After a powerful remounting of the work CLIMAX at the Varda Studio, as part of the “Bat-Shevah Invites” series, we are happy to announce the European Premiere on October 8, 9 &10 at theatre Garonne in Toulouse (FR). Teatre Garonne which also co-produced the work has written in their program: “In the vein of Maguy Marin or Lia Rodrigues - but with its own vocabulary - Yasmeen Godder mingles with the poetic political correctness, and invites you in the same movement to individual archeology and a collective experience.”. 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)
In September we had the Second Open House “Störung/ הפרעה” project which we have been holding in the studio since September 2015. The “Open House” is an opportunity to invite the different communities involved in the project to meet and share the different ideas, questions and beginnings of the artistic projects we are initiating.
This time Shuli Enosh, Uri Shafir and Yasmeen Godder are inviting you to participate in two short 30 minute workshops which have developed in the exchanges between the dancers and the scientists: Hila Gvirts, Matan Karklinsky, Anat Klieger and Nimrod Levin, as part of their monthly meetings as well as presenting some primary ideas and directions which Godder is exploring in her artistic research with Shuli Enosh, Dor Frank, Ayala Frankel, Uri Shafir, Ari Teperberg and Ofir Yudilevich.
“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, Institute of Technology (Technion), University of Haifa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Bar-Ilan 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.
Involved in the project are: On the "Dance Side" - Sigal Bergman, Dor Frank, Yasmeen Godder, Yuli Kovbasnian, Uri Shafir, Shiri Teicher, Edu Turrull Ofir Yudilevich, Anat Vaadia, Ayala Frenkel and Ari Teperberg;
On the "Science Part" : Yochi Cohen, Anat Dahan, Dorit Guy-Jelinek, Katherin Joubran, Hila Gvirts, Nimrod Levin, Naama Kadmon-Harpaz and Matan Karklinsky.
Here’s the blog of the project :www.hafraah.wordpress.com
We are hosting for the firs time in Israel a special KLEIN TECHNIQUE™ Workshop with Barbara Mahler 28.9-2.10 (Sukkot Holiday). KLEIN TECHNIQUE™ is a process through which the body is analyzed and understood to improve and to further movement potential. The technique is searching for balance between opposing forces in the body and in movement such as mobility and stability, lightness and strength and connected heels to the ground as opposed to head-up connection.By focusing on the skeletal system and especially the coccyx and sacrum bone, the crown heels, shoulder blades and seat bones with different exercises, we will understand and investigate the connection and integration of these bones while raising awareness for stabilizer muscles on one side and release on the other. We will explore the sagittal actions of walking, running and jumping by using the tailbone as the main initiator of the movement. "When the bones are aligned we become connected, we become powerful and become strong, the body become efficient and alive, and injuries often heal". (Susan Klein). Barbara Mahler is a widely respected choreographer, performer, movement educator, bodyworker; recipient of a 2013 BAX Arts Educator Award. She travels extensively as a guest artist to many festivals and colleges across the U.S, Canada, and Europe, as a master teacher of and major contributor in the development and outreach of Klein Technique™.
For more details and registration please contact the producer and initiator of the workshop Laura Kirshenbaum firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to share the link to EXTREMUM-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
ongoing workshops and classes!
Yasmeen Godder - Mondays 9:00am-10:45am
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!
NO CLASSES on October 5th+October 12th
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