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Working through long guided processes of improvisation, Contact Improvisation and different physical tasks, you will be guided to touch sensations, emotions, memories, relationships and connectivity. We will work through the notion of repetition and exhaustion, exhausting elements explored through details and energy. In-between moving and reflecting a sense of intimacy and bonding will happen and with it a physical challenge.

The deep environment of Hagit’s approach and method enables Hagit to push participants to their full potential and to enjoy moving. Combining her skills and expertise as a dance movement therapist with her philosophical approaches to dance, performance and education, she encourages passionate, emotional and experimental approach to dancing and improvisation.

Hagit: “My work is based on emotions. Using emotions as a source of knowledge and communication rather than in a sense of expressing one self. I start my research with different physical tasks, which I repeat and exhaust until I discover the emotional potential these exercises can convey and provoke. These explorations are based mostly on group works, they therefore deal with co-dependency and interdependency, and it enables me to explore a self in relation to others. This kind of work involves emotional investment during the creative process and the performances. It requires a very deep and trustful process and it posits the performers and the choreographer (myself) in a very vulnerable and exposed place.

The more I delve into my work the more I discover that this kind of work relies completely on the idea of responding. And it is this notion – the responsive part of my work that I would like to offer as an exploration in the form of a creative and choreographic workshop. I would like to offer it for performers and makers as well as for all of those who are interested in connecting to others through movement.

In the workshop I aim to charge the movement with emotional intensity and then find different ways of witnessing one another in order to respond to one another. I will offer different ways of challenging the elements we are reacting to and the way we do it. Trying to figure out if this response can first provide a profound experience of empathy and acceptance along side a challenge and unfamiliarity. And second if it contains information for further exploration of relationships, aesthetic and a sense of identity.

More from the Summer workshop series:

Karen Nelson

Charlie Morrissey

These will be followed by 3 days of workshops being run by Rubicon:

Wed 17 July – Paul Kitcher (Fallen Angels)

Thurs 18 July – Dance and Dementia

Fri 19 July – Safe Practice

Contact Rubicon for details

An access fund is available for Wales based artists who may need assistance with travel, accommodation, childcare, costs associated with disabled access or other costs incurred.