10. – 14. April | Elik Niv

Elik Niv

Born in Israel 1978 Moshav Shavey – Zion. Elik studied dance at the „Sadana Performing Arts School ​ Kibbutz Gaaton” and at the “Talma Yalin Art School“ in Tel Aviv. After his education he worked with several choreographers in Israel including: Josef Tamim and Rami Levi. and companies including: DeDe Dance, Moza and Vertigo Dance Company.

In 2005 he moved to Germany to work as a freelance dancer in Berlin. Where he collaborated with choreographers such as : Martin Stiefermann / Staatstheater Oldenburg, Club Guy & Ronni (guest performer), Susanne Linke, ​Mirella Weingarten / Komische Oper, Nir De Volf / Total Brutal, Santiago Bloom ​ Die Geschichte Vom Soldaten Elik.

Since 2009 he joined Constanza Macras / DorkyPark as a performer / creator & rehearsal manager. Since 2013​ he is collaborating as guest performer in Sasha Waltz & Guest Company. From 2017- 2018  he will work with Need Company / Jan Lauwers. Since 2014 he work as independent choreographer &
recently working as guest choreographer with the​ Deutsche Oper & Munich Biennale. As well Elik teaches dance in several dance companies & art academies in Europe & Israel As well as in the Venice Biennale


Class Description:

The class is based on floor work Technique combined with elements from Acrobatics and Martial Arts. It focuses on different aspects of floor work through the control of energy and anatomy: the organization & coordination of the body while being upside down, how to go in & out the floor in the most economic & flowed way thanks to the use of gravitation and momentum… Through this physical journey, the body enlarges its movement vocabulary. In addition to technique, the class gives a strong emphasis on right preparation of the body in short & long term working, avoiding injuries and dealing with injuries ( joint strengthening , differentiating passive flexibility to active flexibility etc….)

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