In and out of the floor
The class will focus in finding clear and efficient ways to enter and go out of the floor, understanding the relationship between releasing and activating our muscles, finding elasticity and power force for momentum.
Hands and arms as support
In this class we will move along the space using four limbs, exploring different ways of locomotion. The hands as feet, the feet as hands, understanding different ways of using our body structure for support. Finding our lost tail back in order to find more mobility in our spine.
Olivia Court Mesa
(1980) is a chilean-israeli independent dance artist.
Devoted to performance art for the past 20 years, performing, choreographing, improvising and working for other creators as well. As a performing artist she explores the constant changing of being in a playful and truthful way, practising being present, exposing herself to different styles and ways to construct art in order to find herself over and over new and unknown, even to herself. In 2017, she received Israel’s Ministry of Culture Award for “Best solo performer 2017”. Besides her passion for performing art, Olivia has been exploring different sources of understanding movement; floor work and partnering work with a clear approach for anatomy and functional movement that became part of her teaching language that she shares in different schools and dance companies in Israel and abroad. Olivia started dancing and performing at age 14 in Chile with Oscar del Bardo’s physical theater Company. At 17 she moved to Germany and studied contemporary dance and teaching at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. She was awarded scholarships to visit the annual summer academy in Kyoto and from Vivianne Wood (DV8) to finish her studies. After graduating she worked as freelancer in Germany with VeraSanderArtConnects and Angulo Alterno (Mexico) companies. She joined the companies MSschrittmacher in the Theater of Oldenburg and then Marco Santi Tanztheater in the Theater of Osnabrück, where she worked with Guy Weizman & Roni Haver, Martin Stiefermann, Marco Santi, Luc Dunberry, Massimo Gerardi, Verena Weiss and Antje Rose, among others. Since 2010 she has been based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Currently she is dancing with Yossi Berg & Oded Graf, Renana Raz, Sahar Azimi, Roy Assaf, Dafi Altabeb and Rotem Tashach. She is a Vipassana meditator, studied Ilan Lev method and is a member of the contact improvisation community in Israel.