Photo: Gadi Dagon
Batsheva's Excellence Programme
Batsheva's Excellence Programme offers young dancers and young students from around Israel to professionally get acquainted with the work process of Batsheva Dance Company. The aim of the programme is to improve the student's 'tool-box' and develop high level proficiency. The group's work emphasizes the process experienced by each of the individual dancers.
Programme meetings are comprised of Gaga, the movement language created by Ohad Naharin, that serves as the daily training routine of the company's dancers; learning of the vast repertoire the company has to offer, and attending performances.
The programme is directed and taught by Hillel Kogan, Batsheva Ensemble's rehearsal director, who is also an independent dancer and choreographer. With him are guest teachers who are dancers of Batsheva and members of its artistic staff.
The program is based upon a 1 meeting per week, and intended for dance students and dancers, ages 16 to 22, who reside in Israel.
The 2012-2013 Programme is well under way. Registration for the upcoming programme begins in October 2013.