Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October

2017-32 Luke Jessop / Riding the Curve

Teacher: Luke Jessop

Weekend workshop with LUKE JESSOP



Starting with a focused warm-up class each day, this workshop concentrates on using our body as one in a very physical relationship with the floor. Creating structures and curves with the body to enable creative-acrobatics, flowing in and out of the floor. We will seek to take advantage of gravity to 'ride the curve' down into the floor and use this energy to come back out, using less effort, less muscle, leaving more energy and power.

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Monday 23 - Thursday 26 October

2017 - 33 Kylian Repertory

Teacher: Shirley Esseboom

The works of the brilliant choreographer Jiri Kylian are in the repertories of major dance companies throughout the world. In this workshop excerpts from "Toss of a Dice", and -if men available- the beautiful duets of"Un Ballo" will be taught by Shirley Esseboom. Shirley was a leading dancer in Netherlands Dance Theater for many years and sets Kylian works on companies worldwide.

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Tuesday 7 - Friday 10 November 2017

2017 - 34 Peeping Tom workshop with Jos Baker

Teacher: Jos Baker

This is going to be an intense 4 days looking at creative tools, particularly things Jos came across while working for Peeping Tom. It is an interesting and challenging workshop for anybody interested in the creative process.
The workshop will start with a warm-up each day, in which he works on principles from his contemporary dance class; Physicology looking at dance technique from fundamental principles of shifting a body through space all the way into complex dance material. It seeks a better understanding the fundamental physical principles of how the body connects to the floor and how the body can unify or isolate, using imagery and imagination to expand the dancers understanding of their technique. These fundamentals are then expanded into richly detailed and physical dance phrases.


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Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November

2017-35 Contemporary Partnering workshop

Teacher: Christina Mertzani & Evangelos Poulinos

Karl Heinz Mirkier

In this workshop we will explore ways to improve our corporeal awareness in connection with a partner. To achieve this goal, we are going to use elements from various techniques like contact improvisation, acrobatics, acro-yoga, improvisation, personal movement investigation and contemporary dance. The workshop progresses from simple exercises of receiving weight and moving as a couple or small groups, to more complex acrobatic exercises that lead gradually to the final partnering combination. At the same time, with proposals on sensations, feelings, images and movement qualities, you will be invited to discover and augment your personal way of moving. With the findings of this research we will set structured phrases, which will encourage your unique way of dancing.
We want you to enjoy every step of the process! It is exciting to dance with other people!

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Wednesday 27 december - Sunday 31 December (5days)

2017-36 Gaga workshop

Teacher: Yaniv Avraham, Guy Shomroni

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Wednesday 27 December:
10:00 - 11:30     Gaga/dancers
11:45 - 13:45     Repertory of Ohad Naharin
14:45 - 16:15     Methodics

Thursday 28 December
10:00  -11:15     Gaga/dancers
11:45 - 13:30     Repertory of Ohad Naharin
14:00 Get together; Free Lunch offered by HJS at Chassé Grand Café

Friday 29 December
10:00 - 11:15     Gaga/dancers
11:30 - 13:30     Repertory of Ohad Naharin
14:30 - 16:00     Methodics

Saturday 30 December
10:00 - 11:15     Gaga/dancers
11:30 - 13:30     Repertory of Ohad Naharin

Sunday 31 December
10:00 - 11:15     Gaga/dancers
11:30 - 13:30     Repertory of Ohad Naharin



Price:€ 450,- 
A minimum of 21 fully paid registrations are needed in order for the workshop to take place. Should this amount not be reached by 27 November, those who have paid will receive a full refund.Payment deadline: 20 November.
We encourage you to pay as soon as possible because your place is secured only after we have received your payment. We expect a waiting list for the workshop so to be assured of a place it is best to make the payment quickly.

The General Agreements are applicable on all HJS activities, though there is an
Adjusted Cancellation Policy concerning the Gaga workshop 2017;
The workshop price includes a non-refundable 100 EUR registration fee.
If you cancel a month before the start of the workshop, you will receive a full refund minus 100 EUR non-refundable registration fee.
If you cancel within a month before the start of the workshop, there is no refund unless we can fill your spot in the workshop, in which case you will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable 100 EUR registration fee.

The Gaga organization itself will ask you to fill I a form concerning the copyrights of the information you will receive in the course.


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HJS Summer 2017
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