During SPRINGDANCE you can participate in several dance workshops that are connected to performances in the Stadsschouwburg. There are workshops for amateurs and professionals. Each workshop takes place on the big stage in the Stadsschouwburg. A unique chance to learn more about the movement language of the choreographers involved.
Participation in a workshop costs € 7,50. In combination with a performance visit that evening, you pay € 23 euros, that is the regular performance price so you will get the workshop for free! To apply for a woerkshop, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and give your name, address, age and dance experience. Payment of the workshops will take place on the day itself (cash only).
Dance workshop Russell Maliphant Company: Fri 20 April
for professionals: 10:00 - 12:00
for amateurs: 13:00 -15:00
De Britse choreograaf Russell Maliphant geeft de dag na zijn opening van het festival een workshop, waarbij hij bewegingsmateriaal uit de voorstelling The Rodin Project gebruikt.
Dance workshop Gaga/Naharin / Batsheva Dance Company: Sun 22 April
for professionals: 12:00 - 13:15
for amateurs: 13:30 - 14:45
In this dance workshop you will learn more about the Gaga/Naharin technique, which choreographer Ohad Naharin has developed and which he uses when making performances for his company Batsheva Dance Company from Israel.
“Gaga/Naharin is a movement language developed over the last decade by Ohad Naharin, Batsheva’s long-time artistic director, in the Batsheva studios. This expressive and dynamic movement language is used daily by dancers of the Batsheva Dance Company and Batsheva Ensemble as the basis for their distinctive technique. Gaga offers a new way to reach a deeper knowledge and understanding of one's self via the body and its movement. Gaga encourages, teaches and cultivates multi dimensional movement, efficiency and texture of movement, the use of explosive power, the connection between pleasure and effort, quickness, clarity of intention, stamina. It enables recognition of one's own movement habits and helps to acquire new ones. Essentially, Gaga increases one's understanding of the body’s weaknesses and strengths, as well as its response to them. Through Gaga, one works to break down physical barriers in order to reach a greater comprehension and control of instinctive movements. Ultimately, Gaga empowers the experiences of pleasure, stillness, positivism, and happiness. The Gaga movement language is a tool that can be utilized by dancers and nondancers alike.”