Mo.Ré, a collective for movement research
dienstags 19.30 Uhr im DOCK 11 Saal 3
This improvisation-based class will explore a range of qualities, sensations, perceptions, imaginations, and states of being leading to a heightened engagement with your physicality. We will research the relationship between metaphors, bodily textures, rhythm, effort, somatic attention, clarity of intentionality, forms of feelings, and their physical differentiation within movements. Our mutual exchange is inspired by our experience with Gaga, as by other somatic practices, and by philosophies of movement, as by everyday life experiences. We will use a variety of somatic tools to guide us through this exploration and to combine them with other movement techniques. The practice is highly physical, engaging your full body, mind, and spirit. The classes will be held by a different teacher every week so you will get to explore different approaches to further your experience with movement.
Classes are open to all levels.
We are a network for movement research by dancers who are based in Berlin and share a personal experience with Gaga, Ohad Naharin’s dance practice with Batsheva Dance Company. Through teaching and mutual exchange, we further explore our understanding of dance and movement, as well as investigate and get feedback over our new findings.
Members: Tamar Grosz, Olivia Tarrish Ancona, Steph Amurao, Nitsan Margaliot, Juan Corres Benito, Einav Katan-Schmid.
Einav Katan-Schmid, PhD, is a research associate at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, an Interdisciplinary Laboratory, at Humboldt University of Berlin and a core convener in the international network Performance Philosophy. Having a background as a dancer, her main focus of research is philosophy of dance. Einav has been practicing Gaga daily with the company's classes at Batsheva Dance Company (led by Ohad Naharin) (2003-2009), and holds a dance teaching diploma from The Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport (Israel). Her book “Embodied Philosophy in Dance; Gaga and Ohad Naharin's Movement Research” was published with Palgrave Macmillan (2016). Einav’s work is in the intersection of practice with theory and deals with questions that have both artistic and philosophical implications. Currently, she stages a research projects for dancers in VR. Einav was a lecturer for philosophy at the College for Arts, “Hamidrasha” Beit Berl, Israel, at the Faculty of Arts, Tel-Aviv University, and a guest teacher for practice and theory at the program for MA in Choreography, HZT Berlin. She has been teaching practical workshops on embodied research in varied platforms.
Stephanie Marie Amurao grew up in Vancouver, Canada. She received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Juilliard School in 2010 upon which she joined Bern: Ballett in Switzerland. In 2012, Stephanie joined the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel where she remained for two seasons. Here, she delved into the practice of gaga and toured internationally with Ohad Naharin’s work. Most recently, Stephanie was a member with L.A. Dance Project under the direction of Benjamin Millepied. Here, she worked with a wide variety of artists engaging in site-specific pieces, film work and performed both classical and contemporary work. Throughout her career, Stephanie has worked with choreographers such as: Jyrki Karttunen, Andrea Miller, Noa Zuk, Andonis Foniadakis, Roy Assaf, Ohad Naharin, Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, William Forsythe, to name a few. She is now a Berlin based freelancer who continues to explore her approach to movement by combining her classical training with the practice and exploration of various improvisational tools.
Tamar Grosz was born 1990 in Santiago de Chile, she grew up in Jerusalem, Israel. She joined the Batsheva ensemble 2008 and since 2010 she has been working as a freelancer. She danced with choreographers: Ronit Ziv, Idan Cohen, Maya Levi, Sofia Krantz, Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin, Iris Marco, Kiani Del Valle, Aoife McAtmney, Christoph Winkler. In 2013, she moved to Berlin where she founded together with her college Francesca Penzo the artistic platform FEM – for feminine*feminist art. Under FEM, with support of Fattoria Vittadini, she created the pieces "Why are we so f***ing dramatic?" (2013), "577 ovules in the right place" (2016), "I am not a Jew Israeli vegan lesbian woman. I am Tamar" (2014) and "The future" (2017). Tamar is a physics and chemistry bachelor student in the open university of Israel and researches how to experience life in a serious humor.
Nitsan Margaliot was born in Ramat Gan, Israel. He graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance high school, immediately after that he went on to dance in Kamuyot, a joint production by Batsheva Dance Company and Riksteatern in Sweden. He then joined Batsheva Ensemble Dance Company for two years under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin. In 2011 he joined Vertigo Dance Company, artistic director Noa Wertheim, where he danced for two years. Performing and touring in Israel, USA, Australia, China and Europe.
In 2013 he created his first solo piece which premiered in Shades of Dance Festival in Suzanne Dellal Centre, artistic director Idit Herman. later on that year Nitsan moved to Germany, where he is based in Berlin. Since then he worked with choreographers such as: Andonis Foniadakis, Laurent Chétouane, Maud Le Pladec, Ido Feder, Kat Válastur and Aoife McAtamney.
Since 2015 he have been collaborating on improvisation works with musicians such as Clara Gervais and Steuart Pincombe in Berlin and in Missouri, USA.
Juan Corres started dancing in his hometown Vitoria, Spain, and went on to study at London Contemporary Dance School. In the years 2007-09 he was part of the Dance Apprentice Network aCross Europe, working with its artistic directors William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Frédéric Flamand and Angelin Preljocaj. Since 2009 he has worked as a dancer with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Eva Recacha, Anna Röthlisberger and Aoife McAtamney. He is currently based in Berlin, where he has performed with Isabelle Schad, Sylvana Seddig, amongst others, and in theater with Thomas Bo Nilsonn, Schaubühne, and Johan Kresnik, Volksbühne. Parallel to his performance activities, Juan teaches dance and improvisation and enjoys letting the different practices feed each other.
Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. She trained with the Northwest Dance Project, Jefferson Dancers, and the Portland Ballet, and is an alumnus of the Juilliard School. In 2010-2012 Olivia was a member of the Batsheva ensemble, where she trained and became certified in Gaga. Olivia was one of the first dancers of Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s company L-E-V from 2012-2014, while freelancing internationally including collaborations with Italian choreographer Luca Veggetti and performing in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s company, Eastman. 2014/15 Olivia was a member of the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, where she had the opportunity to work with Mats Ek and create with Johan Inger before rejoining Batsheva Dance Company in March 2015. In the fall of 2016 she danced, acted, and coached for the upcoming film, Suspiria. While freelancing, teaching, and creating internationally in 2017/18 she will perform in productions with Roderick George, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, and Wim Vandekeybus, among others. Olivia is currently based in Berlin.