Gaga, Gender, and Choreographic Toolbox with Keren Rosenberg
This residency will explore the choreographic practice of Keren Rosenberg and her ongoing dialogue with the Gaga movement language.
Every day we will start with a Gaga/dancers classes followed by a movement and choreographic research dedicated to the work Gender Fu**[er]. Applicants of all genders, abilities and ages over 17+ are encouraged to apply!
*Min of 12 participants will be accepted by Feb 1, 2018
Tuition due Feb 5, 2018
FEB 17-22, 2018
M-Th | 6-7:15pm | Gaga
T-F | 7:15-9pm | Gender & Choreographic Toolbox
SAT/SUN | 2-3:15pm | Gaga
SAT/SUN | 3:15pm-6pm | Gender & Choreographic Toolbox
University of Texas at Austin
// Full Workshop: $225
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*a limited number of drop-ins will open Feb 6, 2018
// Day Workshop: $50
// Drop-in: $20
GENDER FU**[ER] PERFORMANCE:
FEB 24, 2018
SAT | 8pm | Austin, TX
Keren is a choreographer, Dancer and Certified Gaga teacher based in Amsterdam The Netherlands. She studied in The Jerusalem Dance Academy and in The Academy of the Kibbutz dance Company from which she continued to dance for several high-profile Israeli companies, among which are Idan Sharabi & Dancers (NDT/Batsheva), Ido Tadmor Dance Company (Israeli Ballet/Batsheva), Fresco Dance Company and Tami Dance Company. She is the recipient of Keren Sharet award for young and promising dancers (IL).
Keren’s works were presented in the Reykjavik dance festival, Machol Acher Festival, Tel –Aviv, Dublin Fringe festival, Museum of modern art Dublin, solo@the sea festival Den Haag, Vondelpark openlucht theater Amsterdam, Dansmakers, Melkweg, Trouw Amsterdam as well as in theaters and venues in Mexico city, Israel, The Netherlands Ireland, Italy.
Her work Body-House was Produced by Dansataliers, Rotterdam as a part of one night’s dance. Subsequently invited to perform in Korzo Theater, Den Haag, Dansmakers Amsterdam as well as in Vondelpark openlucttheater. She is presently collaborating with a Swedish based choreographer Graham Adey on new work called Gender Fu**[er] that premiered in the autumn of 2016 in Sweden and Holland produced by Production house In-discourse Malmo and highly acclaimed reviews from Sadler's Wells.
In 2011 she was invited by Ohad Naharin to study the Gaga movement language and become a certified teacher. Since then She has been invited to teach Gaga and her Choreographic practice in the highest Professional institution and dance Companies such as: Scapino Ballet (NL), Skanes dance Theater (SE), Oldenburg dance company (DE), Henny Jurriens Stichting (NL), Dansateliers (NL), Codarts Dance Academy (NL) Fontys Academy(NL), CDSH Dance Academy (DE) La Cantera , (MX), CCNG Grenoble(F), DAF (IT), Dance-Base Edinbrough and many more.
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GENDER & CHOREOGRAPHY TOOLBOX:
Gender Fu**[er] is a collaboration between two makers Graham Adey (UK/SE) Keren Rosenberg (IL/NL). Through their exchange, they are looking to stir discussions around gender politics and the relevance it has within contemporary societies. In this workshop, Graham and Keren will be experimenting with the practice of transformation: How can the voice metamorphosis, or the body, from man to woman, and vice versa? What is the impact that these actions hold towards the space and towards the observer? We will be practicing the use of energy as a mean to generate tension between bodies, mapping areas where the sense of presence and connection between the exterior and interior autonomy happens. Working with scales of energy, morphing as a means to play with intention, directions and statements.
For inspiration and fun, we will be working with popular cultural musical references and counter references from Heavy metal, Punk, Techno, Country, and Rap while synthesizing physicality through the social gaze of advertising in the contemporary commercial landscape.
*Participants are invited to bring clothes, make-up and small objects that make them feel their outermost selves, feel free to elevate with this suggestion, we are curious to see what you've got...
Photos © Graham Adey and Bart Grietens