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The Body Speaks - Serendipity- the performer's pleasure- improvisation and presence.

Tutor: Yael Karavan

Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton & Hove BN1 2LR
Next date: Sunday 03/07/2016 

  • A physical warm up to increase body awareness, strength and flexibility
  • Work on the core/centre of the body increasing presence, grace and posture.
  • Exploring rhythm, intention and imagery.
  • Rediscover our body as a tool of communication through games and improvisations.
  • Suitable for all levels, no previous experience necessary.  

Please bring comfortable clothes for movement.

Photo by Javi Otero

What will this course cover?

'I see the body as the most primal tool of communication and as such feel the need to combine various dance and performance disciplines in order to broaden its possibilities. I am developing methods to extend the boundaries of dance as well as stimulate the imagination of the body for both the performers and their audience. In the process of my work I explore gestures that come from within the body and thus extract movement that is beyond form and shape, but which contains life and presence.' Y.K

Drawing on elements of Dance, physical theatre, Butoh and mime, Karavan explores some of the key issues for the performer, and is offering a number of rich approaches and a palette of tools and possibilities in the creative process, rediscovering our body and the infinite possibilities that are hidden within ourselves. (Open to performers and other interested participants) 

About the tutor

PLEASE RING Yael Karavan 07913261373 TO BOOK A PLACE

Award winning performer, dancer and director Yael Karavan travelled through Europe, Russia, Japan and Brazil developing a contemporary, physical language of expression bridging east and west, dance and acting. She has created and performed seven solo shows, touring world-wide and has been, amongst others, a member of Derevo, multiple award winning Russian physical theatre company, as well as numerous Japanese Butoh dance troupes. Since 2009 she has been the artistic director of award winning site-specific company, the Karavan Ensemble. Karavan has been teaching workshops nationally and internationally since 1999.

‘Karavan’s physical discipline is extraordinary. Every pulse and movement count … all is communicated'          TOTAL THEATRE

 For more information see www.yaelkaravan.com