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summer main event

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b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Dor Mamalia & Dariusz Nowak


anchor technique and repertory

each class is divided into a variety of blocks that progressively develop one's body and spatial awareness. we firstly focus on essential movement functions and conscious usage of the body's anatomy through movement improvisation. by implementing, within the class, our knowledge of pilates, anatomy, feldenkreis, ballet, floorwork, and other dance techniques, we stimulate understanding of the participant's individual capabilities, which later may lead to reaching new levels of complexity in the movement. we address and explore topics such as time, space, fantasy, musicality and one’s ability to find and employ internal and external anchors to become a more efficient and detailed mover. we will spend time exploring the spine and pelvis’ ranges of motion: the fundaments of the human fields' movement language. the workshop offers a specific, detailed insight into the principles of movement by building up dynamic and very physical dance combinations. they are characterized by features such as rubato, asymmetric pulses, and philosophy of motion emerging from polycentrism, opposite forces, negation, groove, and rotations. as part of the workshop, the participants will be able to learn and practice the recent human fields repertory.

some workshops offer group improvisation or partnering. these workshops elements may or may not be possible and the teachers and choreographers will modify their workshops accordingly in line with the health and safety measures required at the time. please stay flexible. thank you!

Dor Mamalia was a dancer with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2, under the direction of Rami Be’er. Upon leaving The Kibbutz, Dor joined Fresco Dance Company. In 2010, he worked with Theproject, dancing pieces by William Forsythe, Jacopo Godani, Emanuel Gat, Marco Goecke, Yoram Karmi, and Idan Sharabi. At the end of 2011, he participated in a co-production, between Suzanne Dellal Centre and choreographer Barak Marshall, and performed in Israel and South Korea. In early 2012, Dor participated in the project Hacking Wagner by Saar Magal, in collaboration with Munich Opera House in Germany. When he returned to Israel, Dor was invited to join Vertigo Dance Company with choreographer Noa Wertheim. In September 2013, he performed a solo piece Dive, choreographed by Keren Rosenberg. In 2013, Dor joined Idan Sharabi & Dancers. He also staged Sharabi’s creations in many reputable dance companies, such as the Netherlands Dance Theatre 2, Royal Danish Ballet, and more. In August 2016, Dor joined the Tanz Luzerner Theatre, under the direction of Kathleen McNurney. there he had the chance to work and dance pieces by Georg Reichel, Brian Arias, Jo Strømgen, Po-cheng Sa, and more. In November 2016, he premiered his solo creation I Choose You at the Diana Vishneva Gala Concert in the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, as well as at Holland Dance Festival opening ceremony gala in January 2018. Since 2021, he is a guest rehearsal assistant for Braunschweig Tanz Theatre.

Dariusz Nowak is a contemporary dancer, teacher and young choreographer, holding a master’s degree in contemporary dance and theatre arts. Together with Dor Mamalia, he is a co-founder of their dance collective Human Fields. Additionally, he is a Pilates® teacher, certified by the BASI Pilates International. In 2020, he received a prestigious artistic grant from the Minister of Culture of Poland for research and evaluation of the anchor technique and its teaching methodology. As a dance teacher, he has collaborated with, among others, Royal Danish Ballet Summer School in Copenhagen, Susanne Dellal Centre Summer School and Maslool Bikurey Haitim in Tel Aviv, NOD in Turin, DAF in Rome and Vertigo International Dance Program in Jerusalem. He also teaches guest and regular classes at ZHdK in Zurich, Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, and the Dance Division of the Academy of Music in Katowice. Since 2017, when he began his freelance carrier, he has performed with his works in over 15 countries in places such as Susanne Dellal Centre, Sadler’s Wells, Korzo, Nuremberg Theatre, and others. Despite focusing on his own creations, since 2018, he has collaborated as dancer with artists such as Saar Magal, Maciej Kuzminski, Jacek Luminski, Luca Signoretti, Jin Young Won, Niv Marinberg, Vladimir Varnava, CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva, and others.

human fields

Human Fields is a Berlin-based contemporary dance collective, founded in 2018, by Dor Mamalia and Dariusz Nowak. Our choreographic works are rooted in dynamic and detailed movement with a strong physical presence. We strive to express personal truths and find a wide-ranging authenticity in working with other people. Since 2018 we have presented our works across Europe, middle-East and North America, in places such as Korzo, Saddler’s Wells, Susanne Dellal Centre, CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva, TCUNAM, Theater Regensburg, and others. In 2020 our piece a heart on his sleeve was nominated for the Golden Mask Award in Russia. In addition to our artistic endeavors, we are committed to developing an original approach to dance education through our teaching method, Anchor Technique. We strive to create an awareness of the body as a nexus between the emotional, intellectual and physical layers of our existence. We believe that each person has unique characteristics that should be preserved in movement. We conduct our workshops and classes internationally in places such as ZHdK in Zurich, Royal Danish Ballet Summer School in Copenhagen, Anton Bruckner University in Linz, B12 in Berlin, NOD in Turin, DAF in Rome, Maslool in Tel Aviv, and many others.



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