BACK 2 BACK on tour this October! by Lee Brummer

This October ilDance comes to Bastionen in Malmö and to Martin Mutter in Örebro with a new program: BACK 2 BACK.

The program, a captivating double bill of sensorial and powerful contemporary dance, consists of 2 works, Catharses (2014) by Israel Aloni and An I for an I  (2016) by Lee Brummer, which will be performed back to back by a brilliant cast. 

Dates, venues and tickets:

10th October 19.00- Bastionen Malmö TICKETS

11th October 19.00- Bastionen Malmö TICKETS

13th October 14.00 Martin Mutter Örebro (School performance)

13th October 19.00 Martin Mutter Örebro TICKETS

14th October 18.00 Martin Mutter Örebro TICKETS

More information can be found here: BASTIONEN, MARTIN MUTTER

15 Things you may not have known about ilDance by Lee Brummer

 

1) Since ilDance was founded in 2012, the company has worked in 12 out of 21 regions in Sweden. In the summer of 2017, we will be working in Jönköping & Östergötland two regions which we have not worked in before. 

2) In it’s five years of existence, ilDance has initiated and/or participated in projects and activities in 17 different countries. ilDance’s international activity will continue to expand over the next couple of years and we are already set to work in 2 new countries in 2018. 

3) ilDance initiated and operates a junior company called ilYoung. The junior company operates on a pioneer and hybrid model which was specifically designed by ilDance’s directors Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer.

4) ilDance hosts local and international artists in residencies in Sweden in collaboration with partners and collaborators across the country.

5) ilDance has an advisory board which consist of brilliant and experienced individuals from the contemporary performing arts sector in Sweden and abroad.

6) The company’s name, ilDance, stands for Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer Contemporary Dance

7) As a core value, ilDance promotes transparency and inclusion of non dancer audiences in the making and rehearsing processes of contemporary dance.

8) The directors of ilDance, Aloni and Brummer, have an ongoing relationship and collaboration with partners and organisations in Australia. Due to this the two choreographers travel to Australia two or three times a year for a variety of activities which include choreographing, mentoring and teaching across Australia.

9) ilDance is also the Official Swedish Gaga branch. After years of working closely with the Gaga movement Ltd head office in Tel Aviv, ilDance developed to also become the first official Gaga branch of it’s kind.

10) Though ilDance is based in Gothenburg our outreach is vast and we both initiate and participate in exciting projects locally, nationally and internationally.

11) Our directors, Aloni and Brummer, have each been developing their choreographic practice on two different routes. Beyond establishing a joined method, they each also have their independent paths which differ from one another in context, form and structure. We believe that it is both the similarities and the differences between Aloni and Brummer’s independent practices that make ilDance and their collaborative work so powerful.

12) ilDance in formed on a coherent structure with 5 strands: New productions of contemporary dance, ilYoung - ilDance’s Junior Company, iCoDaCo - International Contemporary Dance Collective, ilEX Sweden-Australia & The Swedish Gaga Branch.

13) The directors of ilDance work closely with emerging artists who are at the dawn of their career. Brummer and Aloni mentor both dancers and young makers through their processes and development as choreographers and performers.

14) In 2015 ilDance went through a restructuring and rebranding process in collaboration with Swedish and international consultants. ilDance’s current website is designed by Gordon Bevridge and allows our visitors and users to conveniently and easily navigate their way around the site.

15) Our directors Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer first met when they were 15 years old. Ever since then their lives have intertwined in various ways routed in personal friendship and later developing into an artistic partnership.  

From The Mill Choreographic Lab, Adelaide, Australia.                                                                                                  Photo: Chris Herzfield

From The Mill Choreographic Lab, Adelaide, Australia.                                                                                                  Photo: Chris Herzfield

ilDance initiates Gaga special event for Principals and high school teachers in Gothenburg by Lee Brummer

ilDance is initiating an afterwork gathering specially and specifically arranged for principles and high school teachers who are working in Gothenburg. This event will help one experience and learn more about Gaga Movement language. 

The event will take place on the 21st of March 2017 between 17:30 - 19:00

ilDance is constructing a pilot project which will introduce high school students in Gothenburg to Gaga movement language through participation in classes. The pilot project is the first step towards structuring a program which is the first of it’s kind. This program will include the sensational Gaga movement language as ongoing activity as part of the high school curriculum. 

We aspire to introduce Gaga into the education system in high schools as it would offer a rare form of physical activity, cognitive stimulant, body-brain connection enhancement, social equality and acceptance experience, liberation of creativity as well as a community feeling within the participating groups. 

No previous experience or knowledge about dance is necessary prior to participation in a Gaga class.

Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the artistic director and choreographer of Batsheva Dance Company.

The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. “We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” -Ohad Naharin

To learn more about Gaga Movement language, please visit 

http://gagapeople.com/english/

For more information about the event, any questions or to register please contact gaga@ildance.se 

Photo: Gadi Dagon

Photo: Gadi Dagon

Happy holidays from the ilDance team by Lee Brummer

Wishing all our friends and followers a glorious holiday season, whatever it is that you are celebrating and wherever in the world you are celebrating it.

We hope it's a wonderful end to 2016 and a beautiful start to 2017!

May a fruitful year full of adventures await us all!

Best,

The ilDance team 

Scholarships awarded to Israel Aloni & Lee Brummer by Lee Brummer

Both directors of ilDance, Israel Aloni & Lee Brummer, were awarded scholarships from KATZ to continue to generate and further indulge in ilDance's international activities and to collaborate with independent artists and organisations beyond borders. Aloni and Brummer are both very thankful for the recognition of the work that we at ilDance do and for KATZ's choice to support our upcoming projects.

Aloni & Brummer teaching at Yellow Wheel summer intensive Melbourne, Australia- Jan 2017 by Lee Brummer

Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer, directors of ilDance are more than delighted to announce that they will be joining Adam Wheeler, director of Melbourne based junior company Yellow Wheel for a summer intensive which is going to rock BIG TIME between the 9th-13th January 2017.

The summer intensive, a collaboration between ilDance, Yellow wheel and The Space Dance & Arts centre, will include two optional paths: The first for dancers, will focus on physical training, repertoire and becoming familiar with Aloni and Brummer's individual methods and styles. The second path is aimed at Dance educators and will involve methodology, the practise of teaching, the viewing of classes and feedback sessions, as well as physical classes and workshops with insight into the methods of the two choreographers and performers Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni.

Israel And Lee are very much looking forward to meeting young talents, practising performers and educators for this inspiring, fruitful and exciting week which will take place at Sign up now because your not going to want to miss it!

ICODACO BABULUS PREMIER AND SATELLITE ACTIVITIES- NOVEMBER by Lee Brummer

November is here which means It's soon time for the world premier of BABULUS, A new work by iCoDaCo. 

BABULUS WORLD PREMIER

This new dance theatre work, presented in the round in various spaces, town halls, theatres and  galleries asks what happens when our means of communicating is taken away from us. It questions what we would do when we have no words to hide behind. It explores censorship and self censorship. In BAUBLUS the audience is situated close to the performance space and are included and acknowledged by the occurrences in the performance.

Babulus is presented in collaboration with Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival and will premier at Stora teatern in Gothenburg on the 22nd of November at 19.00.

DAY WORKSHOP ABOUT COMMUNICATION WITH ICODACO ARTISTS AND GUESTS

Spend the day with the international artists and additional experts to experiment and research the concept of communication. The day will include showing selected segments from the work BABULUS, participating in interactive workshops with the iCoDaCo artists and intercultural communicaiton expert - Kajsa Svensson, as well as participating in a public discussion about communication and its significance in our world today.

The event is held in collaboration with Brewhouse in Gothenburg and will take place in their space: Åvägen 24, Gothenburg from 13.00 on the 23rd November

Read more or buy tickets HERE.

 

SYMPOSIUM: COMMUNICATION AND PERFORMING ARTS

On the 24th of November at 19.30  ilDance, in collaboration with Danscentrum Gothenburg and theatre maker Birte Niedenhaus, will hold a symposium about communication & performing arts at Danscentrum Gothenburg’s studio. You can REGISTER HERE to take part in the activity.

iCoDaCo Satellite events in Gothenburg this November by Lee Brummer

After the WORLD PREMIER of BABULUS, the international artists of iCoDaCo will meet and interact with the public in Gothenburg via a number of sattelite events and activities in the city.

On the 23rd November, there will be a rare opportunity to spend 5 hours with the international artists and additional experts to experiement and research the concept of communication.

The day will include showing selected segments from the work BABULUS, participating in interactive workshops with the iCoDaCo artists and intercultural communicaiton expert - Kajsa Svensson, as well as participating in a public discussion about communication and its significance in our world today.

For tickets to this event and for registration please click HERE

BABULUS is co-produced by Göteborgs Dans -och Teaterfestival.

For more info about iCoDaCo, please visit www.icodaco.com

Gaga activity in Sweden this October by Lee Brummer

Photo: Gadi Dagon

Photo: Gadi Dagon

Stay tuned during the upcoming months when ilDance brings Gaga to different partners and collaborators in Sweden. See the list of upcoming activities and be sure to check in to the open and drop in classes!

More information and details about all the classes can be found HERE

Oct 6th-  Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad,     OPEN CLASS PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE

Oct 14th-  Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad,    DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 15th-  Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad     DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 16th- Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad      DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 17th-20th Gaga/dancers via Danscentrum Stockholm

                 Danscentrum members as well as DROP IN possibility for dancers

Oct 17, 19, 21 Gaga/dancers, Gaga/people & Ohad Naharin repertoire classes at Kulturama 

                 EXCLUSIVE SESSIONS FOR KULTURAMA STUDENTS AND STAFF 

Oct 18th- Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad      DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 20th- Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad      DROP IN CLASS- All welcome!

Oct 27th-  Gaga/people via AnnaReet Gillblad      OPEN CLASS PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE

                 

Watch this space for more classes across Sweden coming soon         

iCoDaCo at The Work Room, Glasgow by Lee Brummer

Lee Brummer & Israel Aloni in rehearsals of "BABULUS" at The Work Room

Lee Brummer & Israel Aloni in rehearsals of "BABULUS" at The Work Room

The iCoDaCo collective has been having a fabulous time over the past 10 days, diving deeper into the creation process of the new work BABULUS, while in residency at The Work Room, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gwyn Emberton, Eddie Ladd, Johanna Nuutinen and ilDance's directors Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer were joined by space and lighting designer Joe Fletcher and dramaturg Luke Pell and have formed new ideas, thoughts and materials which have taken the creation of BABULUS to the next level.

This week the collective held a showing, inviting the local public to share the process, materials and ideas. The collective enJoyed the feedback session with the audience and found the comments and insight helpful and thought provoking.

 The process continues for the rest of this week and then the collective meet again in Wales at the end of the month.

BABULUS premiers at Stora teatern in Gothenburg on the 22nd of November.

Press HERE to purchase tickets

iCoDaCo 2016 by Lee Brummer

What: Studio showing – BABULUS by  iCoDaCo (International Contemporary Dance Collective)
When: Friday the 26th of August at 13:30
Where: The large dance studio at Stora Teatern.

After two week of residency at Stora Teatern, hosted by Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, the artists in iCoDaCo 2016 would like to invite public to view materials from their development.

The showing will be followed by an artist talk with the international artists who are participating in iCoDaCo 2016. The talk will address multicultural and international collaborations,  the unique characteristics of iCoDaCo as an artist led international project, the individual practices of each artist in the collective as well as the subject matter of BABULUS, the piece that the collective will be making throughout this process. The talk will be casual and inclusive. The public will be encouraged to participate by presenting questions to the artists or sharing from their personal and individual experiences. We have a limit to how many people we can invite into the studio so we kindly ask you to sign up if you are planning to join us.

Sign up HERE (https://goo.gl/forms/9jDeQjX6ijZQme9d2)

Please note: There will be a meet up at the main entrance of Stora Teatern 15 min before the showing (13:15) and a volunteer from the festival will show you the way to the dance studio upstairs.

CATHARSES at Abundance 2016 by Lee Brummer

CATHARSES which was created in 2014 by Israel Aloni and explores dimensions of the female form which are beyond the confining social mandates, will be performing at ABUNDANCE 2016 festival in Karlstad on the 8th-9th  September. (Specified info below).

During the festival Israel Aloni will be leading a workshop “Movement beyond the foreseen – simplified complexity” where he will share his choreographic research and movement language. The workshop will take place on the 9th of September at 13:00 - 14:30 at Dansstudion, Studio 54

Aloni will also lead a lecture/public discussion “The identity of contemporary dance” about the current state of contemporary dance as an ever changing art form. The Discussion will take place on the 10th of September at 10am at Värmland Museum For more info, click here.

ilYoung 2016 on tour by Lee Brummer

Catch ilDance’s junior company ilYoung performing 2 new works on tour across Sweden: 'On and on' by Israel Aloni & dancers, 'The better risen' by Lee Brummer & dancers.

Tour dates and times:
Sep 3rd, 18.00 Stockholm: Scen studio fyra, Balettakademien
Sep 4th, 13.00 Stockholm: Scen studio fyra, Balettakademien
Sep 5th, 18.00 Gothenburg: Balettakademien Gothenburg
Sep 6th, 13.00 Gothenburg:  Balettakademien Gothenburg
Sep 17th, 18.00 Härnösand: Fyren (Norrdans)
Sep 18th 13.00  Härnösand: Fyren (Norrdans)

For bookings: tickets@ildance.se