Berlin’s Physical script workshop with choreographer Sagi Gross, Artistic director of GrossDanceCompanyAmsterdam

Where: Berlin Dance Institute, Egelingzeile 6 (355.76 mi) Berlin, Germany 12103

When: 19th & 20th January 2019
Daily between 12:00 – 16:00

Berlin’s ‘Physical script’ workshop with choreographer Sagi Gross

– Daily warm up class
– Gross Dance CompanyAmsterdam repertory
– The ‘Physical script’ choreographic method developed by Gross
– Presentation and discussion

Berlin Dance Institute
Price: 95 Euros (10 % Students discount)

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Gross received a large international exposure around the world. His DanceFilm ‘Silent Force’ was presented at the prestigious Louvre Museum in Paris in combination with a live performance and at Cinedans Festival in EYE Film institute in Amsterdam. His work was co-produced by Carolyn Carlson and CCN Roubaix in France. He was invited to create works for Deutsche Tanz Kompanie in Germany, Grand Rapids Ballet Michigan in The United States, Pori Dance Company in Finland and Austinmer Dance Theatre in Australia. Earlier in his career, he has been selected to choreograph for English National Ballet dancers at the ‘LAB’ project in collaboration with DanceEast Jerwood in The UK. Gross was chosen to take part in ‘Siwic project’ in Dance House Zurich. He participated in The Hannover International Choreography Competition and at The British Sadler’s Wells theater’s international competition.
Gross has collaborated with international companies and academies (to name a few): Sydney Dance Company PPY, The Opera houses: Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Staatstheater Braunschweig in Germany, Grand Rapids Ballet Michigan, Architanz in Tokyo, Royal Ballet School of Antwerpen, The National Conservatory of Lisbon Portugal, Dansateliers in Rotterdam, The Royal Ballet Conservatory in The Hague, Marameo-Tanzprobebühne in Berlin, Harmonic studio in Paris, Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam, Danza – L’AED in Livorno Italy, Busan Dance Academy in South Korea, Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt, Korzo Theater, Arte&Balleto Italy and many others.
He was educated at The Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam, Bat-Dor Dance Academy and Tellma Yellin High School for the Arts in Tel-Aviv. During his studies he won five scholarships for both choreography and dancing from the American-Israel Sharet Foundation. As a dancer he has worked with: Bat-Dor Dance Company, The Israeli Opera House, Dede Dance Company, The Netherlands Opera House in Amsterdam, De Dutch Don’t Dance Division The Hague and Resextansa Company in Bari, Italy.

‘Physical script’ Choreographic method of choreographer Sagi Gross:
Gross named his choreographic method Physical Script, as he likes to think about his dancers more as moving actors who use their bodies to produce “physical expressive words”, instead of “movements.” He seeks to create meaning to every moment and movement and to articulate its meaning, within the context of the material provided by this physical language. He is attracted to the sense of present of being in the ‘here and now’.
Gross: “Even if we rehearse and repeat the same physical moments and movements, I always want the dancers to follow the sensation that they are experiencing each moment for the first time; just like when actors receive a text, they won’t just repeat the given lines, but would try to reach with it into their soul and individual awareness, in order to create for themselves a very specific momentum of presence. This gives a surprisingly different intuitive human quality which may connect universally for different moments during the creation and performances. It is challenging me as a spectator and gives space to question different moments constantly.”

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