Back to the Roots
In this class I’m curious to go back to the roots of contact improvisation - falling and weight sharing with a partner.
We will meet and explore the possibility to be in a state of constant falling.
We will practice with a partner the possibility to share weight in a sequence of momentary balance (“dynamic disequilibrium”) existing through the agreement to fall and continue falling towards each other.
We will search for easiness and comfort in this strange, sometimes frightening but enjoyable state, and invite the dance to appear and lead us to the unknown…
Lior Ophir (Israel/Italy) is a Dancer, Improviser, Performance Artist, Musician, Shiatsu therapist, Feldenkrais practitioner, Engineer, Teacher, Student.
Born 1971. After years of working in the field of engineering, I met with the dance that changed my life.
Since the late 90’s Lior practices and explores various forms of movement, dance, body/mind and awareness, including: Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Butoh, Contemporary Dance, Shiatsu Therapy, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, Tai-Qi, Qi-Kong. His performance work and teaching are influenced by these disciplines.
Lior has been performing in solo works as well as in collaborations with various artists, in theaters, galleries and in the public space, in Israel and throughout the world.
He has been teaching in Israel, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, England, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Brasil, and more.
Co-founder of the Israeli CI Association, co-organizer of the Israeli CI festival, and founder of several other festivals and ensembles.
Had worked, collaborated and danced with some of the great dancers and teachers such as Yoshito Ohno, Arye Burstein, Nancy Starks-Smith, Julian Hamilton, Susan Klein, Juan Cruz-Diaz, Nita Little, Frey Faust, Mirva Makinnen and many others.
Lior currently lives in the little village Bogliasco in Liguria (Italy), teaches and performs regularly in Israel, Italy and around the world.
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