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Olivia Ancona

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout his work as a choreographer and Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga challenges multi-layer tasks. We are aware of the connection between effort and pleasure, the distance between our body parts, the friction between flesh and bones, we sense the weight of our body parts, yet our form is not shaped by gravity... we are aware of where we hold unnecessary tension, we let go only to bring life and efficient movement to where we let go . . . We are turning on the volume of listening to our body.

Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. After training at the Juilliard School, she joined the Batsheva Ensemble (2010-2012) under the direction of Ohad Naharin and returned to the main company in 2015.
Olivia was a founding member of Sharon Eyal’s LEV, and has worked with Mats EK, Johan Inger, Wim Vandekeybus in the Royal Swedish Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Eastman), Luca Veggetti, Örjan Andersson, Bryan Arias, and Oona Doherty. She was a guest with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Goteborg Danskompani. In the fall of 2016 Olivia danced, acted, and coached in the film, Suspiria. She is a certified gaga teacher and regularly teaches research/repertoire workshops and classes internationally. She also sets Sharon Eyal’s works on companies throughout Europe. Most recently she joined Alan Lucien Øyen’s, Winter Guests for the creation of ‘Story, Story, Die’.

alle Level
13.30 - 14.30 Uhr
DOCK 11 Saal1