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22/03/2018 - 16:31
Eldad Ben Sasson is a choreographer, dancer and teacher. After his graduation from the Bat-Dor School of Dance, Eldad Ben Sasson joined the Vertigo Dance Company, directed by Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha’al. In 1998 he joined the Batsheva Dance Company, where he danced to choreographies by Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Sharon Eyal, Paul Norton, Yoshifumi Inao, Yossi Berg and others. In 2007 he began to establish himself as an independent choreographer and freelance dancer.
He has collaborated with other choreographers such as Alexandra Waierstall, Orjan Andersson, Michael Getman, Noa Dar, Shintaro Oue, and many more. Throughout the years, Eldad Ben Sasson has been creating numerous projects and choreographic works for universities, companies, and festivals. He travels and performs around the world with his works and as a guest performer in different projects.
The class connects between creativity and structured exercises/tasks in the dancer’s work. It is based upon my experience with Ohad Naharin’s method and many other ideas, concepts, exercises from my education, personal life and career and philosophy as well. The aim is to enrich and improve the intuitive experience of the dancer, using the body’s "memory" in creating a movement that leaves "new" traces of memories in space, and practicing how to identify them and how to relate to them. During the class I speak constantly in order to structure exercises, giving clear instructions for improvisation, and stamina exercises for strengthening. The class has no official break. The challenge of the class is to be in a constant state of body and mind connection, to elaborate our own abilities and to be available for multitasking.