composing your solo

intensive practice with Michael Getman
extensive warm up with Iwona Wojnicka

Where: Sale Taneczne Millennium Plaza, al.Jerozolimskie 123a, Warsaw, Poland

When: 5 – 9 March 2018

Being a good dancer does not mean becoming a choreographer. Fortunately, the craft of composition can be acquired and mastered. This studio practice will help you reflect on individual creation when you wish to choreograph a dance which you will perform.

Over the course we’ll address elementary questions regarding working on a solo, from collecting material, through the creation process and ending up with the substance and execution of the piece. Striving to complete the task by yourself evokes many questions and issues to reflect on.

Where is a starting point?

What do I wish to explore?

What is a performance space?

How to share my experience with others?

What do I want on stage?

How to perform what I’ve created?

Being in the body. Being in the mind. Being in the space. In time. Recognizing the situation, being recognized, being looked at, looking at the situation as it is. We will be shifting the awareness between the aspect of making dance and being in dance. We will practice and focus on how you can unite and shift through three sources: mental, physical, and emotional.

Composition and presence.

Being and doing.

The studio practice is a lead-in into the process-based exploration. It can be applied to any kind of dance, performance, form or style. However, we would like to encourage you to search for inspiration in the works of painters, architects, visual artists, musicians and choreographers. The concept has been used in works by Michael and Iwona in stage works done together and separately, as well as in cooperation with other artists of different fields.  The practice will end up with the public presentation of your solo as our great wish is to meet others, who would like to work with us in the future.



Choreographer, dancer, and teacher of composition, improvisation and repertoire. Born in Israel in 1978, Michael has built his performing career in the Batsheva Dance Company / Ohad Naharin (Israel) and The Pretty Ugly Dance Company / Amanda Miller (Germany). Since 2006, he has been based in Israel as an independent choreographer. He also conducts dance and improvisation workshops in different countries for professional and non-professional dancers, as well as for visual-art students. Throughout the years he has created many projects and choreographic works for various festivals such as Curtain Up (Israel), International Exposure (Israel), Holland Dance Festival (The Hague), Open Look Festival (St. Petersburg), Theatre National Chaillot (Paris), White Box Gallery (N.Y.C), etc. In 2006, he received a scholarship from the American Israel Cultural Foundation for promising young choreographers. In 2008, he won the 2nd prize for choreography of the solo “M-Fiction” and 1st prize for the outstanding performance in the CCBC International Choreography Contest in Copenhagen (Denmark). In 2014 Michael won the 2nd prize for choreography in the No Ballet International Choreography Competition Germany (Ludwigshafen).


Polish dancer and choreographer, creates stage works, performances and performances. She specialises in Practice as Research methods. He collaborates with composers and visual artists. In motion technology, she most often uses the German Ausdruckstanz and its historical variations. Since 2003, she has been the leader of the Format Zero Art Collective. In her works she explores the boundaries of choreography, transplanting to it the methods taken from the language of other genres. She uses the method of choreographic response and is interested in such strategies as remake, reconstruction and recomposition, as well as areas where definitions lose their limits, such as from the language of film making of and its use in choreography. A graduate of sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Warsaw and Postgraduate Studies in Theory of Dance at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She completed a four-year Laban / Bartenieff Movement Studies course at Eurolab in Berlin



     12.oo – 13.oo Iwona

     13.oo – 18.oo Michael


     10.oo – 12.oo Iwona

     13.oo – 18.oo Michael


     10.oo – 12.oo Iwona

     13.oo – 18.oo Michael

     19.oo. Workshop presentation for the audiences


Early Bird price till 31.01. €150

After 1.05 € 200

Prepayment: 150 PLN or €50

Local money transfer in Polish Zloty

Bank transfer details: Stowarzyszenie Format Zero

90 2490 0005 0000 4500 1032 9161

Title: choreoscore – name of the participant

International money transfer in Euro

The Format Zero Association

Alior Bank ul. Łopuszańska 38D

02-232 Warszawa, Poland


BIC: PL 67 2490 0005 0000 4600 7488 0213

Title: Choreoscore – name of the participant

Registration and Information

PL Joanna Stasina: +48 790 555 309

EN +48 602154575

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