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TOWARS VIVENCIA INTENSIVE with Jorge Crecis

TOWARS VIVENCIA INTENSIVE with Jorge  Crecis
Time Time

11-5pm

Date Date
1st-4th November
Price Price

£135 EB until 24th October/ £150 thereafter

SINGLE DAY £40

A dancer with an extremely intense and physical practice, based on twenty years of scientific research, Jorge Crecis offers work derived from the repertoires of the companies Acosta Danza, Scottish Dance Theatre and Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre.

About the training method:

Towards Vivencia is a highly effective way to experience peak performance presence and learn tools to train it:

– A training that builds on traditional training to allow performers to go even further
– Mindset, motivation and mental health through high energy training.
– Techniques and exercises developed over the last 20 years of practical and academic research

photo. Jesus Robisco

Bio

Jorge holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. He worked as a professional dancer for different companies throughout Europe, and became a full-time lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School for 4 years. Currently, Jorge is an award winning choreographer whose work has been performed in the main theatres around the world: New York City Centre, avant-garde 798 District in Beijing, Sadlers Wells, the Royal Opera House in London. Jorge founded SQx (somoSQuien eXperience) leading workshops internationally and coaching professional companies such as Akram Khan, DV8, Punchdrunk, Rambert…

Over the last years Jorge has been commissioned by companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre, Acosta Danza. His latest creation for the company directed by Carlos Acosta has been awarded as the best dance piece presented in Cuba in 2017.

In 2018, he obtained his PhD degree by Goldsmiths University of London. For the last 20 years, Jorge has been working to crack the secret of how to replicate altered states of consciousness using neurosciences, anthropology and phenomenology.

GAGA.PEOPLE CLASS with ANOUSHKA JAGO

GAGA.PEOPLE CLASS with ANOUSHKA JAGO
Time Time

3-4pm

Date Date
31st October
Price Price

£12

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director (1990-2018) of Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga originated from Naharin’s need to communicate with his dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga.
 
Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration. Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and they are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort. The language of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.

 
Information about the class:
Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.

Bio

Anoushka was born in South East London. She began her training at the Centre for Advanced Training at Trinity Laban and the National Youth Dance Company, where she worked with Akram Khan and Andrej Petrovic to create and tour ‘The Rashomon Effect’. The following year she studied on the Foundation Course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and was simultaneously a member of WatkinsDance Associates. She then travelled to Israel, attending the International Dance Journey Programme with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and shortly afterwards to Italy, where she danced at Nuova Officina della Danza (NOD). She returned to England in 2017 to become a member of JV2 under the direction of Marilena Dara and David Lloyd, and toured pieces by Jasmin Vardimon, Yung Kung Song and André Rebelo. She has also performed in works by Rami Be’er, Botis Seva, Olga Stetsyuk and Megan Doheny and collaborates with Hadassah Perry.

Anoushka graduated from the Gaga Teacher Training Programme in 2020, under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari and Ohad Naharin.

A lover of adventure, and curious about the process of discovering more- be that physically, artistically or personally, Anoushka hopes to create a generous environment where participants feel deeply cared for yet hugely pushed.

GAGA.DANCERS CLASS with ANOUSHKA JAGO

GAGA.DANCERS CLASS with ANOUSHKA JAGO
Time Time

4:30-5:45pm

Date Date
31st October
Price Price

£12

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director (1990-2018) of Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga originated from Naharin’s need to communicate with his dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga.
 

Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures. The classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar skills with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well, unlocking the endlessness of possibilities. Dancers are guided to connect their effort to pleasure and to discover the virtue of silliness.
 

Information about the class:
Gaga/dancers classes are open to dancers and advanced dance students ages 16+.

Bio

Anoushka was born in South East London. She began her training at the Centre for Advanced Training at Trinity Laban and the National Youth Dance Company, where she worked with Akram Khan and Andrej Petrovic to create and tour ‘The Rashomon Effect’. The following year she studied on the Foundation Course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and was simultaneously a member of WatkinsDance Associates. She then travelled to Israel, attending the International Dance Journey Programme with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and shortly afterwards to Italy, where she danced at Nuova Officina della Danza (NOD). She returned to England in 2017 to become a member of JV2 under the direction of Marilena Dara and David Lloyd, and toured pieces by Jasmin Vardimon, Yung Kung Song and André Rebelo. She has also performed in works by Rami Be’er, Botis Seva, Olga Stetsyuk and Megan Doheny and collaborates with Hadassah Perry.

Anoushka graduated from the Gaga Teacher Training Programme in 2020, under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari and Ohad Naharin.

A lover of adventure, and curious about the process of discovering more- be that physically, artistically or personally, Anoushka hopes to create a generous environment where participants feel deeply cared for yet hugely pushed.