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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024

© idan herson

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Michael Getman


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mind the body

The workshop delves into the intricacies of our body and its stunning capacity for adaptation and expressivity. We will explore how meaning is generated through actions, gestures, words, movements, and thoughts, creating an expressive and passionate physicality. We'll articulate attention and awareness through different tasks, structures, and set material, enhancing our knowledge about the moving body and sharpening our mental awareness of its expression. The exploration extends to relationships between words, gestures, and thoughts, refining our understanding of recognition, expression, representation, and mental/physical virtuosity-- mind as a physical engine, and body as a thinking force. Participants will uncover potentialities within these elements, shaping their present experiences. Ultimately, the workshop invites participants to immerse themselves in the rich, embodied experience of the present moment, contemplating the profound connection between our internal selves and the external world. If dance can reveal the truth about the potential of relating to the world, what exactly should we look for when practicing dance?

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2024. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Michael Getman is Dora and Zechariah's second son, who immigrated to Israel from Soviet Leningrad, after a failed plane hijacking by young Jewish dissidents, to escape the USSR in 1970 - Operation Wedding. He examines, and is curious about, the intricate interplay and relationship between our bodily actions, cognitive responses, the particular and the abstract, and the ability to respond to the ongoing demands of experience with a range of physical and emotional responses. His works have been presented in multiple festivals and venues, including the Israel Museum, Suzanne Dellal Center, Holland Dance Festival, Théâtre National de Chaillot Paris, Nowy Teater Warsaw, Festival Internazionale Fuori Rome, Belgrade Dance Festival, Open Look St.Petersburg, Festival Gender Bender Bologna, among others. Michael occasionally works in Theatre and Ethnography, researching and facilitating artistic expression with various communities and cultures. Michael teaches seminars and workshops for Bachelor's and Master's programs in leading institutions and dance centers: ZHdk (Zurich), Chapman University (L.A.), Artez (Arenhaim), Waapa (Perth, Australia), Codarts (Rotterdam), springboardance (montreal), and more. as a dancer, He had the opportunity to develop his skills and artistry, mainly with the Batsheva dance company (Ohad naharin) and the Ballet Freiburg, Pretty Ugly, with amanda miller. Michael holds a degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) from the University of Huddersfield in England.


Michael Getman

Partially To create a space, To experience a sense of reality, To become active in a state of being artists and an audience. Often I start by defining a question / a limitation. I make sure to empty my body from unnecessary information. I formulate a way of behaving that fits the context of the work happening now. Therefore, Each work is specific in its own structure, aesthetics, style, and texture. It is about experiencing emotions rather than illustrating moods, and sensing the borders between things, rather than the things themselves. It is about reality and fiction, presence and absence, concrete and the invisible. It is the gap between what Is and what we perceive. It is about the quality of attention, and saying Yes, I don’t know. It reforms definitions and resists itself. It accepts that the present disappears, and that presence is relative. ultimately, It is about reaching one person’s eye and soul; Their sense of reality. It is interested in appearing as one thing: the illusion of Freedom.



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