Daily Morning Class: International Associate Artist – Eldad Ben-Sasson (Contemporary)

Mon 9 Oct 2017 - Fri 13 Oct 2017
10:00 - 11:30
€5 DI Students/ €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members/ Member 10 Class Card €50
Open to professional level dancers and advanced level students
Eldad Ben-Sasson


We will focus on the connection between creativity and imagination in the dancer's work. It is based upon my experience with Ohad Naharin's method and many other ideas, concepts, exercises from my education, personal life and career and philosophy as well.

We will work with analytical thought and physical feelings in different situations, as experienced by the body. The aim is to enrich and improve the intuitive experience of the dancer, using the body's memory in creating a movement that leaves "new" traces of memories in space, and practicing how to identify them and how to relate to them.

“During the class I speak constantly. Structured exercises, clear instructions for improvisation, and stamina exercises for strengthening. The class has no official break.  The challenge of the class is to be in a constant state of body and mind connection. In the moments of tiredness we understand it is a quality that we can connect to and enjoy, being available for multi-tasking challenges.”

About Eldad

Eldad studied at the Bat Dor School of Dance.  He worked with the Batsheva Dance Company, directed by Ohad Naharin, and Vertigo Dance Company, directed by Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha'al.  He collaborated with many choreographers such as Mats Ek, Sharon Eyal, Alexandra Waierstall, Paul Norton, Yoshifumi Inao, Orjan Andersson, Michael Getman, Noa Dar, Yossi Berg, among others.  He is invited to give workshops in schools, academies and companies in Israel and around the world.  Eldad works as a choreographer since 2000. With his creation “4 of a kind” he won the 1st place and the best dancer award.  He travels and performs around the world with his works and as a guest performer in different projects.

Eldad will be in residence at DanceHouse for two weeks with his collaborator Valentina Lutcenko in creation of a new work.

See here for more information about the International Associate Artist Programme.

About Daily Morning Class

The backbone of our artistic programme is our daily morning classes. Morning classes are aimed at an advanced level, appropriate for professional dancers and advanced level dance students. Dance Ireland employs highly experienced and innovative teachers from Ireland and abroad. We also partner with companies, venues and festivals in the delivery of classes, which alternate in week-long blocks between ballet, contemporary dance genres and other complementary practices. Commitment to high-calibre and accessible on-going training for dancers is key. Dance Ireland provides morning class at DanceHouse for over 42 weeks per year at a highly subsidised rate for members, including generous discounted class cards.

Discount class cards available to all DI members at DanceHouse reception:

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