Välkommen till workshop med Lee Brummer!
In this session we will warm up with a gaga/dancers class led by Lee Brummer. Following this we will learn a section from Brummer’s work “Something to do, Someone to love, Something to look forward to” which was created in residency in Östersund and performs at Estrad Norr this April. The material is Brummer’s unique movement carefully crafted to tell a story, in both clear and abstract forms and is set to the musicality of the live spoken text which colours and is present through the entire piece.
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Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director (1990-2018) of Batsheva Dance Company.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination.
Lee Brummer is an independent choreographer, international guest teacher and educator based in Sweden who frequently works both across Sweden and internationally. Lee is the Associate Director and co-founder of ilDance, an independent and international contemporary dance company and organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Lee studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where she also completed her BA and teaching degree in 2007.
As a performer she danced with the Bat Dor Dance Company (Israel), The Emanuel Gat Dance Company (Israel) and with various independent choreographers across Europe. She has worked as choreographer’s assistant in a variety of dance productions and musicals in Sweden and abroad. Brummer completed her BA-Dance and teaching degree at The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance and has studied psychology, theatre and pilates alongside her career as a dancer and choreographer. In 2019 Lee became a certified Gaga teacher though the Gaga teachers training programme under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin, Bosmat Nossan, and Saar Harari.
Over the years Brummer has been teaching and working with companies such as: DV8, Australian Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, National Dance Company Wales, The Israeli Ballet and Norrdans to name a few. Additionally she has been guest teaching open professional classes and at universities and schools worldwide and workings as a mentor for young and emerging artists.
Brummer has been choreographing her own work within different structures since 2010. Today her teaching practise is composed of anatomical and physical exploration which is dedicated to discovering ones individuality, originality and capacity within their own body. She mainly teaches ballet, contemporary and the Gaga Movement language. In her choreographic practise, text and spoken word have become extremely influential both within the process and in the final version of the work on stage. Additionally, Brummer has worked as a producer, project manager and facilitator of various artistic projects and events within Sweden and internationally.
Foto 1: Ascaf
Foto 2: Adam Wheeler