This workshop will be divided in two sections: morning class and afternoon lab.
Morning class will unpack the use of the body's most human patterns, such as crawling, rolling, running, and falling through space. We'll research these patterns with the goal of promoting the most anatomically efficient pathways for ease of movement, thus extending the reach of our bodies. The class is inspired by the principles of the Feldenkrais method and the Axis syllabus approach.
The afternoon lab will focus on Vertigo dance company's repertoire
Vertigo Dance Company (Israel), established by Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha’al, has developed a distinct artistic language promoting social and community awareness through contemporary dance. Vertigo Dance Company's repertoire permeates with their holistic and spiritual movement approach creating a collage of intricate singular dance sagas inviting viewers and co-creators on an exciting and challenging enchanted journey.
more info on Vertigo's work: http://vertigo.org.il/en/
Ruth Valensi Biography
Ruth is an Israeli performer, dancer, and Feldenkrais practitioner. Upon completing her studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in 2005, she began working with a variety of Israeli dance companies and independent choreographers. In 2008 became a member of the Vertigo Dance Company and worked there as a dancer, teacher, and rehearsal director of the Vertigo International Dance Program. During that time in 2009 Co-founded with Galiya Tzur the Axis Syllabus Israeli Hub, inviting teachers from all over the world to intensive workshops including Frey Faust, Kira Kirsch and Leila McMillan.
Ruth is also a mother to Rafael and Adam.