10:00 - 17:00
This workshop physically explores what memory is, the ways that we remember, and what it is that we remember.
Structured improvisational tasks, memory games, and the use of individual memories to devise solutions to movement problems will be some of the methods utilized as an impetus to generate new movement based on memory.
A technical class encourages students to learn how to maximize the use of the warmed-up body to increase their movement possibilities and take risks in their dancing. The initial warm-up uses elements from yoga, ballet and release techniques to focus on discovering and strengthening connections within the body’s structure and to find a sense of fluidity in the joints.
During the work on phrases, the dancers will learn how to incorporate all the information from the warm–up to aid them in the execution of more complicated sequences, as well as continuing to control the use of breath. This maintains a strong center, allowing explosive actions to be generated.
— Ori Flomin
Ori is from Israel and has been dancing in New York City since 1989. His choreography has been seen in NYC at Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122’s New Stuff, Movement Research at Judson Church, DanceMopolitan at Joe’s Pub, Dance New Amsterdam, and internationally in Austria, Japan and Israel.
From 2005-09 he was the assistant to the artistic director of Stephen Petronio Dance Company for which he also danced from 1991-1999.
He also danced in the works of Neil Greenberg, Melissa Fenley, Kevin Wynn, Michael Clark, Maria Hassabi and Chamecki/Lerner, among others.
He teaches dance and yoga for several companies and schools in Europe such as ImpulsTanz, P.A.R.T.S., SEAD, The Place, Culberg Ballet, DansensHus, Sasha Waltz Company and Dance Ireland. He also teaches regularly at Dance New Amsterdam and Movement Research in NYC.