INTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP AT G.A.P in Budapest with Tímea Maday Kinga, Natalia Iwaniec and József Hámor!

Workshop included into G.A.P. International Contemporary Dance Program and open to external dancers!

When: 30th October – 3rd of November

Where: Budapest, Hungary

Only applications for the whole week will be considered

To apply please send a professional life curriculum with a portrait photograph, adding to the subject of the letter: “G.A.P. Workshop”

Deadline for applications: October 13th 

About the workshop:

09.00 – 10.45 –  Physical Release / Tímea Maday Kinga – Former dancer of Rosas, Hofesh Shechter, Cirque du Soleil

11.00 – 13.45 – Gaga / movement language + repertoire / Natalia Iwaniec – dancer, choreographer

14.00 – 15.00 –  Konnakol / József Hámor – Artistic director of Gangaray

Physical Release / Tímea Maday Kinga

Tímea’s approach to her contemporary class is the same as my approach to her choreographic work. Explore it in terms of movement and transition. For this to happen, there needs to be a level of energy and a level of the body present. It is like learning how to swim. Learning to use our capacity to transform from a place of stillness, needs to have the right energy and momentum behind the intention for it to work. This involves risk and the willingness to accept the fact that it could fall. She focuses on building up a strong base using basic exercises, using the floor and our body weight to move across space and time fitting it into the geometry in space, using coordinated movement, by lengthening and sequencing our body in an organic and anatomical way. For her it is important to work with our limits which could be physical or mental, but without looking for it it could never be deepen and could not be reached at maximum level.

About Tímea Maday Kinga

Tímea Maday Kinga born in Budapest Hungary, studied different dance styles from folk dance to ballet, contemporary as well as music, theater, clowning and performing art. She is an independent choreographer, dancer, performer, educator who has developed her work in various contemporary techniques working with different choreographers such as Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, David Hernandez, Hofesh Shechter, Martino Muller, József Hámor, Kláry Pataky and many others. After graduating P.A.R.T.S. in 2006 she freelanced at Rosas company, danced and worked with Hofesh Shechter Company, Cirque du Soleil, Gangaray Dance Company, ect. From 2010 she is based in Budapest, and choreographed winning awarded pieces for many different companies like Central Europe Dance Theater, Gangaray Dance Company, ect. Since 2012 she has founded her own education program Gangaray Artistic Program, helping young artist to find their way in the contemporary field in the national and international scene.

GAGA / movement language + repertoire / Natalia Iwaniec

Gaga/dancers classes are open to professional dancers or advanced dance students ages 16+.

These classes last for an hour and fifteen minutes and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Gaga/dancers classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures. During this 5 days workshop we will start every day with a Gaga/dancers class. After Gaga session Natalia will lead a class of her own repertoire and some Improvisation tasks.

About Natlia Iwaniec

Natalia Iwaniec was born in Poland and is now a freelance dancer and teacher based in London. She finished her Master’s in Theater in Cracov and completed her degree in dance at the Dance College in Wrocław in Poland. As a dancer she was collaborating with such a choreographers like Yasmeen Godder, Iwona Olszowska, Ella Ben-Aharon, Rhiannon Faith and others.  Natalia became a qualified teacher of Gaga in August 2012. Since then she is travelling all over Europe and Israel to teach Gaga. She is also choreographing, recently she created piece”The Link” for dance students in STW in Poznan,Poland and “FORMal” in residency in Scenario Pubblico in Sicily. Natalia is co-founder and member of NaNa Collective that is based in London. Natalia just premiered her solo work “Birdland” in July during International Dance Week Budapest.

Konnakol/ József Hámor

Konnakol is the art of performing percussion syllables vocally in South India music, the performance art of vocal percussion. Konnakol is the spoken component of solkattu, which refers to a combination of konnakol syllables spoken while simultaneously counting the tala (meter) with the hand. It is comparable in some respects to bol in Hindustani music, but allows the composition, performance or communication of rhythms.

About József Hámor

József Hámor earned a degree in dance artists of the Hungarian Dance Academy’s folk dance branch. He began his career in the Mecsek Dance Ensemble and the Hungarian Festival Ballet, Experidance, Pál Frenák, Strike Theater, Budapest Dance Theater, he became a member of the Miskolc Dance Theater, and he was invited,  to contemporary ensemble such as the Szeged Contemporary Ballet as an  addition  co-choreographer Tamás Juronics for several times. Two time he won the Fülöp Viktor Creative Scholarship. He regularly teaches contemporary dance ensembles and schools all over Hungary. He started creating choreographies since 2002, in 2004 he founded his own Gangaray Dance Company. In the fall of 2005 he was a founder of Mu Terminal program as director, teacher, and choreographer. In 2007 he received the award of best male dance of Hungary, and in 2010 received  Harangozó Gyula Award, which in 2012 followed by Imre Zoltán Prize. Since 2006 he was a technical teacher of Central Europe Dance Theater for 7years, and together with Tímea Maday he created Gangaray Artistic Program, an intensive summer program called Bethlen Dance and developed an improvisation group  G.I.T.T..

Workshop fees:

Workshop fee for the entire workshop including all the classes: 330 euro

Workshop fee for only GAGA / movement language + repertoire: 250 euro

Deadline of workshop fee payment: 25th of October

Primary we accept registration for the entire workshop!

If we have spaces left, we contact those who only interested in GAGA / movement language + repertoire!

We will contact you within a few days after receiving your application to notify you whether or not you are accepted to our workshop.

If you are accepted, you will be required to pay a 50-euro non-refundable registration fee via bank transfer to secure your spot in the workshop. In the same notification email we will send you details on how to pay.

We have limited space up to 20 participants’ maximum. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure your place for the workshop. We will also maintain a waiting list in case dancers cancel.

After transferring the workshop fee, you will receive a confirmation email about your participation and other useful information within a few days!

Cancellation policy

If you cancel, we regret that G.A.P. cannot make any refunds. Please make sure that you can make the dates.

Therefore, we would like to kindly ask our already registered participants to inform us in case of cancellation as soon as possible so someone on the waiting list can get your spot and participate in the workshop.

In case you wish to cancel your registration please send us an email latest by 23rd of October.

Thank you for your understanding!

Looking forward to meet you all soon!

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