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Intensives 2019

 

Florencia Lamarca (Uruguay/ Israel/ Germany)
Fluentbody

Itay Yatuv (Israel)
Never Ending Story

Nina Wehnert (Germany)
Availability - Body-Mind Centering® into dancing

 

 

 

Florencia Lamarca (Uruguay/ Israel/ Germany)

 

Florencia Lamarca was born in 1981 in Uruguay. She brings 20 years of dance experience, primarily training and performing with Ohad Naharin of Gaga Movement, with having worked as a somatic practitioner since 2011.

After receiving her final degree from the Mateh Asher School of Performing Arts in Israel, Florencia became a member of the Ensemble Batsheva, touring throughout Europe, Japan and the United States until 2004. She then moved to Europe and collaborated with various dance makers as,T.R.A.S.H. Dance Company, Constanza Macras and Thomas Ostermeier. Since 2007 Florencia is a guest performer at Sasha Waltz & Guests.

Florencia has been choreographing her own work, which was performed in RadialSystem and Dock11 amongst others.

She qualified as a Grinberg practitioner (somatic healing) and has since developed her own approach to healing drawing on her experience and knowledge. Florencia has been traveling the world teaching unique workshops combining her extensive knowledge of movement, her choreographic research and her somatic healing approach, which is named Fluentbody.

www.florencialamarca.com

 

Fluentbody

Bodies have their own language. They tell a story, and constantly seek to feel as alive and fluid as possible. Uncovering this fluidity gives us the potential to enrich our senses and imagination, to experience lightness and power, and to raise our self-awareness and the capacity for self-healing. How can we reconnect to my body’s language and fluidity?

We will take a journey through movement, dance, connecting and feeling, to explore the intricacies of our stories. Connecting conscious and unconscious movement, we will uncover delicate, pleasurable and powerful movements, without self-judgment. We will open doors to new places, awakening physical sensations, which can also work on an emotional level.

In this Intensive you’re constantly in movement and it’s mostly on your feet, combining solo and partner work. I give a flow of evocative ideas and impulses that layer and interweave in a series of different stages allowing you to explore your own movement and possibilities, rather than copying something already set.

 

A note from the organizers: We are impressed by Florencia's journey from being a 'high end' contemporary dancer and performer to getting deeply engaged with somatic practices, which transformed her work and made it available also for non-professional dancers. Deep knowledge around movement organisation, that is rooted in the Gaga work, and a very human view on the mover come together in her approach. Subtleness and physical workout both get their place. We are very happy and excited to bring her knowledge and energy into the Contact world.

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Itay Yatuv (Israel)

 

Itay is the Artistic director of the Hakvutza Dance School, He has been practicing and teaching CI for 16 years with a joyfully autodidactic and collaborative approach. He works as an independend Choreographer and is leading international projects of improvisational performances. His Aikido training of the last 10 years informs his dance and teaching. In recent years Itay has been developing ContaKids, where children and parents dance together. ContaKids Teachers trainings are offerred now in different european cities.

Videos: Sophie & Itay playinga TEDx talk about CI and Communication

 

 

Never Ending Story

This class will start with explorations of movement skills in our solo dance, such as floor work, falling into the ground, using momentum, and arranging our limbs to meet the floor in effective ways. With a partner, we'll do the same.

Then there's the dance, my partner, my solo, our duet. Does this dance have a narrative? In which way can it meet my wishes, needs and expectations? Whether I want to fly or to dive...

In recent years, besides the technical aspect of the dance which I love, I'm interested in the ongoing changing psychological state of the dancer and the way it affects our duet. We'll play with that, too!

 

A note from the organizers: Most Contacters know Itay from the famous youtube video dancing with his three year old daughter. Nice to have this full hearted Contacter & Researcher finally on our festival with his very unique lightness, humour and playfulness. Since he is also very embedded in the contemporary dance - directing a school and making dance pieces - we asked him to teach a personal mix of contact improvistation and contemporary technique.  

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Nina Wehnert (Germany)

 

Nina teaches Body-Mind Centering®, Contact Improvisation and Yoga in Workshops, Retreats and Festivals around Europe. She is offering her own Body-Mind Centering® Training in Berlin and is engaged in the Somatische Basis Ausbildung at Somatische Akademie Berlin. She is co-hosting the yearly BMC® Festival with 16 BMC®/IBMT Teachers and offers regular classes at Tanzfabrik Berlin. She has great joy to immerse deeply into the exploration of sensing, perceiving and the development of the body. She studied dance, is certified as a BMC® Practitioner and Yoga Teacher as well as in Embodied Anatomy & Yoga. She teaches Embodied Anatomy in dance and yoga schools in Berlin.

 

 

Availibility - Body-Mind Centering® into dancing

We will open ourselves to the dynamics of sensation and perception in the dance, the inner responsiveness to gravity and levity. The availability of our tissues for touch and movement.

I am looking forward to provide a class situation, where the curiosity and alertness for improvising alone and with a partner can emerge. I would like to invite creativity that feeds our dancing in the jams. In this year I am especially interested to introduce the specificity of certain bodysystems and their interrelation to sensation and perception. Using movement, touch and dialogue to make us realise, that perception is a dynamic process: The inner experience of internal and external movement shapes how we see, hear, smell and touch. Underlying all of the senses is the sense of movement.

The question 'How do we orient in the constancy of change and impermanence?' will guide us. Aspects of our Bones, Organs, Fluids and Nervous System will support to explore the roots of our perception, respondability, and presence in the dance alone and with a partner.

 

A note from the organizers: We couldn't resist to ask Nina for the third time now to teach an intensive. Her calmness, clarity and generosity feels like a fundamental support for our festival, giving a wonderful base to get through the multilayered alivenesses of these intense days. We are delighted about her ongoing fascination for details from the BMC world and her desire to bring it into the dance.

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