MOVING-COMMUNITIES-CONFERENCE

January 18-19, 2018 at the Mandel Cultural Center in Jaffa, Israel

MOVING COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE 

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.

Our Contemporary Dance Classes for People Living with Parkinson's began as a part of the "Störung/Hafra'a" Project – a collaboration between the Yasmeen Godder Company, Theatre Freiburg in Germany, and the Excellence Cluster BrainLinks-BrainTools at the University of Freiburg. This collaboration, which proved to be immensely rewarding on many levels, continues to this day in the form of two dance classes a week. Led by professional dancers and supported by a group of volunteers from the dance community and beyond, the classes employ a wide range of movement practices, from Capoeira to the Alexander Technique and from voice exploration to improvisation. The classes create a unique encounter that continues to be a source of inspiration and change both for the danceteachers and for the PD (Parkinson’s Dancers), whose illness has forced them to become movement experts.

The community that has evolved from these encounters developed a wide body of knowledge, which we'd like share, challenge and expand. MOVING COMMUNITIES will incorporate experiential workshops, performances, guest lectures and panels led by internationally acclaimed dance professionals, academics and the PD dancers.

Among the guests are: David Leventhal - a founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD®, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group that has now been used as a model for classes in more than 250 communities in 24 countries; Roberto Casarotto, Director of dance projects for the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) and Operaestate Festival Veneto and initiator of Dance Well – Movement research for Parkinson, and Monica Gillette, dancer/choreographer and co-artistic director of two research projects “BrainDance” (2014) and “Störung/Hafra'ah” (2014-16), both of which researched what role knowledge that is specific to dance can play in trans-disciplinary and societal contexts. These highly regarded innovators and teachers will talk about their work, their thoughts and philosophies as dance ambassadors in the community.

Guest lectures also include Prof. Zali Gurevitch poet and professor (emeritus) of Anthropology at the Hebrew University, And Prof. Edan Segev of Computational Neuroscience, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

We invite you to participate in this multi-generational and multi-disciplinary event, which views the meeting between diverse bodies, contexts and fields of expertise as a fruitful and significant factor for artistic creation and the development of communities.

The 2017’s Classes and the conference of Moving Communities was made possible thanks to a generous grant from The Ted Arison Family Foundation.


 

Free admission |  Early registration required for workshops and performances by email: guy@yasmeengodder.com

 Places are limited.

for the full program


Concept and Content Development: Sigal Bergman, Yasmeen Godder, Shirt Sabach Teicher
Production and Administration: Guy Hugler
Class Coordination: Shuli Enosh and Guy Hugler
Production: Omer Alsheich

The following is a detailed plan according to days (subject to change):

Please notice - all the activities that are still available are written in BLACK. 

All the activities that are already fully booked are in BLUE. 

 *The conference will be in Hebrew and English with simultaneous translation.         


Thursday 18.1.2018

9:30 Registration

 

10:00-11:15 [Fully Booked!]

DANCE FOR  PD® CLASS WITH DAVID LEVENTHAL

 Mark Morris Dance Group, New York

 

11:30-13:15 (Hall)

 

11:30-12:00

GATHERING AND WELCOME SPEECHES

Sigal Bergman, Yasmeen Godder, Shiri Sabah Teicher

 

12:00-12:30 

FROM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TO INITIATOR OF SOCIAL CHANGE

Roberto Casarotto

 

12:30-13:00 

RESEARCHING DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S

Dr. Sara Houston

 

 13:00-13:15

Q&A

 

13:15-14:00

LUNCH BREAK

 

14:00-16:15

DANCE YOUR PROJECT [By invitation only]

THOUGHTS ABOUT SOCIO-COMMUNAL ACTION THROUGH DANCE

Ilanit Tadmor

 

A participatory discussion for dance leaders in diverse communities

Led by Monica Gillette

 

16:30-18:00

SIMULTANEOUS WORKSHOPS:

Shaking Sigal Bergman (Yasmeen Godder Studio)

Words Without Movement Shiri Sabah Teicher (Hall)

Movement Without WordsAnat Vaadia (Mandel Studio)

Each workshop is 25 minutes long; it is possible to experience all three!

 

18:15-19:15 (Hall)

DANCING IN CONVERSATION

 Prof. Zali Gurevitch

(Hebrew with simultaneous translation to English)

 

19:30-20:30 [Fully Booked!]

AND MY HEART ALMOST STOOD STILL

Ari Teperberg

Followed by a post-performance discussion       

An additional performance, open for audience and in Hebrew, will take place at 21:30.  FOR TICKETS


Friday 19.1.2018

 

8:30 Registration

 

9:00-10:45 (Hall)

THE STORIES BEHIND DANCE AND PARKINSON’S INITIATIVES

 

Screening of “A Year With Dancers, Scientists and People with Parkinson’s”- a film by Maya Rothschild

 

A panel with Monica Gillette, David Leventhal and Roberto Cassarotto

Mediator: Yasmeen Godder

 

11:00-12:30 [Fully Booked!]

MORNING CLASS

Co-led by Dance Teachers and Dancers with Parkinson’s

Guy Hugler - Ora Lev-Ron, Avi Elchadef -Ofir Najary, Meir Peretz-Shuli Enosh, Liora Bahar-Sigal Bergman, Gershon Mogilner-Anat Vaadia, Shuki Chaba-Yuli Kovbasnian

 

12:45-13:45 (Hall)

WHAT MAKES US CREATIVE?

Prof. Idan Segev

Prof. Idan Segev,  is the The David & Inez Myers Chair in Computational Neuroscience at The Hebrew University

(Hebrew with simultaneous translation to English)

 

14:30-15:30 [Fully Booked!]

SIMPLE ACTION

a participatory action inspired by Stabat Mater  

Yasmeen Godder Company

 

15:30-16:00

Fine Wine, snacks and talk

 

All of the activities will have simultaneous translation to either Hebrew or English

 

Free admission |  Early registration required for workshops and performances by email: guy@yasmeengodder.com

Please notice - all the activities that are still available are written in BLACK.

All the activities that are already fully booked are in BLUE;

 Places are limited.