Capoeira outreach workshop with Niv Melamed

Mon Jul 01 2024 at 01:00 pm to Thu Jul 04 2024 at 02:30 pm

Eden Studios***** | Berlin

Capoeira outreach workshop with Niv Melamed
This outreach workshop is open to everyone who wants to engage and connect as well as artists, dancers, theater lovers and movers of all levels and backgrounds! No prior knowledge needed to be part of the outreach series!
Check the B12 webpage for more information and inscription:
4 days / 6 h of total workshop time / €40 participation fee
There are limited spaces for this workshop!
About the workshop:
Capoeira is an afro-brazilian martial art that was created by african people enslaved on brazilian land centuries ago. It is also a cultural celebration of movement, combat, music, history, acrobatics, dance, and community. This workshop aims to teach capoeira technique and interaction principles originating from the game, and to apply them to our contemporary movement practice. As a martial art, capoeira develops instinct, spontaneity, and reactivity, and as an art form, it offers skill, rhythm, and beauty. In this workshop, we will learn basic steps, kicks, and acrobatics, and then play with them in pairs. Through games and partnering tasks, we will explore interaction and physical dialogue to communicate through direction, timing, and the intentions. As an improvisation based game, this practice offers us flow in creativity, as well as concentration and alertness in listening to one another. The workshop will provide a variety of tools to playfully enrich your movement practice and spatial awareness, as well as expand your creative skillset and connectivity to space, context, and your partner. The workshop welcomes every body with a passion for movement, with or without experience.
About Niv Melamed:
Niv is a dancer, dance-teacher, creator, and rehearsal director in the field of contemporary dance. born in sea side Haifa, Israel, Niv trained and taught capoeira, acrobatics, and afro-brazilian dance for 7 years and became a certified martial arts teacher at age 16. Niv trained with, and assisted, Ido Portal at his capoeira academy. The prize-winning academy was acclaimed for training numerous capoeira styles and immersing in afro-brazilian culture. Following his interest in politics and performing arts, Niv trained in acting and contemporary dance in Israel and in Sead (Salzburg). Soon after, Niv joined the Johannes Wieland dance company of Staatstheater Kassel (de), where he collaborated with choreographers Johannes Wieland (de), Maxine Doyle (uk; Punchdrunk), Lenka Vagnerová (cz), and Helder Seabra (pt). As a freelancer, Niv collaborated with Evangelos Poulinas (gr), Tom Tykwer and Julia Fidel (de), and Reut Shemesh (il), among others. Niv currently creates and performs in the free scene in dance, film & tv, and theatre, and is passionate about teaching and creating educational spaces for dance artists. He works as the house rehearsal director and choreographic assistant at dance ensemble Gießen. Niv is an active advocate for dancers' rights as part of the GDBA union and Dancersconnect.
photo: Claudia Greco

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Eden Studios*****, Breite Straße 43, 13187 Berlin, Deutschland,Berlin, Germany

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