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 class aims to develop creativity and virtuosity; it challenges the dancers to take risks, to work with and against their habits and individual movement choices.
The fun environment enables Hagit to push the participants to their limits 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.
The class enables people to develop an ownership and authorship of their own movement, it challenges the dancers physically, and, at the same time, works towards creating a sense of a community.
Hagit believes in a positive, emotional, energetic, vibrant and fast way of teaching. Hagit works through clarity and playfulness. Hagit’s teaching methodologies combine her background knowledge as a Dance Movement Therapist with her artistic philosophy and approach.
The class allows insight into the way Hagit works with her Company of dancers in London, with whom she creates choreographic works that perform internationally. Hagit has been facilitating these classes for both professional dancers and the community around Europe, Scandinavia, UK and Israel and has many dedicated followers. She is now writing her PhD in choreography, where she is articulating her approach and philosophy with her practical work as a teacher, choreographer and performer.
ABOUT HAGIT'S TEACHING IN GENERAL - I believe in developing with the students a sense of community, honest communication, thinking bodies, positive (but still demanding) challenges and empathic manners. I encourage a passionate, emotional and experimental approach to dancing, dance technique, improvisation and choreography. I challenge the students to take risks, to work with and against their habits and individual movement choices. I strive to create a safe and encouraging space for the students, as well as to nourish their energy, curiosity, creativity and personal responsibility. I aim to develop dancers’ awareness’ to touch, time, space, the idea of listening (to themselves and to others), and patience. I incorporate the knowledge of the dance world (practitioners, choreographers, pioneers, thinkers, historians etc.), theory, discussions and reflection. In that, the teaching for me is another fundamental source of collaboration.