04/26/2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The dancing body is a whole complex system constructed of the physical body, the emotions, sensations, memories, personal history, thoughts and knowledge of the individual person. The Available Body facilitates a process of unlocking and expanding the range of expressive possibilities within this combined physical and mental existence.
We will work to improve physical abilities and availability in the body, increasing our attention and awareness of body and mind, releasing tension and increasing our appetite for movement.
We will use a series of improvisational scores and structured exercises to lead the body in experiencing different ways of initiating and thinking through movement.
I like to guide and support students in their own journeys, encouraging them to deepen their individual experiences, and challenging them to visit and practice outside their habitual comfort zones.
My teaching is inspired by the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education and uses many of the main principles of this method, such as: starting small, listening closely, being gentle, building movements slowly if substantially, repeating and varying movements as we become aware of possible complex combinations, creative solutions and follow-through.
We will learn through individual work, partnering and group work.
Naama Ityel was born in Tel-Aviv in 1987. She holds degrees from the Mate Asher Dance Academy and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). Since graduating, she has danced for the Emanuel Gat Dance Company, Colette Sadler, Dana Ruttenberg Dance Company, Angela Vadori, Shai Faran and others in Israel and Europe. Ityel created a piece for Mate Asher Dance Academy, co-choreographed One E on Edge, which premiered in the TanzTage Festival, collaborated with LaborGras, co-choreographed Do you come here often…? and performed in Tanzimpuls, Austria. She choreographed the solo Tracy, performed in Lake Studios, in the Contact Energy Festival, in Acker Stadt Palast, and won Third Prize and Critics’ Award in Belgrade’s Festival of Choreographic Miniature.
Since 2011, Ityel has been based in Berlin, working as a dancer and teaching dance, Yoga and Feldenkrais.
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