NEWS

Open House of “Störung/ הפרעה” on May 21st –.“Störung/ הפרעה” is a unique collaborative interdisciplinary project that brings together scientists, professional dancers and choreographers, physicians, as well as Parkinson’s disease patients from Israel and Germany, to explore different aspects of human movement and movement disorder. Specifically, the project involves Theater Freiburg and Exzellenzcluster BrainLinks-BrainTools of the University of Freiburg on the German side, and the Yasmeen Godder Dance Company, Ben-Gurion University, Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), University of Haifa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Bar-Illan University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem from the Israeli side. Since February 2015 we have been holding weekly dance lessons to about 40 Parkinson’s disease patients both in Freiburg and in Tel Aviv, while graduate-level students participate in the dance lessons and conduct related studies.  The dancers and choreographers who are teaching the classes are also conducting artistic research which has been developing from the classes and the meetings with the different participants.

The open house is an opportunity to share what we have been doing in the studio around this project and the different communities involved.  Involved in the project are: Sigal Bergman, Shuli Enosh, Dor Frank, Yasmeen Godder, Yuli Kovbasnian, Uri Shafir, Shiri Teicher, Edu Turull Montells, Ofir Yudilevich and Anat Vaadia.

Open House - 20.5.2015 at 18:00 in The Mandel Cultural Center, Jaffa.   

Here’s the blog of the project : www.hafraah.wordpress.com

 

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On July 4-5, and July 24-25 we will present CLIMAX at the Varda Studio at the Suzanne Dellal Center as part of the Bat-Shevah Invites series. The work which was originally commissioned by the Petach Tikva Museum for Contemporary Art, is moving as a site specific work, each time being informed by the new space. We invited audiences  to a work which challenges conventions of both time and space and the the usual relationship between audience and performers.

 

“The wonderful dancers deserve praise no less than the choreography - they express a physical and emotional totality that does justice to the emotional roller coaster they embody. They radiate truth and that is why everything that takes place is so touching. It is happening here and now."

Ruth Eshel, Haaretz (July 2014)

 

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We are happy to share the link toEXTREMUM-Reflection on the work of Yasmeen Godder. The book includes writings by Paolo Ruffini, Avi Feldman,  Elisabeth Nehring , Raphael Zagury-Orly and many more wonderful writers.  The book was initiated and produced by The Petach-Tikva Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Set in Motion; Dance-Art-Community, curated by Drorit Gur Arie and Avi Feldman. For purchasing

 

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Excited to invite all of you to a new series of Open Morning Classes at our studio - each time hosting a guest artist.  Matan Daskal - who performed in Love Fire by Yasmeen Godder, and who has recently participated as a creating-performer in Lie Like A Lion will open this series.  In class he will explore  :"The fascinating meeting between the release technique and the gaga language. An interest in the  desire for effort next to the desire for releasing. Each session will  focus on one quality, experiencing it in different physical situations so that  it can sink in the body and to be saved as muscle memory to be used as a key or a tool available for us - In the studio and in life." Matan will teach in May and June

ongoing workshops and classes!

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Yasmeen  Godder - Mondays 9:00am-10:45am

Matan Daskal - Wendsdays  9:00am-10:30am

The studio will be open from 8:45;

50 NIS a class/200 NIS for a card of 5 classes/ 350 NIS for 10 classes! 

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Yoga Classes with Avital Barak 

Sun. & Thurs. 9:00am - 10:15am

Vinyasa style, for dancers and non-dancers

40 NIS a class/ 170 NIS for a card of 5 classes

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For more information about Workshops and Classes