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The Institute of Music and Dance in cooperation with Lublin Dance Theatre invites the dancers to participate in the master class workshops led by Yasmeen Godder, which will take places from 5-th till 8-th of November in Lublin. The aim of the workshop will be to introduce the participants to the different methods and techniques Yasmeen Godder and Itzik Giuli have developed overtheir 15 year collaboration, in the process ofgenerating materials, structuringand then performing them. The workshop will include exploration of different resources todevelop personalcreative materials usingwriting techniques, sense memory, instinctually driven movement exploration, images and choreographic structures, to expand choreographic and performantivepossibilities. The workshop is intended for dancers and choreographers.

Participation in the workshop is free. Board and accomodation is not provided. Participants are selected based on their applications (CV and cover letter). Please send your applications to: by 15 October.

Workshops will take place on 5–8 November, from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm (with a break); on 8 November classes will have to finish earlier, around 1.00 pm probably.

Yasmeen Godder: Yasmeen Godder was born in Jerusalem in 1973, and moved to New York with her family in 1984. She graduated from the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City, and received her BA from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Since 1999, she has been living in Jaffa, Israel. Her works have regularly been presented at the Suzanne Dellal Dance Center in Tel Aviv, and extensively throughout the world: Lincoln Center Festival in New York, Tokyo International Festival, Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin, the Place Theater in London, Montpellier Dance Festival in France, Kunstenfestdesarts in Brussles, the Sydney Opera House and many more. Yasmeen is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Bessie Award in New York in 2001, for the presentation of “i feel funny today”. Her works have been commissioned by DTW, The Kitchen and Dancing in the Streets in New York City, the Lab Theater in Jerusalem, the Curtain Up Festival in Tel-Aviv, and Montpellier Dance Festival, in France, the Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin, CND in Paris, Les Subsistances in Lyon among others. She has twice received the Israeli Ministry of Cultural Affairs “Choreographers Award” in the years 2001 and 2003, and her company received the Ministry’s award for “Small Ensemble” in dance in 2003 and 2009. In addition, she received the Hasia Levy Agron Choreography Prize, the Rabinovich Foundation, Tel-Aviv Municipality’s Rosenblum Prize for “Excellent Artist”, grants from the Israeli Lottery Council for the Arts, the Teva Foundation, as well as a special scholarship from the Ballet Master Albert Gauvbiers Fund in Denmark. Godder was a chosen artist of the ICExcellence Foundation in the years 2004-2009.

To date Yasmeen has created eight full evening-length works: Hall” (2001), “Sudden Birds” (2002) “Two Playful Pink” (2003), “Strawberry Cream and Gunpowder” (2004),“I’m Mean, I Am” (2006) commissioned by the Centre Nationale de La Danse (CND) in Paris, and the Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin, “Singular Sensation”(2008) commissioned by the Montpellier Dance Festival 08, and LOVE FIRE“(2009)which was co-produced with The Hebbel Am uffer,Berlin and Theatre de La Place, Liege, Belgium. In July 2010 she presented a site-specific creation at Opera Estate Festival Veneto at Bassano del Grappa, Italy at the Bolle Nardini-a grappa distillery. The work has been develop into “Storm End Come” (2011) her latest creation in co-production with the Grand Theatre, Groningen, Netherlands, Culturscapes,Basel, Switzerland and Centro per la Scena Contemporanea , Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Most recently Godder was commissioned by the Bat-Shevah Dance Company to create The Toxic Exotic Disappearance Act, which premiered in December 2011 and has been performing and touring since.

In 2007 Yasmeen Godder Studio has been opened in Jaffa, a home for all of her activity and projects, which other than creation and rehearsals include open classes for professional dancer, year-long workshops and collaborations with “Search Engine”- Contemporary Center for the Performing Arts, headed by her partner and longtime collaborator Itzik Giuli.

Itzik Giuli : playwright, director and actor – Giuli is the dramaturge and co-artistic director of Yasmeen Godder’s work and company. Since 1997 Giuli has been working closely with Godder on all of her works and in “Storm End Come” led a 3 month research workshop with the performers for generating materials for the creation process. In 2007 Giuli founded “Search Engine”- Theater Group and Contemporary Center for the Performing Arts in Jaffa, producing the works: “Hoki Poki” by Eyal Weizer and “Sample People” by Nava Frenkel. A graduate of the Telma Yelin High School for the Arts, Giuli continued his studies in New York at Circle in the Square and theNeighborhood Playhouse. Since his return to Israel, in 1997, he worked as an actor in various theatres, as well as in different TV and film production. His first full-length play, “Sometimes Elephants Pass Here” won the Best Play Award at the 2000 Akko Fringe Theater Festival. And in 2004, he directed his second full-length play “Birth Marks”, at the Tmuna Theater in Tel-Aviv.

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