BORN2PLAY ONLINE summit
OFIR YUDILEVITCH
PLAYING WITH RISK
2 DECEMBER / THURSDAY
18:00 - 19:30 (CET)
PLAYING WITH RISK

Risk is an inherent part of life and of working with our bodies. We can try to avoid risk and miss out on opportunities and possibilities, or embrace risk and learn how to play with it, opening doors to many physical paths that weren't there before.

In the class:
  • We will explore and practice risk-taking by learning to let go into gravity;
  • We will learn to use gravity and its momentum in order to move with more ease;
  • We will learn to release, fall and surrender to gravity.
In order to take a risk, we need to think about its consequences: Failing (in the broad sense) and Falling (in movement). If we learn how to fall we can feel comfortable with the risk of it, learning how to re-balance and recuperate from it, whether on our legs or on our hands.

The workshop will begin with a warm up that introduces different concepts of movement such as connecting to one's weight, connecting outwards to the space and swinging body parts to create momentum. During the workshop we will shift from different acrobatic technics (transitions, inversions, handstands, headstands etc.) to improvising and partnering.

By mixing those materials we will create a playful environment to take a risk and explore.
LEADING
OFIR YUDILEVITCH
Ofir is a choreographer, dancer, acrobat and Capoerista from Israel. His performances and choreographic work deal with risk taking and a playful approach towards dancing and partnering.

Ofir's work has been shown all around the world and his last piece CONCRETE is a series of outdoor site-specific works that are inspired by subcultures like Punk, Parkour, Breakdance, Skateboarding and other art forms that have a certain rebellious attitude towards societal norms.

Ofir's own movement practice is very diverse and ranges from soft body work influenced by release technique and Feldenkrais all the way to acrobatics, hand/head balancing and to learning to breakdance from YouTube tutorials.
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