Training for Dancers
Nitsan Margaliot was born in Ramat Gan, Israel. He graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance high school, and 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, where he danced for two years under the artistic direction of Noa Wertheim. In 2013, he created his first solo piece which premiered at the Shades of Dance Festival in Suzanne Dellal Centre (artistic director Idit Herman). Later on that year, Nitsan moved to Germany, where he is now based in Berlin. Since then, he has worked with choreographers such as Andonis Foniadakis, Laurent Cheteuane, Maud La Pladec, Ido Feder, Kat Valastur and Aoife McAtamney. Since 2015, he has been collaborating on improvisation works with musicians such as Clara Gervais and Steuart Pincombe.
In the class, we will go through a journey in which we explore a range of qualities, states, moods and vibrations. The body will be referred to as an organic being which influences and allows us to act and behave from an intuitive, profound place. Trying to distance ourselves from our thinking brain, we will connect to our sensing brain. We will investigate how we can communicate and relate to another body as a landscape in space. Tools will be used to approach improvisation through the imagination and the feeling-responding knowledge that is in our body.