Moving Bodies

SAT + SUN, 01. + 02.12.2018, 15:00–19:00

Level: Dancers
Fee: 95€ / 80€ Early Bird (until November 15th)

Number of participants is limited!

Gaga/ dancers and Research Workshop with Olivia Ancona and Scott Jennings

These two days will be about creating an open playground for all involved. Each day will start with a gaga class, followed by a research session. Through a collaborative effort, we will combine our gaga and release based approaches, also drawing on our differing performance experiences to ping pong physical and sensorial ideas.
Our interests and proposals become tools to share and explore with each person in the room. In which ways can we connect to different engines and impulses in the body? How can we be more efficient and dynamic with our shifting weight? How can we sculpt the body in space and in relation to others?
We will address these questions by offering tools, tasks and games in order to become more in tune with our bodies. Let’s move, sense, and discover!

Scott Jennings – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
Scott is a British born dancer, performer and teacher. He studied dance and theatre at The BRIT School (2002-06) and then went onto receive a BA degree from London Contemporary Dance School (2006-09).
Beginning his career in London, Scott worked and collaborated with Matthew Bourne, Maxine Doyle, Luca Silvestrini and Alexandra Waierstall, amongst others.
In 2012, he moved to Germany and has spent the last six years as a full-time member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.
Scott has taught classes and lead workshops in NYC, London, Italy, and Berlin.

Olivia Ancona – former dancer for Batsheva and Sharon Eyal L-E-V
Olivia 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) and Luca Veggetti, amongst others. Most recently she was a guest with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and in the fall of 2016 danced, acted, and coached in the upcoming film, Suspiria.
She is a certified gaga teacher and regularly teaches workshops and classes internationally, as well as staging Sharon Eyal’s works. She is currently based out of Berlin.