In this dance class Hagit introduces her unique style, blending elements of contemporary dance and improvisation. The emphasis is on energy, spontaneity, livelihood, playfulness and authenticity. Hagit is blending floor work, Yoga, Limon, Release technique and improvisation in an original way, accompanied with great music in order to allow a different way to learn a dance technique. It is an energetic and fun class, emphasising dynamics, timing, musicality, physicality and emotions. Using the body and the movement as a source of exploration and expression. The class invites participants to be spontaneous and daring in the types and quality of the movement vocabulary, challenging their choices, familiarity and physicality. For the last 15 years Hagit has been developing this technique class, believing that dance should be learned in a positive, energetic, fast and ecstatic environment, where a celebration of movement, emotion, and group dynamic can happen. The fun environment enables Hagit to push the students to their limits and to enjoy moving. Combining her skills and expertise as a dance movement therapist with her philosophical approaches to dance, performance and education, she encourages passionate, emotional and experimental approach to dancing. The workshop is the best way to discover Hagit’s creative process.
Israeli choreographer Hagit Yakira founded Hagit Yakira dance in 2007 and has since gone on to tour the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Israel. Two of her company works were awarded: first prize for OH BABY in the 'Kajaani Choreography Competition', Finland 2009, and second prize for SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A SELF AND ANOTHER in the 'Burgos New York Choreography Competition' (New Dance Trend Category), Spain 2007. So far she has created six works for her company amongst many other commissioned works for companies and students. Hagit’s aim is to explore the breadth of the human experience through movement whilst developing her unique style combining humour and drama with unparalleled empathy. Be it for her company and teaching work or her personal research, Hagit’s approach is based on autobiography and emotions. Recently she was commissioned by Yorkshire Dance and the University of Leeds as part of RESPOND after a public vote choosing participating choreographers, to create a piece of work that been presented in Yorkshire and London.