Kreuzberg 1
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
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W-01 / Gaga/Dancers & Ohad Naharin's Repertoire (fully booked)

Workshop with Yaniv Avraham
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2019/20

Ohad Naharin has been hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers. As Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company from 1990-2018, and current House Choreographer, he guided the company with an adventurous artistic vision and reinvigorated its repertory with his captivating choreography. Naharin is also the originator of the movement research Gaga, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the company’s training, and emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga/dancers deepens a dancer’s awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate energy, engages their explosive power and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures. This workshop gives dancers an opportunity to learn excerpts of Ohad Naharin’s choreographic works and to apply their training in Gaga to the repertory.

Yaniv Avraham

Yaniv Avraham joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 2001 and in 2003 Batsheva Dance Company, where he danced until 2010.  While with Batsheva, Yaniv performed works by artistic director Ohad Naharin, house choreographer Sharon Eyal, and guest choreographer Mats Ek. In recent years, he has performed in the works of fellow Batsheva alumni Noa Zuk and Gili Navot.  Yaniv choreographed several works for Batsheva Dancers Create from 2004-2010.  Since leaving the company, he has created new dances for MASPA and Florida University, and his solo Somersault (2013) was performed in several festivals at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, Dance Makers in Amsterdam, and MDF in Reggio Calabria (Italy). Together with is long-time colleague Guy Shomroni, Yaniv has collaborated on works such as Kuntz (2014), Vellum (2014), Kumzits (2017), Second Home (2017), Ambush (2018) and It Will End in Tears (2019).  Yaniv teaches Gaga classes, to both dancers and non-dancers in Israel and internationally, and Naharin’s repertory.

Level: Intermediate, advanced
In English
Not barrier-free