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Movement & Improvisation

Ady Elzam (IL/BE) is a dancer, teacher and choreographer, with a deep technical background in contemporary dance, improvisation and performance. Ady believes art should challenge and inspire, both the artist as well as the spectator. As a preforming artist he’s motivated to cross borders and question the norm in relation to the audience, and its roll in art.


For many years Ady has been exploring movement dynamics in partner work, his main interest is in the communication that creates clear understanding between partners, as if no words are needed. This applies also to the relationship of the observer and the observed. As a performer he’s interested in the artist’s ability to expose oneself, evoke emotion in the audience, and the connection between the two.


Ady started dancing and preforming at age 10 in the Israeli folklore dance school "The Iris of Nazareth" .
He met modern dance in 1997, and embarked on a journey to explore the dance world until 2005 when he dedicated himself to the art of contemporary dance, improvisation and movement exploration.
He trained at the modern dance academy in Haifa and continued to dance in Vertigo Dance Company and DeDe Dance. Over the years he worked with many different choreographers such as; Ofra Idel, Elad Shecter, Matan Levkowich, Yuval Goldshtain, Sharona Floreshaim, Dafi Altabeb, to name a few.

MOONLODGE IMPROVISATION

Ritualist Movements & Somatic improvisation - A journey into the unknown

Enter into the studio, move, dance, sweat, get lost. 

Enter into your somatic body, listen to the unknown, let it lead you, be lost, find your way.

 

Feeling the body in a somatic way means connecting to your sensations and allowing yourself

to be moved by them, agreeing with the practice of mystery and magic.  

 

The practice of mystery is unknown, yet you can feel it when it happens.

Taking a chance by entering into the space is the first step, what happens after that is up to the journey…

 

We play, we practice, we trust and we connect to our ancestral roots.

Manou Koreman is a Brussels-based performer and yoga teacher with a deep curiosity for the intricacies of human physicality. Born in the Netherlands, she spent time working and training in New York, Berlin and London. Yoga became an anchor, a physical home base to return to in an ever shifting paradigm of performing all sorts of work.

As a performer, Manou is drawn to durational and minimalist approaches, and continually searches to push the boundaries of her endurance. This seeps through in her yoga practice. Her classes can be described as highly physical and very detailed. Drawing on a deep anatomical understanding of the body, the focus is always on finding a functional way of moving, challenging your body in a safe, supportive way. A continual, steady flow between poses allows you to enter into a meditative state.

MOONLODGE YOGA

Let’s dive into the unknown with an energizing morning practice.
We’ll start our practice by focusing on the breath before we warm up and flow through the whole body. Grounding our feet down into the floor so we can rise up and be ready for the day ahead.
The morning yoga classes are suitable for all levels - adjustments will be given for more advanced poses.

MOONLODGE DANCE IN THE DARK

This is a playground. A space where you can dive into your body, experience your surroundings from a different perspective. Take your time, softly close your eyes, and drink it all in through your skin. Time stands still here. Leave your vision outside and feel your way through the space, other bodies, to feel the vibration of sound coming through the ground…

Manou Koreman / manoukoreman.com

Yoga Teacher . Movement Director & Performer

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Victoria Kennett is a French an English contemporary dancer. She studied at Centre James Carlès in France, while working with different Cabaret companies in the South West of France. Cabaret was a big discovery and a passion who guided her into dancing.

 

After her education she started collaborating with La Colombe Enragée, for a new creation. Wanting to move to way from France, Victoria joined the MoDem Program of Compania Zappala Danza, in Sicily, where she stayed to be a member of the young company CZD2, collaborating with Milan Tomasik on the piece « Intrecciato ».

 

She, then, moved to Poznan, Poland and became a member of Polish Dance Theater for one season. After that, she decided to be a freelance artist and cumulated different experiences: with Artur Bienkowski in two pieces « Zugwang » and « Teach yourself to fly » , as a member of HOEK collective where she carries on an active improvisation research, with Monnaie de Munt for the Opera « Die Tote Stadt », for some short movies and commercials as well. She is now currently working with Compagnie Thor.

The past years, Victoria has developed her teaching activity also teaches improvisation workshops around Europe, focusing on the idea of “here and now”, building self-awareness, group awareness and spatial awareness, in a playful and articulated way, mixing many different influences from her mentors and the artists crossing her path.

« Improvisation and composition are a philosophy, A way of perceiving Reality, that I would like to share with many people, not only dancers. I get so much inspiration of watching people moving and seeing how they react to tasks I give them ».

INTRODUCING

Victoria Kennett

(Improvisation and Composition)

@victoria.kennett

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Julianne Kasabalis is a Belgian-Greek dancer and performer. For several years, she has been performing, directing, and teaching classes as multifaceted as her different practices. In an experimental artistic process, performances, installations, and improvisations with other dancers or musicians; she likes to question, and integrate the different techniques as specificities of the body to express herself.

 

After professional practice in Bellydance Fusion, she moved to Berlin to study in an intensive urban and contemporary dance program, where she also studied Butoh and Physical Theater, which would greatly influence her body and aesthetic perceptions and research. Julianne also studied "Transformative Bodywork", a method of somatic touch, studied in Berlin, at a private school run by Sophie Kinkel. Passionate about anatomy, alignment and posturology, she also practices Thai boxing and Crossfit.

 

These approaches, in dialogue with the practice of dancer and teacher, complemented her vision of bodies and her overall understanding of movements.

INTRODUCING

JULIANNE KASABALIS

(Aligned and flow)

https://julianne-k.com/

Mounia is a Belgo/Moroccan artist with a passion for body expression,

creativity and social gatherings.


She believes that movement is a deep form of self-expression through which we develop the ability to communicate in a universal language. This language goes beyond the mental knowledge, it’s a sensitive dialogue with ourselves and other souls.

Every time we move, we leave a print in the universal memory, it creates an echo that only the body captures. Imagine the subtlety of the influence it provides on organic actions, sensorial experiences and dynamics. 

Mounia wants to use movement as a social connector, a bridge between different cultures, genders, ages, traditions, physical abilities, …


She keeps on refining her technical contemporary skills and following her own artistic vision. She develops her knowledge in dance exploration and therapies in which she promotes awareness and refinement of the body, self-expression and relationships with others.

She was trained and accompanied by different teachers that still inspire and mesmerize her as: Carolina Fonseca, Yumma Mudra (Danza Duende), Raji Chorésophe, Illian Rivère, Yaara Dolev (GaGa), Anika (Tribal Voodoo), Ady Elzam,…


She’s an active member of BALAM – Improvisation and Contemporary dance Collective – Liège

 

She created a non-profit organization called ‘MoonLodge’ in which she can expand her passion for social and creative projects.

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INTRODUCING

MOUNIA BEN HADDOU

(Feel & Create)

www.moonlodge.earth/mounia

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Amul Dechambre (@amulette_move) is a dancer / performer from Liège. His training consists of a multitude of courses, trips to train, revealing artistic encounters ...

 

But above all relentlessness, hard work and research to compensate for his non-academic career. Amul: "I experiment, I improvise, everywhere. I seek to connect the complexity of thought with a brutal and sincere form, without artifice.

 

A form of deconstruction which is in the end a reconstruction of myself" Solitary explorations but also shared with Julianne Dãnapati, my complementary double, then a multitude of inspirations, guides, and fellow travelers .... Piny Orchidaceae, L'oeil kollectif, @ublik, Romanowitch, and finally Clément Dechambre, my brother, with whom we put on "Bruits de souffle" a dance and music performance that is just waiting to be shown to the public.

INTRODUCING

AMELIE DELCHAMBRE

@amulette_move

Mounia is a Belgo/Moroccan artist with a passion for body expression,

creativity and social gatherings.


She believes that movement is a deep form of self-expression through which we develop the ability to communicate in a universal language. This language goes beyond the mental knowledge, it’s a sensitive dialogue with ourselves and other souls.

Every time we move, we leave a print in the universal memory, it creates an echo that only the body captures. Imagine the subtlety of the influence it provides on organic actions, sensorial experiences and dynamics. 

Mounia wants to use movement as a social connector, a bridge between different cultures, genders, ages, traditions, physical abilities, …


She keeps on refining her technical contemporary skills and following her own artistic vision. She develops her knowledge in dance exploration and therapies in which she promotes awareness and refinement of the body, self-expression and relationships with others.

She was trained and accompanied by different teachers that still inspire and mesmerize her as: Carolina Fonseca, Yumma Mudra (Danza Duende), Raji Chorésophe, Illian Rivère, Yaara Dolev (GaGa), Anika (Tribal Voodoo), Ady Elzam,…


She’s an active member of BALAM – Improvisation and Contemporary dance Collective – Liège

 

She created a non-profit organization called ‘MoonLodge’ in which she can expand her passion for social and creative projects.

STAY TUNED TO DISCOVER OUR NEXT TEACHERS

INTRODUCING

MOUNIA BEN HADDOU

(Feel & Create)

www.moonlodge.earth/mounia

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After 10 years of classical dance training, Anika discovered oriental and tribal fusion dance which allowed her to experience different aspects of dance, rhythm, and movement.

 

Since 2005, with the association Tribal Voodoo, she has transmitted her passion for dance in a spirit of fun and benevolence through dance classes, workshops and festivals.

 

In 2015, she began a two-year personal training course which allowed her to deepen her experience of listening and sharing through various disciplines of muscle strengthening and awareness of the body and its posture.

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INTRODUCING

ANIKA TRIBAL VOODOO

Pilates . Dance . Functional Training

www.anneclairegiffroy.be/