Tanz und Theater

Internationales Festival Freiburg


Theater Freiburg

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  • 11:00 Uhr im Theater Freiburg

    Online Kartenkauf momentan nicht möglich

FR 06. – SA 07.05.2016

The knowledge which is specific to dancers and choreographers is finding a new place in society, from training to creation to research. The years of training and countless hours in the studio is often a type of "silent knowledge" with the stage being the primary outlet. In 2015, a physical exploration of movement and disorder joined together dancers, scientists and people living with Parkinson's in the project Störung/Hafraah. What unfolded were new concepts of outreach where all participants benefited. The concept of outreach was extended beyond the idea of "help" towards “patients" and became more interactive. It was also a way to confront and rediscover one's own practice and methodology. The dance artists discovered their training, tools and repertoire in new ways. The people with Parkinson's discovered a new relationship to their own body's abilities and the work of the artists. And, the participating institutions learned new pathways to community building and audience development.

Throughout the process of the project, the impact on the artists and communities was so strong and the lack of such opportunities for dance and Parkinson's in Germany so minimal that a two day workshop is being created to spread the knowledge and hopefully generate more people and institutions working in this field. In these two days, we will offer an introduction to dance for Parkinson's (a rapidly spreading movement since 2001), workshops, and exchanges with artists from Germany, Israel, Italy, France and England. A focus will be placed on the relationship between artistic practice and community and how offering dance classes for people with Parkinson's has impacted the work of the artists and institutions involved. There will also be the opportunity to see the world premiere from Yasmeen Godder, Common Emotions, as an outcome of this year-long process.

Ort / Location: Theater Freiburg (English language)

Zeit / Date: From Friday May 6th, 11 a.m. to Saturday May 7th, 2 p.m.

Unkostenbeitrag / Expense Contribution: 20 € (including ticket for “Common Emotions” from Yasmeen Godder on Friday 6th at 8p.m. in Theater Freiburg)

Workshopleiter / Workshop leaders: Roberto Casarotto, Shuli Enosh, Monica Gillette, Yasmeen Godder, Sara Houston, Gary Joplin, Clint Lutes, Josef Mackert, Uri Shafir, Ofir Yudilevitch

For registration and further questions / Info und Anmeldung: braindance@theater.freiburg.de

Workshop leaders - Short biografies:

Roberto Casarotto has been director of the dance projects for the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) and Operaestate Festival Veneto, since 2006. Associate director of Aerowaves, he is a member with Comune di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) of EDN European Dancehouse Network. Currently involved in several international projects supported by the EU, he develops initiatives aimed at supporting the artistic research, mobility and artists’ development in the field of dance. He is the Italian initiator of dance & health with Parkinson's, a project aimed at researching the impact that the practice of dance has on people with Parkinson's. He is the author of the book, Nigel Charnock, published in 2009 by L’Epos, in the Dance forward/Dance for word series.

Shuli Enosh is a dancer and choreographer, she began her artistic path in 1998 in the Folk-Dance area with the Hora Jerusalem Group. Since 2007 Shuli has been working with the Yasmeen Godder Dance Company, and for the past 2 years has also been creating independently. Shuli is an autodidact and constantly engages in workshops and master classes of various techniques such as BMC, Release Technique, Contact Improvisation, Axis Syllabus, and Folk dance, while also learning and exploring therapeutic methods such as Feldenkrize, Alexander and Greenberg Techniques. Shuli is constantly engaged in exploring the connection between body and mind.

Monica Gillette is a dancer, choreographer and project developer for interdisciplinary research. After an education in classical ballet, Monica developed a career in the field of contemporary dance, collaborating with several international choreographers in Los Angeles and New York before a DanceWEB scholarship to Impulstanz in Vienna took her abroad in 2007. Since then, Monica has been involved in several artistic projects which challenged format and medium, leading her to Mexico, Japan, Israel, Iran, Turkey, and several European countries. Since 2008, she has worked at Theater Freiburg as a dancer and choreographer, and for BrainDance (2014) and Störung/Hafraah (2015), she co-created and led a multifaceted research design which brought together dancers, scientists, young researchers and people with Parkinson's to explore the different facets of human movement and what it means to lose control over it.

Yasmeen Godder (Yasmeen Godder Company) is an internationally renowned choreographer and dancer. Based in Israel, her work has been presented worldwide at major dance festivals and theaters throughout Europe, Asia, the US and Australia. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Bessie Award in New York. Since 2007 the Yasmeen Godder Studio has opened in Jaffa, a home for all of her activity and projects.

Dr. Sara Houston (University of Roehampton, London, GB) is Principal Lecturer in dance at the University of Roehampton, London. Houston’s current research project (2010 – 2015) centres on the impact of dancing for those living with Parkinson’s. She won a BUPA Foundation prize for her work in 2011 and was runner up in the National Public Engagement Awards in 2014. Houston won a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship in 2014. She is Chair of People Dancing, the national strategic organisation for community dance in the UK

Gary Joplin is a dancer, director and choreographer. He is known for his progressive work with youth, leading intensive projects that evoke transformation and growth on multiple levels. This involves large-scale theatrical productions with teenagers as well as inclusive projects with children and youth with physical and mental disabilities. He leads workshops internationally focusing on movement, meditation and the body-mind connection.

Clint Lutes is a performer and creator based in Paris. He has collaborated with a number of artists at Theater Freiburg over the last 9 years including Monica Gillette, Tommy Noonan, Tom Schneider, Maurizio Grandinetti, Eun Me Ahn, Joachim Schlömer and Thomas Jeker. He created the LUCKY TRIMMER performance platform in Berlin and the workshop series Manoeuvres in Grenoble. He has been teaching and working with professionals and amateurs in Europe over the last 13 years.

Josef Mackert is head dramaturg of Theater Freiburg. Together with Oliver Müller, he has worked on several interdisciplinary projects which join artists and scientists. The rich experiences with the BrainDance team and the inspiring thought process with Yasmeen Godder and Itzik Giuli were his impulses to co-develop the project Störung/הערפה of which he is the artistic director.

Uri Shafir (1983) is a dancer, choreographer, actor, and performance maker. As a choreographer/performance maker, created in different platforms in Israel such as Macholohet festivel, New Dance Festival (Hazira) and more. His works include: The Koloklum (2015), Choreography For a Genuine Diva (2014), Fail Better (2013), WarGlow (2011), Something Super (2010), Holy Matters (2009). As a Dancer, worked in Batsheva Ensemble (2007-2010) and with various Israeli Choreographers: Yasmeen Godder, Dana Ruttenberg, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Guy Gutman, Renana Raz, Dafi Altabeb, Maya Levy & Anando Mars. Graduate of Alon high school of arts, and MASPA (Matteh Asher School of Performing Arts in Kibbutz Ga’aton). As an actor, participated in different plays in Habima theatre, Beit Lessin theatre, and independent fringe productions. Since 2008 Uri is teaching Gaga in Israel, USA and Europe. In 2012 was invited to teach at the Univeristy of Boulder, Colorado as a guest artist.

Ofir Yudilevitch is a Dance artist. As a dancer he has collaborated with many Israeli choreographers such as Yasmeen Godder, Arkadi Zaides, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Iris Erez and more. As a young choreographer, he has created several pieces for Israeli festivals. He practiced and taught Capoeira and acrobatics for ten years before making the transition into contemporary dance. In Störung/Hafraa, Ofir’s classes for the Parkinson’s Dancers are Capoeira classes specifically modified to allow the participants to take part with their individual needs. Ofir currently studies art and philosophy in the Open University.

For registration and further questions / Info und Anmeldung: braindance@theater.freiburg.de