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POP-UP MASTERCLASSES // Olivia Ancona


About Class

Pop-up Masterclass Series w/ Olivia Ancona! Moving Through June 10 / 6:00 - 7:15pm June 13 / 10:00 - 11:30am June 20 / 10:00 - 11:30am June 27 / 10:00 - 11:30am Olivia Ancona is an international, multi-disciplinary dance artist, who collaborates with independent choreographers and artists on creating new works. Currently based in Berlin, she is originally from the west coast of the united states. Olivia trained at the Juilliard school and, upon leaving, joined the Batsheva ensemble, and later the main company in tel aviv, under the direction of Ohad Naharin. She was a founding member of Sharon Eyal’s l-e-v, and has worked with mats ek, Wim Vandekeybus, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sasha waltz, Bryan arias, and Oona Doherty, among others. She was a guest with the royal Swedish ballet, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina bausch, Goteborg Danksompani, Staatsballet Berlin, and Alan Lucien øyen’s dance theatre hybrid, winter guests. Olivia has taught gaga, improvisation, and research/repertoire workshops for over forty institutions internationally. She also sets Sharon Eyal’s works on companies throughout Europe. Olivia is invested in ongoing research to help dancers and people exist more fully in their physical and creative selves. I’m looking forward to returning to Open Space for a series of workshops. Although I’m originally from Portland I currently live in Europe and welcome opportunities like this to connect with local dancers. My classes draw inspiration from many sources including my performance experiences, improvisation tools, and over a decade of teaching Gaga. I enjoy encouraging dancers to dive deeper into their ability to juggle multiple physical, sensorial, and creative tasks. We will practice listening to where we are at in the present moment, observe and perhaps challenge our movement habits, and get playful with trying new ones on. Happy to bring in the summer with mood boosting moves! Open to all experience levels (no dance experience required) 13+ //LIMTED SPOTS// Dress Code -No Black Soled Shoes -Athletic wear -Socks or bare feet

  • Duration Varies
  • 20 US dollars
  • Platform @ Oregon Contemporary

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact us within 18 hours of the start of class.


Contact Details

  • Open Space, North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR, USA

    (503) 966-0330

    hello@openspace.dance


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