The Arches and Sense Scotland present
Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jul 2013 | Sat: 10am-5pm | Sun: 10am-4pm | £85 for both days (includes lunch/refreshments)
A two day masterclass in Contact Improvisation led by Itay Yatuv, Artistic Director of the Hakvutza Dance School and one of Israel’s leading dance teachers and practitioners.
Beginning with individual work, incorporating floor work and using momentum, the class will then move on to work with a partner, looking at the learning process that happens with duet. Through games and different tricks, the aim is to disrupt habits and discover new ways of challenging your boundaries as a dancer. Although it will be hard work, it will also be a lot of fun.
To book a place please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The class takes place over two days at TouchBase (Sense Scotland), 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1E (nearest underground: Kinning Park) and costs £85 altogether, including light lunch and refreshments.
- Although we welcome non-specialist dancers, some background or experience in either dance or movement is preferable.
- Please wear loose fitting clothes.
Currently Artistic Director of the Hakvutza Dance School, Itay has been practising and teaching Contact Improvisation for 10 years. He trained as a contemporary dancer in New York, Italy and Israel. Choreographing independently for the last six years, Itay has been leading international projects of improvisational performance as well as teaching workshops in Holland, France, Switzerland, Spain, Taiwan and China.
This masterclass is presented by the Arches and supported by Sense Scotland; both organizations are working in partnership to host artist residencies. It is also part of Creative Scotland’s pARTners investment.
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Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
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Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
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