Saturday Workshop: Ori Flomin
Feb. 20, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Your Home – Your Dance – Your Story
An exploratory workshop in physicality and creation
This workshop will help open our minds to the creative potential that new environments can offer. As we are removed from working and rehearsing in studios, shifting to alternative spaces can feel frustrating and somewhat limiting. In this workshop, we will explore how ideas of training, creating, and performing are being reshaped, and how our own spaces can inspire creativity.
Participants will engage in a physical practice as well as conversation to instigate ideas and share our experiences. During the first half of the workshop, we will practice a guided warm-up, some taught material, and guided improvisation. In the second half, we will explore creative ideas to generate new material and possibly come up with a short instant new segment that can be documented or performed virtually.
While exploring similar ideas and vocabulary, the goals are to allow each participant to incorporate the material into their own body and space and allow them to personalize the movement in ways that highlight their individuality. This workshop offers tools that can aid in the process of creative expression by revealing our personal story through our physicality and artistic visions. Even as we share a common reality online, we each still have our personal story within it. Let’s connect!
About Ori Flomin
Ori Flomin has been dancing, living, surviving, and thriving in NYC since 1989. He holds an MFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. His choreography has been presented in NYC and internationally. He has taught dance, Yoga, and Shiatsu massage with prestigious festivals and schools across Europe, Asia, and Australia in addition to colleges around NYC: PARTS, Impulstanz, London Contemporary School, Sasha Waltz, Circuit Est, SUNY Purchase, NYU, Movement Research, Gibney, among others. He’s performed in the works of acclaimed choreographers Stephen Petronio, Maria Hassabi, Neil Greenberg, and Molissa Fenley to name a few.www.Oriflomin.com
About Gibney’s Training Program
Through the cultivation of an inclusive and positive space, our offerings make space for exploration, risk-taking, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun. It is our priority to listen to and support our community and to empower the future leaders of the field. Learn more.
Gibney encourages people with disabilities to attend online classes, and we welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Live captioning through Otter Transcription is available for all online classes by request. If you have any questions or access needs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 212-677-8560 (voice only) 24 hours in advance of the class you plan to attend.
Photo by Ron Fung. Ori Flomin/Gallery Show/ Movement/Melbourne Australia/July 2017.