University. Reworded as an Outstanding Dancer by the Israeli Ministry of Culture, amongst 2nd prize at the Mia Arbatova Ballet Competition, Scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for excellence in dance and was a member of DanceWeb program at the Impulstanz Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria. Danced at the Batsheva Ensamble, Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Polak Dance Company, Norrdans, Gallim Dance, Zuhkov Dance Theatre, De De Dance and as a freelance dancer with Sasha Waltz & Guests and the choreographer Sebastian Mattias. A guest teacher at Tanzfabrik Berlin, Chung-Ang University Seoul and Korea National University of Arts Seoul. Since 2009 has been choreographing and presented in several festivals.