Dafi Dance Company
Repertoire workshops & classes
These classes are based on the group’s repertoire & led by the dancers that take part in the specific piece that is taught.
We start the class with the technique dominating part of the piece. After that, we are teaching material from the piece, adding a lot of sensual information about the movement, how it was built in the process, what its connection to the theme in the piece and how it is projected on stage.
We put a major focus on understanding the origin of the movement, its story, its relation to the piece, to the character that perform it & to the music.
The duration of the classes are usually between 90 min- 3 hours.
Soon we will publish when our next half-yearly repertoire workshop is. There are classes for beginners; professional dancers; students & people with no dance background.
Composition & creative process
These classes are sharing the ideas that create Dafi’s pieces.
How she develop an idea into a piece
How to start a piece & how to translate feelings to movement
What are the stages in a creation process,
How to “keep” a movement from improvisation.
These classes usually contain improvisation experiences, discussion & practice in creation process.
The classes are led by Dafi Altabeb & they fit to whomever wants to experience in creation.
The classes usually long between 90 min- 3 hours
Soon we will publish when is our next half-yearly ‘creation process’ workshop.
There are classes for beginners; professional dancers; student & people with no background.
These classes are based on the contact technique, but they put their focus on the connection between the contact language & the repertoire’s group.
The classes are led by one of the professional dancers of Dafi dance group & the class is divided to contact technique & to its connection to one of the group’s pieces.
We are trying to put the focus on how to use this wonderful technique into the piece, without “showing” the technique itself on stage.
The classes are usually long between 90 min- 3 hours.
Soon we will publish when is our next half-yearly contact-repertoire workshop.
There are classes for beginners; professional dancers & student
All the workshops mentioned can be given as a one-time experience or as a long-term workshop through the year.
We give these workshops all around Israel & abroad
Seminar Hakibutzim collage - Creation process in collaboration with 2nd-year dance students, premiering originally dance piece created for them "Handcraft" (2016)
Boris Eifman academy - Master class Saint petersbourg (2015)
The "Maslool"- frame for training dancers in Bikurey Haaitim center in Tel Aviv- creating a piece for their first year (2014)
Preparation for 'Bagrut ' (final exams) -how to develop an idea for a piece (2014)
“Why music”- children activity that explains the connection & the necessity of music in dance pieces threw demonstrations from the pieces “Sensitivity to Heat” & Women’s Aid”
Ben- Zvi high school- Kiryat Ono - dance major. creating for 5 month a version for the piece High expectations for the seniors-12 students (2014)
Rosh Pina High School-students between the age of 15-18 from the north. working for 4 month with them- creating a version of the piece Women's Aid for them (2013-2014)
Mizpe Ramon- dance weekend for dance student from all around of Israel, teaching classes of creation process (2012 & 2013)
GivatHaviva -dance weekend for dance student from all around of Israel, teaching classes of creation process & repertoire (2013) .
An independent half a year course of repertoire & composition with professional dancers based on the piece 'Never the less'(2013)
An independent half a year course of repertoire & floor work based on the piece 'High expectations' (2013)
Creative movement for preschoolers & repertoire workshop for dancers from the pieces "Never The Less" & "Women's Aid" in our Multidisciplinary event - ErevRav (2013)
Vertigo dance workshop- creating a piece for the group based on the piece “Under the Carpet”
Even Yehuda High school (2012) students between the age of 15-18 creating a version of the piece Women's Aid for them (2012)
Ironi A- Art school in Tel Aviv, dance major. creating for 5 month a version for the piece High expectations for the seniors-12 students (2012)
A workshop for teachers for the preschoolers -how to build a class based on material from our pieces for this age (2011)
Repertoire & composition classes for professional dancers in Slovakia, Korea, Italy, Brazil & summer dance course for 10 days in China (2010-2013)
Composition classes for the age 12-18 in Kadima dance school (2004-2010)
Creative movement for preschoolers for the age 3-6 (2000-2008)