In this workshop with choreographer and dancer Netta Yerushalmy, the core of the participants’ engagement will be with movement material, conceptual questions, and choreographic methodologies that are the basis of her most recent major work – MOVEMENT- which will arrive at Suzanne Dellal from New York City, on August 4th and 5th after the March 2022 premiere.
Netta works with various materials and physical perspectives that interest her and underlie her prolific and multidisciplinary choreographic output.
The workshop will start with a warmup and technical exercises and will involve repertory phrases directly from MOVEMENT; this piece synthesizes over one hundred citations from an expansive range of dances across genres and cultures. It is a radical quilt of borrowed material that stretches the idea of pluralism until it almost rips.
The workshop will encourage reflections, critical discussions, and detailed, challenging, and diverse physicality (dance material). Together, Netta and the workshop participants will chew and digest questions about movement identity, cultural and ideological physicalities, embodied ownership and property, a dance economy of gifting-sharing-communing, and more; questions that essentially can be asked only through and in the moving body.
Come ready to move, think, listen, and share.
Netta Yerushalmy is an award winning choreographer and performer based in New York City since 2000. Her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed. Her aesthetic and ethical commitment is to generating questions rather than answers.
Most recently recognized with a 2022 United States Artists Fellowship, Netta has also been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, Princeton Arts Fellowship, Research Fellowship from New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, New York City Center Choreography Fellowship, Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants-to-Artists Award, National Dance Project Grant, LMCC’s Extended Life, Six Points Fellowship, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.
She has created more than one hundred dances including PARAMODERNITIES (Jacob’s Pillow/ NYLA/LMCC co-commission, 2018), IN CONVERSATION WITH MERCE (Cunningham Centennial, NYU/Skirball, 2019), LIKE LITHOS (Guggenheim Museum, 2019), NORWEGIA (Ririe Woodbury, 2015), HELGA AND THE THREE SAILORS (Danspace Project, 2014, Joyce Theater 2015), PICTOGRAMS (American Dance Festival, 2014/ Alvin Ailey Foundation remount, 2018), THE WORK OF DANCE (HAU Berlin, 2013), DEVOURING DEVOURING (LaMama, 2012), ROOMS WITHOUT A VIEW (Harkness Dance Festival & Danspace Project, 2009), DISPOSITIF (Curtain Up Festival /Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance, 2006).