WHAT A YEAR WE HAD!
2019 was a full-on year. Hagit Yakira dance had its first production in Norway. Developing and performing If One Keeps Walking in Oslo - as part of CODA international dance festival and Stavanger. A project supported by partner organisations from the UK Trinity Laban and Sadler’s Wells, and Stavanger Arts Museum, University of Stavanger and Coda International Dance festival in Norway. Developed with generous support from Arts Council England, Arts Council Norway, Stavanger Kommune, Regional Arena for Samtidsdans Sandnes, Tou Scene Stavanger and FFUK.
Hagit participated in Ethica Project- Sounding Philosophy, collaborating with the composer Daniel Peter Biro, the painter Kjell Pahr-Iversen, the University of Stavanger, Hagit Yakira dance and Ingrid Catharina Geuens the leader of NYCMF festival, Norway.
Hagit was invited to develop a creative project with the wonderful students at the Icelandic Academy of Arts.
Additionally Hagit had been appointed as an Associate Professor at the University of Stavanger.
2020 WILL BE AS EXCITING!
Only a few things to begin with and more to be revealed soon:
Hagit is commissioned to create a new work for the amazing 3rd year students at the University of Stavanger.
Hagit is now planning her new project - more information about it will be released soon.
Hagit will be leading workshops in London and Norway. The first one will be in February at Independent Dance London, for more information and booking press here. Stay tuned for more workshops and open classes.
Our Norway trailers:
A glimpse into our research period in London summer 2018:
HAGIT RECEIVE HER PHD FROM TRINITY LABAN/ CITY UNIVERSITY
Hagit received her PhD. Her thesis is titled: Relational Autobiographical Choreographies - on a new choreographic practice.
COMMISSION WORK OF HAGIT YAKIRA 2019
At the end of November 2019 Hagit will be starting working on a new choreographic commission at the Iceland University of the Arts/Performing arts department.
During 2019 Hagit had been choreographing for Edge Dance Company of London Contemporary Dance School and the 3rd year students at the University of Stavanvger Norway during Spring 2019 and the 3rd year students at Trinity Laban for their graduation show as well as the 1st year students at the University of Stavnager in the summer of 2019.
AUDIENCE MEMBERS TALK ABOUT HAGIT YAKIRA DANCE
"It was honestly something INCREDIBLE to witness. I was smiling the whole way through at delight in how exquisitely crafted it was. I admire your committment to honing something truly excellent and alive and breathing".
"I haven’t been so moved by anything for such a long time. It was all so incredibly simple and so deep at the same time. As probably every member of the audience I felt that this piece speaks about me, my weaknesses, my desires, my fears… All dancers were just extremely beautiful, I watched them revealing themselves with a big respect and in amazement."
"This whole experience left me feel awakened..."
And here is a quote from the Exuent Magazine: "Contemporary dance, like its visual art equivalent, can have a bad reputation.... it doesn’t really seem like the people speaking the language want you to know it. Hagit Yakira’s work stands out because it radiates generosity. It feels like it wants you to understand, to share with you its ideas...". For the whole article please click here
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