Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk

20.04.2009 - 24.04.2009
Studio Słodownia +3
Arkadi Zaides Coaching: Designed Body – Body vs Reality

Open showing

Friday 24.04 / 19:00 / Studio Słodownia +3 / free admission

What is originally ours, and what glued to us by the media, by society or our friends and family? How are we designing our body and how it is being designed against our will by other forces?

In the workshop we will explore how our reality meets our body and transforms into an improvisation, into structure, into relations between characters, into performance. The search will include investigation of personal realities (family, home, friends) as well as more global realities (country, culture, world). We will invent assignments and will try them on each other, we will look for inspiration on the street, in the media and over the internet – and will let all those influences to effect our research in the studio.
Arkadi Zaides

Arkadi Zaides was born is Byelorussia in 1979. Immigrated to Israel in 1990. Graduated ‘Misgav’ highschool in 1999, majored in Arts and Dance. In 1999 moved to Tel-Aviv and joined Noa Dar Dance Group. That same year joined the Batsheva Ensemble and in 2001 the Batsheva Dance Company, there danced and created till 2004. He performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Yasmeen Godder, Sharon Eyal, Poul Norton among other choreographers. Since 2004 Arkadi works as an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher, his were presented in Israel, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, The Czech Republic, China and Japan. He created works for the Batsheva ensemble, was invited to create a multi genre performance in Japan and has been selected as one of three finalists in dance for the third cycle (2006-2007) of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Since 2002 Zaides has been teaching ‘Gaga’ – Ohad Naharin’s movement language. He is teaching dancers and non-dancers in Israel and around the globe.