UPCOMING

 PLAYTIME

 

 

|| THE PLAYGROUND NYC ||

Ildikó Tóth
6/11 || 12:00 - 2:00PM

6/13 || 10:00AM - 12:00PM

GIBNEY 280
280 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

|| THIS SUMMER ||

HASADNA x THE PLAYGROUND NYC
SUMMER BITES NYC

AUGUST 5TH – AUGUST 10TH
AT GALLIM’S LANDMARK STUDIO IN BROOKLYN, NY

Featuring key choreographers from the international dance arena, the workshop offers rare, intimate sessions. The goal is to create a positive environment where dancers and creators are free to be expressive and share their love for movement. The week-long workshop will offer two workshop times. It will include repertoire by Sharon Eyal L-E-V and Crystal Pite taught by Doug Letheren, repertoire by Luc Jacobs and includes Gaga and improvisation sessions.

GAGA & REPERTOIRE

Sharon Eyal is a leading voice and one the greatest choreographers in Israel and the world. She assumed the role of house choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company for many years. Today she is creating with her long-time collaborator Gai Behar for their own company L-E-V.   They also have created works for many dance companies: Carte Blanche Dance of Norway, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederland Dans Theatre, and more. Their works include BILL, BERTOLINA, KILLER PIG, HOUSE, LOVE and more.


Crystal Pite is Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater and Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre. In 2013, Crystal was appointed Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, London. In 2002, she formed Kidd Pivot in Vancouver. Integrating movement, original music, text, and rich visual design, Kidd Pivot’s performance work is assembled with recklessness and rigour, balancing sharp exactitude with irreverence and risk. The company’s distinct choreographic language, a breadth of movement fusing classical elements and the complexity and freedom of structured improvisation, is marked by a strong theatrical sensibility and a keen sense of wit and invention.

Luc Jacobs is a brilliant choreographer. His dancing career progressed from traditional classical ballet to contemporary dance. He met Ohad Naharin in 2001 and joined Batsheva Dance Company in 2002 as a dancer and became Rehearsal Manager in 2005 until the present moment. He choreographs and teaches regular workshops on his repertoire and on movement and improvisation. He teaches at Hasadna in Tel Aviv and NOD in Torino.

Doug Letheren is from New Hampshire USA and is a graduate of The Juilliard School. He danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance before joining the Batsheva Dance Company, where he worked with Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal from 2007 to 2012, and became a teacher of Gaga - Ohad’s movement language. Doug is a founding member of Sharon’s company L-E-V until 2015, and has assisted with her work for companies such as Nederland Dans Theater and The Royal Swedish Opera, Pina Bausch and Crystal Pite.

WORKSHOP COST: $600*

*Plus $18 Paypal Service Charge

Send your CV to: hasadna.x.playground@gmail.com


THE PLAYGROUND NYC  

DANCE. PLAY. SPACE. NYC


WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Reduced class fees

  • Small class sizes so that all participants have the space to move and explore

  • Energetic, creative investigation

  • A community of like-minded professionals

IN ACTION

Watch this video of a Playground session with co-founder Gregory Dolbashian to get a sense of what we do.


PAST SESSIONS

We've held workshops with the following artists and companies:

Adonis Foniadakis

Adam Barruch

Alex Ekman

Alex Ketley

Alonzo King Lines Ballet

Annabelle Bonnery

Aszure Barton and Artists

Barak Marshall

Batsheva

Bobbi Jean Smith

Bodytraffic

Bryan Arias

Celia Rowlson Hall

Company XIV- Austin McCormick

Danielle Agami- ATE9

Luna Negra

MADBOOTS

Monica Bill Barnes

Pavel Zustiak

Richard Siegel/The Bakery

Riley Watts

Shannon Gillen |VimVigor

Sidra Bell

Shamel Pitts

The Forsythe Company

Third Rail Projects

Zoe Scofeld

Yossi Berg + Oded Graf

Gustavo Ramirez Sansano

Fernando Hernando Magadan

Frances Chiaverini

Francesca Harper

Fluct- Sigrid Lauren

Göteborg Opera

Glo ATL-Laurie Stallings

Hubbard Street

Jermaine Spivey

Jon Rua

Kate Wallich- The YC

kidd pivot

Kyle Abraham | Abraham In Motion

LA Dance Project

Lee/Saar

Sonya Tayeh