Contemporary Dance Class
The training concentrates on the center work as the resource of all movement. The class starts with a repetitive warm up sequence consisting of yoga, articulations and breathing exercises. The main part of the class consists of exploration of the center of the body, balance and weight shifting in within different rhythms and dynamics. The way towards the floor and across the floor stands in focus. The movement is initiated from the anatomic point of view, while using images to enhance, and describe it. The class finishes with a longer sequence across the floor, which incorporates the materials gathered through the class and builds up through the week.
Based on a physical and intuitive exploration of movement, Efrat emphasizes in her class the movement in space and the diverse qualities of the moving Body.
Born 1977, grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel, since 2002 lives and works as a dancer, choreographer and a teacher in Germany. 1995 she danced with Bat-Sheva Dance Company and after that she collaborated with Barak Marshall Dance Company in Israel. 2001 Efrat finished her studies in theater directing at the Tel Aviv University. in 2002 she joined MS Schrittmacher in Oldenburg and in Berlin. Ever since she works with Martin Stiefermann as a dancer and as an artistic co-worker on different choreographies (u.a. Sportstück, Das Lewskow Manuskript, Gold). In 2006 she founded her own company ‘cie Efrat Stempler’ in Berlin. Since 2008 she works with the theatre director Wojtek Klemm on various theatre projects in Poland, Germany and Switzerland. In 2009 she founded together with Martin Stiefermann their performance label ‘Less Mess’. Efrat has been teaching professional and company training in Oldenburg and in Berlin since 2004.