Ballet Master Class - The Australian Ballet
with Shane Carroll
Friday, Oct 17
After graduating from the Australian Ballet School in 1975, Shane Carroll spent seven years dancing with the Nederlands Dans Theater under the directorship of Ji?í Kylián. Working with Kylian and other choreographers such as Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Glen Tetley, Christopher Bruce, Louis Falco and John Butler, Shane performed an extensive repertoire throughout Europe, and the USA. Returning to Australia in 1982, Shane freelanced as a commercial dancer before spending several years with Graeme Murphy's Sydney Dance Company and retiring from performing in 1987. Since then , Shane has been a regular guest teacher for the The Australian Ballet, Bangarra Dance Theatre and the Sydney Dance Company as well as numerous schools, institutions and universities.
Modern Master Class - Sasha Waltz & Guests
Int/Adv Contemporary Technique & Repertoire
with Michal Mualem
Friday Oct 24
Class is based on release technique and information from other movement methods. We will build an awareness of gravity in order to develop the widest possible mobility of the body. Isolation of body parts will gain in clarity as we let go of unnecessary tensions and effort. Specific focus will be given to the origin of each movement and its accompanying intuitive impulse. We will explore the continuity of movement sequences by reaching in and out of our centers, arriving at our most expansive and articulating compact physical expressions.
Michal was born in Israel in 1974 and was a competitve gymnast untill age 15 before switching to dance. Between 1994 and 2001 she worked with several companies/choreographers such as Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Company, Niv Sheinfeld, Inbal Pinto, Noa Dar Dance Group. In 2001 started her collaboration with Sasha Waltz & Guests Company in Berlin as a dancer. Since 2006 she has been teaching contemporary dance and contact improvisation in Israel and Europe, as well as repertory from Sasha Waltz's company. Her own work has been presented in Israel, Italy and several international festivals.