Workshops

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 July

2017-8 Julyen Hamilton

Teacher: Julyen Hamilton

SPACE & VOICE

Workshop description:

The use of sound from the body;
The body residing in space;

.....and the imagination of both when in performance.

This 2 day course is aimed at dancers/performers who might wish to use and integrate some detailed knowledge of the elements of Space and Voice within their creative performing or choreographic work

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Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 July

2017-9 Kidd Pivot / Eric Beauchesne

Teacher: Eric Beauchesne

 
photo by Michael Slobodian

Workshop description:
This workshop is designed to initiate professional dancers to the work and artistry of
choreographer Crystal Pite through improvisation and the study of her repertoire.

The improvisation session focuses on discovering and revealing articulations and timings in the body. The class begins with a warm-up as participants articulate deeply through the body in stages, starting from the spine and working towards the extremities. Participants work at their own pace, exploring kinetic relationships both within their own bodies and to the space around them. The class is explorative and non-performative: its focus is on the play between analysis and instinct, and the use of improvisation both as a tool and an experience.
The repertoire session spotlights specific excerpts, which the participants are invited to learn, examine and experience. Focus will be given to many aspects of Crystal’s dance making such as precision, clarity, articulation, sequencing, intense physicality, and the idea of one being danced.

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Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 July

2017-10 Yi-Chun Liu, Laboratory workshop (Peeping Tom)

Teacher: Yi-Chun Liu



 

In this workshop, the class is included!

Countertechnique class:10:00 - 11:30
Workshop:12:00 - 14:30

Workshop description:
The workshop is a guided laboratory for people who are interested in researching physical creative methods and the act of performance. It is based on Yi-chun’s experience both working with dance-theater company Peeping Tom and with Countertechnique. She offers a platform for performers to be free and enabled to work with their individualities. Together we take one step into the point of view of Peeping Tom.

Yi-Chun Liu (TW) graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2007. She joined Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan and started touring internationally with Moon Water, Whispers of Flowers and Nine Songs. She moved to Europe in 2009, and has since danced with Balletto Teatro di Torino (IT), Anouk van Dijk (NL/AU), Paul Selwyn Norton (NL/AU), Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL), and Ann Van den Broek (BE). She joined Peeping Tom in 2013.

Video link of Countertechnqiue
Video link of Peeping Tom workshop with Yi-chun Liu: 

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Monday 10 – Friday 14 July

2017-11 GAGA & Choreographic Practices / Keren Rosenberg

Teacher: Keren Rosenberg


  Photo Rasmus Vasli

In this workshop the GAGA class is included:

  9:30  - 10:45     GAGA class
11:30 -  14:00     Workshop

Workshop description:
The workshop will explore the choreographic practice of Keren Rosenberg and her ongoing dialogue with the Gaga movement language. Every day we will start with a Gaga Dancers classes followed by a movement and choreographic research dedicated to the recently premiered work.

Trailer https://vimeo.com/197934707
 Review of Keren's performeance at Sadler's Wells in London see HERE

In the workshop, we will be exploring the fluidity of identity and Its ability to hold tight to one persona and ability to then slip into another. We will be experimenting with the practice of transformation: How can the voice metamorphosis, or the body, from man to woman, and vice versa? What is the impact that these actions hold towards the space and towards the observer? What is in between the binary social and physical representation of the body?
We will be practicing the use of energy as a means to generate tension between bodies, seeing the body as an occupied entity of the self. Mapping areas where the sense of presence and connection between the exterior and interior autonomy happens. Working with scales of energy, constructing and deconstructing bodily volumes and morphing as a means to play with intention, directions and statements.
For inspiration and fun, we will be working with popular cultural musical references and counter references from Heavy metal, Punk, Techno, Country, and Rap while synthesizing physicality through the social gaze of advertising in the contemporary commercial landscape.
About Gaga movement language
Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today. Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

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Monday 10 - Friday 14 July 2017

2017-12 Ultima Vez/WimVandekeybus / German Jauregui

Teacher: German Jauregui

ULTIMA VEZ Vocabulary: "Where are the Limits?"

Workshop description:
This workshop with German Jauregui you will be experiencing themes and vocabulary from some of Ultima Vez's best-known performances. Participants will explore and confront Vandekeybus’ energetic vocabulary, looking to understand side-effect aesthetics through work with state, intention and spontaneity.


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Monday 10 - Friday 14 July 2017

2017-28 Ultima Vez/Tools for Partnering / German Jauregui

Teacher: German Jauregui

Workshop description
This workshop will be a technical approach to some physical aspects of partnering work. Feeling our partner, rather then trying to impose a concrete form or body shape, will be our basic strategy. Starting with a study and analysis of our weight and the control of the center of the body, we will explore different techniques which will help us to approach the other body and discover different relationships between two or more bodies. We will learn existing material we will create our own material within a defined context. By working with another body we will discover more posssibilities of our own body

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Monday 10 - Friday 14 July 2017

2017-13 Michael Schumacher / Improvisation and Instant Composition

Teacher: Michael Schumacher

Workshop description:
The aim of this workshop is to develop conscious presence while improvising in a performance.Each session begins with exercises that explore relationships between thought, movement and presence in the immediate environment. By promoting a greater awareness of sensory input, the performer becomes better equipped to interact with their internal and external impulses.
The session continues with examples of both fixed and open structures in which the participants improvise with such elements as dance, music, text, and light. Through practice and theory, participants explore a process by which they collectively experience spontaneously created compositions.

Michael Schumacher is a versatile dance artist who has developed a unique approach to the discipline of improvisation. He has been a member of several groundbreaking companies, including Ballet Frankfurt, Twyla Tharp Dance, and Magpie Music Dance Company. In recent years, his choreographic work has come to the forefront in productions of the Holland Dance Festival. With Jiří Kylián, he created the hauntingly beautiful Last Touch First, which has been performed throughout Europe to great acclaim. Together with Sabine Kupferberg, Schumacher created Queen Lear, a magical distillation of Shakespeare’s epic narrative into a dramatic duet. He has also made guest appearances in productions by Peter Sellars, William Forsythe, Dana Caspersen, Anouk van Dijk and Sylvie Guillem. In 2008, Schumacher was awarded both the Gouden Zwaan and the Jiří Kylián Ring, the first dancer/choreographer ever to receive the two awards at the same time. Mr Schumacher resides in Amsterdam and gives workshops in movement analysis and improvisation worldwide.

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Monday 10 - Friday 14 July 2017

2017-14 Tomislav English, Ferus Animi//Terra Nova

Teacher: Tomislav English

Open to all movers (circus, yoga, dance, martial arts, athletics)

Workshop description: the workshop will examine the principles behind the techniques that we have come to recognise, parallel to exploring the instinctive and evolutionary processes of the human organism when tactically separated from these techniques. Each day will consist of a morning 'training' session, followed by an afternoon principle exploration.

 

 

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Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July

2017-15 Auditioning on Camera / Cinedans LAB

Teacher: Johan Greben , Leo van Emden

MAKING YOUR OWN AUDITION FILM!

HJS in cooperation with Cinedans LAB



For a first round of auditions, dancers are increasingly expected to present themselves through a short videoclip. With today’s smartphones everyone has a camera at their disposal. But how do you showcase your talent in an insightful and honest way? How do you display yourself and your talent when you’re not there? And how do you ensure that the videoclip’s quality is sound? In this workshop you’ll work under the guidance of choreographer Johan Greben and filmmaker Leo van Emden, both former dancers, on your very own audition tape as you’ll explore both theory and practical assignments.

Cinedans LAB is the education and talent development label of Cinedans Dance on Screen. Through specialised workshops for professional dance- and filmmakers, Cinedans aims to deepen the genre and raise the quality of dance film to a higher standard. Cinedans LAB’s workshops and masterclasses offer support in the development and production of dancefilms. The label brings together the production processes and artistic worlds of dance and film.

Work with your own  smartphone, bring sufficient data storage, a charged battery and charger!

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Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July

2017-31 workshop with Liat Waysbort

Teacher: Liat Waysbort

 more info will folow soon

 
Photo by Ton van Til

Liat will work on the material from her Julidans festival performace" "Titanic" on Friday 14th July at Vondelpark Openluchttheater.

more in fo will follow soon

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Monday 17 - Friday 21 july

2017-16 Igal Perry/Choreography Workshop

Teacher: Igal Perry

Workshop discription

In this workshop renowned choreographer, teacher and studio owner Igal Perry will teach or adapt an existing choreography or create a new one on the participants. Perry's pieces are known for their lyricism and musicality and his Peridance Ensemble performs them throughout the world.
Outsanding dancers during the workshop will be considered for a scholarship for Peridance Studios in New York.

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Monday 17 - Friday 21 July

2017-17 Akram Khan Dance 1 / Nicola Monaco

Teacher: Nico Monaco

This workshop will be offering participants a fascinating insight into the Akram Khan Company’s practice and choreography. The teacher, Nicola Monaco, has worked with Akram for a number of years and will lead  repertory sessions that draw upon materials from the company’s pieces. The aim of the workshop is to deepen the awareness of the body through elements like inner/outer space, speed and repetition. More detailed information about which repertory pieces will be worked on will follow soon.

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Monday 17 - Friday 21 july

2017-18 Kylian Repertory 1/ Karine Guizzo

Teacher: Karine Guizzo


Phot: Joris Jan Bos

Workshop description: In this 5-day workshop excerpts from different pieces of the great choreographer Jiri Kylian will be taught. Karine Guizzo, who worked with NDT and Kylian for 16 years, will guide the students in capturing the qualities of this extraordinary choreographer’s style. People who attended previous Kylian repertory workshops are invited too, as Karine will work on different parts.
 

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Monday 17 - Friday 21 july

2017-19 Akram Khan Co. 2 / Nicola Monaco

Teacher: Nico Monaco

KAASH / iTMOi Repertory

This workshop will be offering participants a fascinating insight into the Akram Khan Company’s practice and choreography. The workshop will start with an intense physical improvisation rooted in the works of choreographers such as Akram Khan, Emio Greco and Gregory Maqoma, it aims to deepen the awareness of body/mind through the exploration of time/speed, space, rhythms and repetition. The dancers will learn sections from the pieces iTMOIi (2013) and  KAASH (created in 2002 and re-staged in 2014) and explore their own creativity through the manipulation of the material learned.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJGwnHq55WA

The teacher, Nicola Monaco, has worked with Akram for a number of years and will lead  repertory sessions that draw upon materials from the company’s pieces. The aim of the workshop is to deepen the awareness of the body through elements like inner/outer space, speed and repetition. More detailed information about which repertory pieces will be worked on will follow soon.

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Monday 17 – Friday 21 July

2017-20 / Kathleen Hermesdorf / Corpo-Reality

Teacher: Kathleen Hermesdorf

 
photo: Chani Bockwinkel

Dancing the body as an instrument of perception, intuition and action. Deepening awareness and understanding of your physical instrument by investigating states of embodiment and the act of motion through a hybrid of traditional, contemporary and alternative forms. Experimenting with the many bodies we inhabit – anatomical, elemental, emotional, artistic, political, animal, magical, mundane and more. Exploring articulation and agency, form and function, materiality and imagination while practicing intuition, following impulses, releasing inhibitions and trusting instincts. Working with energy cultivation, touch and manipulation, technical modalities, somatic and Contact Improvisation, choreography, scores and creative processes to encourage sensate virtuosity, interactive intelligence, personal presence and performative practice.

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Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July

2017-21 ALLEYNE DANCE

Teacher: Kristina &Sadé Alleyne


Photo KONNE PICS


Workshop description: this is a physical workshop which will involve strong, complex, and technical sequences, in and out of the floor, focusing on performance/stamina and commitment throughout the session, improvisation will also be explored as part of self-development.

The significant factors for the workshop are to develop the dancers’ creative mind, drive from passion, determination, strength, musicality and most importantly an intention/honesty in whatever choice they make throughout the session.
Our style has been inspired and developed from working with the likes of Akram Khan (fusion of Kathak and Contemporary Dance), Retina Dance Company (Release and Contact Work), Gregory Maqoma (Afro-Fusion Dance) and Henri Oguike (Classical Contemporary Dance based on Forsythe and Cunningham techniques).
Kristina joined forces with her twin sister Sadé Alleyne and started up their own education/performance company. In 2014 ALLEYNE DANCE was launched. Kristina and Sadé Alleyne present Alleyne Dance, an internationally touring, innovative, modern, multi-disciplined dance company based in London. Kristina and Sadé have worked with many companies across the years and trained in many genres of dance including traditional African dance, Hip Hop, Kathak, Latin and Circus Skills.

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Monday 24 - Friday 28 July

2017-22 Countertechnique / James Vu Anh Pham

Teacher: James Vu Ahn Pham


Photo by Koen Broos

This workshop will explore the tools of Countertechnique, Chunky Move/Anouk Van Dijk repertoire and the joy of moving with one another.
Over the course of the workshop will introduce the Tools of Countertechnique, and apply them to the repertoire inorder to find more dynamic, fluidity, freedom and ease of movement.
We will explore the concepts, energetic flow and connection of the repertoire from Chunky Move with each other and use this as a gateway to discover further together.

 

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Monday 24- Friday 28July 2016

2017-23 Eastman (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui) /Louise Michel Jackson

Teacher: Louise Michel Jackson

 

 

 

During the workshop you will be confronted with Eastman’s dance vocabulary and have the chance to explore a variety of different styles and techniques, that influence Cherkaoui’s dance language.
Our aim on this workshop is to bring the performers/dancers in touch with some of the tasks from which Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui makes his pieces

The workshop will be focusing on the bodies individually in order to produce a very specific fashion of movement where principle elements of the body are in major priority such as gravity fluency flexibility extension folding unfolding and most of all the transfer of body in space and its levels.

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Monday 24 - Friday 28 July

2017-24 Kylian Repertory 2 / Karine Guizzo

Teacher: Karine Guizzo

Workshop description: In this 5-day workshop excerpts from different pieces of the great choreographer Jiri Kylian will be taught. Karine Guizzo, who worked with NDT and Kylian for 16 years, will guide the students in capturing the qualities of this extraordinary choreographer’s style. People who attended previous Kylian repertory workshops are invited too, as Karine will work on different parts.

 

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Monday 24 - Friday 28 July

2017-25 Choreography Project / Maurice Causey

Teacher: Maurice Causey

Choreography Project with Maurice Causey


Photo by Jelle Ijntema

 
Workshop description: The choreographer Maurice Causey will create a piece on the dancers during this 5 day workshop. Causey, who danced in classical companies and with William Forsythe before working as balletmaster of Netherlands Dance Theater from 2004-2010, is considered a new choreographic talent. He has recently been commissioned by both European and American companies to choreograph pieces. His own style combines elements of classical/neoclassical technique with clear composition and often a humorous touch.

 

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Monday 24 - Friday 28 July

2017-26 Hofesh Shechter Dance co. Repertory Workshop

Teacher: Merel Lammers



Led by Dutch Hofesh Shechter Company dancer, Merel lammers,  each day’s session will  introduce key elements to understanding and experiencing this unique movement language and the qualities of the work. In tis workshop you will be working on sequences and movement material from Hofesh's choreography SUN.

Trailer of SUN

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Monday 17 - Friday 21 july

2017-27 Speaking while Moving / Patricia Bardi

Teacher: Patricia Bardi

Speaking while Moving

 Workshop description:

Increasingly, contemporary choreographers are asking dancers to include their voice in
performance. This workshop aims to develop your creative skills to bring your speaking voice into a dynamic communication that is authentic, playful and embodied. Developing our breath awareness through actively moving enhances our vocal presence and gives us a way to engage our body awareness. This helps to build an active, inspired dialogue in experiencing and developing our communication skills and creative practice.

We will work with connecting our breath to physical sensation while actively moving in
space. We will engage with sound and language through improvisation opening up the space inside ourselves, in partners and in a shared circle of sound & rhythm. From this sense of physical connection, we will move into interacting with sounds coming from physical gesture and fluctuating rhythms.
Bringing the body into a felt sense of awareness provides fertile ground for bringing our awareness & vocal presence into a whole body experience that supports our capacity to communicate and enhance our presentation skills. Our expression begins to converge & navigate through uncharted territory refreshing our relationship to our creativity and aliveness.

Please bring a short text of 3 or 4 lines that inspires you to move, feel and
express.

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Monday 24 - Friday 28 July

2017-29 Peeping Tom / Jos Baker

Teacher: Jos Baker

 
Photo by Christine Brorsson 

Workshop on the creative process.

Exploring physical extremes and characterisation; this workshop will look at ways of creating scene ideas using theatrical and physical tools, and then on how to develop and refine those ideas. How does a dancer approach character, how does a character dance? we will explore methods of generating material that play with the personality, strengths and weaknesses of the individual, in the attempt to find unique and specialised material. Much of this work is inspired by Jos’ experience working with Peeping Tom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?

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Monday 24 - Friday 28 July

2017-30 Gaga/dancers & Ohad Naharin's Repertory

Teacher: Tamir Eting

 Gaga/dancers & Ohad Naharin's Repertory

This workshop starts with an open Gaga/dancers class. This class is required for workshop participants and included in the workshop price.
Gaga/dancers:                             15:00 – 16:15
Small break                                  16:15 - 16:30
Ohad Naharin's repertory:           16:30 - 18:00 

Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement.

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

The Gaga Workshop will begin each day with a Gaga/dancers class. This class is very similar to the daily class that is given to the Batsheva Dance Company dancers.
Gaga/dancers starts at 15:00 – 16:15 is open to professional dancers and dance students.
After a 15 minutes break, the class will be followed by a session of Repertoire of Ohad Naharin. This gives the participants an opportunity to learn excerpts of Ohad Naharin’s choreographic works. In this session, dancers apply their training in Gaga to the repertory.

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HJS Summer 2017
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