MOVING COMMUNITIES is a conference celebrating three years of dance classes that brought together dance professionals and people living with Parkinson's disease at the Yasmeen Godder Studio in Jaffa, Israel. The conference, which will take place on January 18th and 19th 2018, invites participants to re-examine and experience anew the connection between thought and movement, dance and well being, and art as a transformative force in the community. It will focus on different practices of teaching dance to people with Parkinson's, as well as on the exploration of new initiatives that connect creativity, body and community.
The 2017’s Classes and the conference of Moving Communities was made possible thanks to a generous grant from The Ted Arison Family Foundation.
In October the Shimon Peres Prize awarded to those who made an outstanding contribution to the friendship between Germany and Israel was given on the project Störung (“disorder” in German) by German Monica Gillette and Israeli Yasmeen Godder's Company, which incorporated German and Israeli experts from the fields of medicine, engineering, theater and dance in a two-years-long study of the effect of movement and contemporary dance on people with Parkinson's. The prizes were awarded in cooperation with the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation.
Just completed our 6 ecstatic premiere shows of the repriese of Two Playful Pink- a powerful and thought-provoking duet from 2003, originally created and performed by Yasmeen Godder and her well known collaborator Iris Erez, and now restaged with two powerful performers: Dor Frank and Francesca Foscarini. Presented at the B-Motion Festival at Bassano del Grappa Italy and at the International Festival at Les Brigittines in Brussles, the work will return to performances in the first week of December , as part of the International Exposure Festival at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance in TLV.
Following its world premiere at Rovereto's Festival Oriente Occidente, FACE IN, Godder's creation for the super special Candoco Dance Company will have its London premiere shows at Sadler's Wells on March 9-10. For tickets
Check out the beautiful trailer
We're honored to be a part of the Global Dance for Parkinson's portal. The Yasmeen Godder Company was chosen to be the Israeli partner in this wonderful project and you are welcome to click-in and read about our weekly Contemporary Dance Classes for People Living with Parkinson's. Inside you will find documentation from two classes held in our studio: one with Anat Vaadia and the second with Sigal Bergman. The portal is an amazing tool to read and learn about varied approaches from some of the finest dance centers in the world that develop dance classes for people who lives with Parkinson. https://www.danceforparkinsons.online
Our weekly Contemporary Dance Classes for people living with Parkinson’s Disease began in February 2015, as part of the “Störung/הפרעה” Project. Initiated by Theatre Freiburg, Germany, this unique interdisciplinary collaborative project brought together professional dancers and choreographers with scientists and physicians – along with people with Parkinson’s from Israel and Germany – to explore different aspects of human movement and movement disorder. For more information about the project please visit our blog: www.hafraah.wordpress.com Following this successful and fulfilling year, we have continued the weekly classes independently. In January 2017, we received a generous grant from The Ted Arison Family Foundation allowing us to add another weekly class and a concluding conference. We are excited that in 2018 we continue with the bi-weekly classes. more information about the classes
Open Morning Class with Yasmeen Godder
An release-based technique class for people with experience in dance.
The studio opens at 8:45.
50 NIS a class/200 NIS for a card of 5 classes/ 350 NIS for 10 classes.
Please note: NO CLASS ON January 31!
*No registration is required
Open morning Yoga Classes with Avital Barak
Sundays and Thursdays 9:00am - 10:15am
Vinyasa style, for dancers and non-dancers
40 NIS a class/ 200 NIS for a card of 6 classes
Please note: NO CLASS ON January 18!
Contemporary Dance Classes for People living with Parkinson's Disease
Mondays at 11:30-12:45 and Wednesdays at 10:30-11:45
Classes are free and taught by a changing group of teachers.
60 NIS a class/ 500 NIS for a card of 10 classes
For more information please contact Guy Hugler: email@example.com