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Program for Dancers in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

La Collectiz! is a group of dancers and choreographers of the same generation active in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, who wish to found a new school.

 

Firstly, La Collectiz! will take part in the formation of the Israeli dancer. The graduate program offers an initiation into contemporary creative methodologies through workshops, experiences, events, personal guidance, viewing and creating performances, and talks—all meant to form new, creative, brave, curious, physical and up-to-date dancers; who wish to investigate their own art and get involved in the Israeli and international dance scene.

 

We are looking to collaborate with: dancers, performers, and actors who have a physical training and wish to work as dancers in the field of professional dance.
 

Vincent Riebeek, The Desire to Create Something that Already Exists

 

Full Program

August - September Schedule La Collectiz! school #2

 

Grand Opening at the NIC- Non Image Club (with Lilach and Vincent)

Tuesday 27/8- 14:00-16:00- Grand Opening at the NIC, Struma St 6, MoBY- Museums of Bat Yam

 

Workshop Vincent Riebeek (NL)

Tuesday 27/8- 16:00-20:00- Vincent at the NIC (following the opening event), Struma 6, Bat Yam

Wednesday 28/8- 16:00-20:00, Mandel Cultural Center, HaThiya St 2, Jaffa

Thursday 29/8- 16:00-20:00, Mandel Cultural Center, HaThiya St 2, Jaffa

Friday 30/8- 10:00-14:00, Mandel Cultural Center, HaThiya St 2, Jaffa

 

Monday 2/9- 16:00-20:00, Ryback House, Shaul Hadadi St 6, Bat Yam

Thursday 5/9- 10:00-14:00, Ryback House, Shaul Hadadi St 6, Bat Yam

Friday 6/9- 10:00-14:00, Ryback House, Shaul Hadadi St 6, Bat Yam

Sunday 8/9- 16:00-22:00- Ryback House, Shaul Hadadi St 6, Bat Yam

 

Shows Vincent+La Collectiz! at Diver Festival

Monday 9/9 - Full day, Ryback House, Shaul Hadadi St 6, Bat Yam

Wednesday 11/9 - Full day, Ryback House, Shaul Hadadi St 6, Bat Yam

 

Workshop Andrew Tay (CA) and Katarzyna Szugajew (PL)

Sunday 15/9 - 14:00-19:00, Mandel Cultural Center, HaThiya St 2, Jaffa

Monday 16/9 - 14:00-19:00, Mandel Cultural Center, HaThiya St 2, Jaffa

Tuesday 17/9- 15:00-20:00, Day Workshop in Jerusalem, Alliance House, Jerusalem

 

Workshop Michele Rizzo (IT/NL)

Sunday 22/9- 10:00-14:00

Monday 23/9- 14:00-18:00

Tuesday 24/9- 10:00-14:00

 

Shows at Diver Festival

Tuesday 10/9- 20:00- Eran Shanny (IL), MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam (Might Change since it is between La Collectiz! shows)

Monday 16/9- 19:30-  Bosmat Nossan (IL), Inbal Multi Cultural Ethnic Center (Following Andrew Tay's Workshop)

Thursday 19/9- 21:00, Andrew Tay and co., Inbal Multi Cultural Ethnic Center

Friday 20/9- 20:00, Ido Feder (IL), Tmuna Theater

Saturday 21/9- 21:30, Michele Rizzo (IT/NL)- Inbal Multi Cultural Ethnic Center

Wednesday 25/9- 19:00, May Zarhy, CCA- Center for Contemporary Art

and later on the evening at 21:00, Danny Neyman (BE/IL), Inbal Multi Cultural Ethnic Center

Thursday 26/9- 22:30, Lilach Livne (IL), Artspace Tel-Aviv

Friday 27/9- 20:00- Ariel Cohen (IL), Center of Scientology

and later on the evening at 21:15, Bar Altaras (IL)/Asaf Aharonson (IL/DE), Kim Teitelbaum (IL), Mandel Cultural Center

 

October - November Schedule La Collectiz! school #2

 

Thursday 24/10

10:00-11:15- A talk with Ido Feder on Diver Festival, Mandel Cultural Center

11:30-15:30- Lilach (Artistic References Workshop), Mandel Cultural Center

 

Sunday 27/10

11:30-16:30- Ido, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

 

Thursday 31/10

12:00-15:00- Bosmat, Mandel Cultural Center's Studio

15:30-19:30- Ido, Mandel Cultural Center's Theater

 

Friday 1/11

9:00-12:00- Bosmat, Mandel Cultural Center's Studio

 

Sunday 3/11

12:00-15:00- Bosmat, Mandel Cultural Center's Studio

15:40-19:30- Ido, Mandel Cultural Center's Theater

Tuesday 5/11

16:00-20:00- Ido, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

 

Thursday 7/11

12:00-15:00- Bosmat, Mandel Cultural Center

 

Friday 8/11

9:00-11:30- Bosmat, Mandel Cultural Center

12:00-15:00- Ido, Mandel Cultural Center's Theater

 

Sunday 10/11

11:30-16:00- Ido, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

 

Thursday 14/11

11:30-16:00- Ido, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

 

Sunday 17/11

11:30-17:30- Ido, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

 

Tuesday 19/11

15:00-24:00- Staying and performing at PrintScreen Festival, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

 

Wednesday 20/11

15:00-24:00- Staying and performing at PrintScreen Festival, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

 

Thursday 21/11

15:00-24:30- Staying and performing at PrintScreen Festival, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

 

December - January  Schedule La Collectiz! school #2

La Collectiz at "ATAR" Museum (Jaffa)

1/12- 16:00-20:00 Lilly Pfalzer (Vienna) Workshop, ATAR- The Jaffa Museum

2/12- 10:00-14:00 Lilly Pfalzer (Vienna) Workshop, ATAR- The Jaffa Museum

3/12- 15:00-19:00 Lilly Pfalzer (Vienna) Workshop, ATAR- The Jaffa Museum

3/12- 10:00-14:00 Lilly Pfalzer (Vienna) Workshop, ATAR- The Jaffa Museum

January Schedule: ATAR- The Jaffa Museum (Subject to change)

30/12- 15:00-20:00 Workshop with Lilach Livne, ATAR- The Jaffa Museum

31/12- 15:00-20:00 Workshop with Lilach Livne, ATAR- The Jaffa Museum

1/1- 15:00-20:00 Workshop with Lilach Livne, ATAR- The Jaffa Museum

2/1- 15:00-20:00 Workshop with Lilach Livne, ATAR- The Jaffa Museum

3/1- 11:00-14:00 Workshop with Lilach Livne, ATAR- The Jaffa Museum

 

Sunday 5.1

10:00-13:00 - Michal Samama 

13:30-17:30 - Projection + working on solo references

 

Monday 6.1

10:00-15:00 - Projection + working on solo references 

 

Wednesday 8.1 

10:00-13:00 - Shira Eviatar 

13:30-17:30 - Projection + working on solo references 

 

Thursday 9.1

10:00-13:00 - Michal Samama 

13:30-16:30 - Shira Eviatar 

17:00-18:00 – Projection

 

Friday 10.1

9:00-14:00 - Presentations + Artistic guidance 

Sunday 12.1

10:00-13:00 - Michal Samama 

13:30-17:30 - Projection + working on solo references

 

Monday 13.1

10:00-15:00 - Projection + working on solo references  

 

Wednesday 15.1

10:00-13:00 - Shira Eviatar

13:30-17:30 - Projection + working on solo references 

 

Thursday  16.1

10:00-13:00 - Michal Samama 

13:30-16:30 - Shira Eviatar 

17:00-18:00 - Projection

 

Friday 17.1

10:00-14:00 - Presentations + Artistic guidance 

 

Workshops & Performances

Vincent Riebeek: The Desire to Create Something That Already Exists

Workshop & Performance

Vincent Riebeek is known to take elements from popular culture and place them directly into his work. He describes himself as an observer of this creations as much as his audiences is. The work will deal with intuition, form and the ability to be transgressive without putting anyone in real danger.

I have a fascination for the position of the beginner as a master that has the ability to meet a subject with a naivety that is unattainable for those who have had years of experience. Both student and teacher ideally teach each other in the process of practicing. Interested in the fact that the body can contain multiple identities, I want to embrace the duality of the role of teacher as a student and vice versa. Following the line in my work to put myself in the position of master and novice, I will incorporate this as an element  in the preparation of my new work while leading a workshop. 

 

Living in times where we have doubts about our ability to agree in situations where power relations are not the same, I am interested in submitting to the classical roles that are assumed in the transfer of knowledge and further investigating these power relations in the role play. This performance is centred around the broader theme of the 'time’s-up' movement, where the conversation is primarily about the possibility of autonomous consent when there is a difference in power relations. It is an important conversation to have for those whose work with their bodies, especially in a very hierarchical situation like dancers do within the theater.

 

I want to present my new work as a series of re-enactments from my career and that of my 'students'. I grant ourselves the freedom to party fictionalise artistic biographies and in this way to be able to further open the timeline of the reenactments, to not only what we have lived but also what has happened before that has had great influence on us. The performance would examine 'the many things that we are at the same time', both student and teacher, Guru and charlatan. 

 

Performers: Vincent Riebeek and the students of La Collectiz School #2
Light design: Yoav Schutzer

 

Supported by Performing Arts Fund NL and in collaboration with La Collectiz!

The show was performed at the MoBY (Museums of Bet Yam), Bat Yam

Andrew Tay, Francois Lalumiere & Katarzyna Szugajew: The Practice Party

Workshop

Who says that artistic rigour has to be so serious?  In the practice party, we will reframe potentially challenging situations as joyful experiences in an effort to see new potentialities in the physical body. We will confront our personal expectations of work and performance, finding pleasure in labour, criticality and feedback. We will dance, think and sweat together. Each day will offer experiences aimed at creating the context for fresh creative tools to emerge, all the while consciously engaging concepts of community, support, and resistance.  We will party by practicing with each other, and we will cultivate the practice of partying with each other. Everyone is invited to this nightclub / carnival / potluck of artmaking. Check your assumptions at the door!

Michele Rizzo: Higher
Workshop

Michele Rizzo leads the HIGHER workshop that derives directly from the process of making of the show HIGHER, and that deals primarily with the idea of training trance-dancing in a non-clubbing environment. The participants are invited to dive with very specific focus and direction into simple activities such as dancing at the beat, dancing alone and dancing with others. Part of the workshop is dedicated also to learning sequences of clubbing-like movements, and finally to the attempt of discovering one’s own physicality. By dealing in the studio with a dance directly borrowed from the club, the workshop presents an opportunity to experience dance in a hybrid formula at the threshold between theatricality and reality.

Bosmat Nossan
Workshop

Surrounded by relentless streams of information and images without context we also produce endless forms of training practices. In the workshop, we will insist on linking the type of practice, the personal ways in which we train ourselves and the performers we wish to be. We will seemingly try to point out "the goal" or a physical horizon and move directly towards it. I will also share my personal training and we'll practice it together. In addition we will experience the three types of practice that accompanied my latest work "Soulty".

Ido Feder: Dark Room

Workshop & Performance

Recently, contemporary radical dance and performance have turned to explore the darkness. Different artists use darkness to inspire speculative experiences about freedom, so they can investigate the objection to the logic of light, identified with the West. The objection to light is the reaction to the decay of Western culture as it turned the project of enlightenment into consumerist capitalism that is destroying the Earth. In Dark Room, a group of artists, whose body is their medium, investigates the paradox of disappearance, not necessarily to constitute a new political order, but rather to prepare for a moment in culture when the darkness will be, once again, a necessity for survival. In this work, we go underground to take shelter, there we try to recruit fantasy and anxiety brought about by darkness, and find bravery to hold the conjecture that we might never get out of this cave.

Concept and Choreography: Ido Feder

Performers: Amit Tina and La Collectiz! school #2: Roni Kagan, Amit Landau, Kobi Swissa, Roni Rahamim, Mishel Shalha, Noa Keller, Tal Cohen

 

The piece premiered at PrintScreen Festival which took place at The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon

Lilly Pfalzer: Gangs of Performative Activism

Workshop & Performance

This  workshop/ intervention of Gangs of Performative Activism, realized together with the students of La Collectiz!, focuses on performative strategies in activism historically and in the present and on the question through which embodied experiences a community can form. The workshop overviews Pfalzers previous research and compares the performative strategies of: activist groups such as Pussy Riot; art collectives such as Guerilla Girls, and the structural approach of projects like Silent University and will provide an analysis of the methodologies of performative activism, such as: costume/anonymity/uniform, collective empathy, common objectives, collaborative actions like singing in a choir. The group engages with the methodologies of performative activism, embodies them and prepares for an intervention in public space to experience the strength and perils of anonymity, communal bodies and collective identity. The intervention attempts to irritate daily conventions of moving and witnessing. The workshop is an attempt to share the desire of moving differently on the street and by that queering public spaces.

In Collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum Tel Aviv, Director: Arno Mitterdorfer

​Performers: Lilly Pfalzer and the students of La Collectiz School #2

 

La Collectiz!: school #2 - CCA Project

La Collectiz! school #2 is a program for dancers-artists in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, established in 2018 and hosted at various institutions around the city (museums, galleries, studios, festivals). Led by Ido Feder and Lilach Livne, the program includes several other choreographers and dancers of the same generation who are active in Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Ariel Cohen, Shira Eviatar and Bosmat Nossan. La Collectiz offers a reflexive process on the medium which lasts for six months and includes workshops, experiences, events, viewing and creation processes, individual training and discourse events. Passing through all of the above, the program aims to create and mold contemporary, creative, courageous, curious, physical and up-to-date dancers who wish to explore their art both together and separately, and be involved in the Israeli and international dance field.

 

In its second edition, La Collectiz!: school #2 will continue its work and researchwork in the CCA - Center for Contemporary Art during January 2020. The school will work in an open-door format, and the CCA audience is invited to visit us, join, and learn.

During this time, we will focus on (1) physical exercises that characterize the working methods of two local dance and performance artists - Shira Eviatar and Michal Samama, and (2) a research project on 8 important international choreographers who influenced the dance field from different periods: Xavier Le Roy, Meg Stuart, Ann Liv Young, Boris Charmatz, La Ribot, Ivo Dimchev, Tino Sehgal and Jonathan Burrows.

We will allow the school to lay out a temporary fan of artists who have designed and stretched the field, each one to a different end - pure conceptualism, theatrical queer performance, emotional states as body language, and more. Each student will focus on one of the artists and finally present a solo (show / lecture) homage to the creator she has researched. As part of this project, the artists' works and / or documentaries about them will be screened for the students, and they will work in the studio following these screenings, hold presentations and work with facilitators during the process.

January Schedule: CCA

 

 

Sunday 5.1

10:00-13:00 - Michal Samama 

13:30-17:30 -  Projection + working on solo references

 

Monday 6.1

10:00-15:00 - Projection + working on solo references 

 

Wednesday 8.1 

10:00-13:00 - Shira Eviatar 

13:30-17:30 - Projection + working on solo references 

 

Thursday 9.1

10:00-13:00 - Michal Samama 

13:30-16:30 - Shira Eviatar 

17:00-18:00 – Projection

 

Friday 10.1

9:00-14:00 - Presentations + Artistic guidance 

 

Sunday 12.1

10:00-13:00 - Michal Samama 

13:30-17:30 - Projection + working on solo references

 

Monday 13.1

10:00-15:00 - Projection + working on solo references  

 

Wednesday 15.1

10:00-13:00 - Shira Eviatar

13:30-17:30 - Projection + working on solo references 

 

Thursday  16.1

10:00-13:00 - Michal Samama 

13:30-16:30 - Shira Eviatar 

17:00-18:00 – Projection

 

Friday 17.1

10:00-14:00 – Presentations + Artistic guidance

Workshops at the CCA

Photo: Tamar Lam

Shira Eviatar is a Tel Aviv based choreographer & dancer, known for her groundbreaking works dealing with ethnic traditional dances in the contemporary dance. She is a DanceWeb scholarship participant and holds a degree in dance theatre from Kibbutzim College. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in NYC, and at Kelim – center of choreographic research. She has performed her works in Israel, Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Romania, and Hungary in festivals such as Rencontres chorégraphiques, Fabbrica Europa, Malta Festival and more. She was invited by the Bat-Sheva Dance Company to perform her work "Rising".  

 

In this workshop we will practice Joyment. and will "wear" cultural knowledge from a celebration event in order to examine its encounter with our concrete body, flesh, breath. Lingering between the already known and the living present, we will practice attentiveness, groove and vibes, empathy, a conversation of the heart and the sense of sight. Subsequently, we will connect ourselves and others as a way to reach a high, shining, glittering self.

Photo: Arale Hazamzam Ha'boer (the arale)

Michal Samama creates performance events, mainly site and time specific.

In this workshop we intend to translate the encounter between a single body and a world into a specific, local and yet universal, practice. We will study the body as a medium that moves from the prosaic to the poetic and back to the prosaic, between misery and virtuosity. Simultaneously, we will contemplate about the contemporary power of live performance.