POP-UP! Move Through w/ Olivia Ancona

Service Description

MOVE THROUGH: This open improv class aims to bring the pleasure of movement to everyone. Olivia’s classes draw from over a decade of teaching gaga, research/workshops, and repertoire internationally for a variety of trained movers and dance enthusiasts. We dance to learn what the body is capable of and appreciate how that can make us feel-new, empowered, and alive. Each class is structured to ease you into a comfortable physical space, ultimately building to a more visceral experience, allowing movers to fully inhabit their bodies in undiscovered ways. Class is continuously guided, designed to keep you engaged, while connecting to yourself and those around you. No previous training required. All are welcome 16 and up. 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, and Staatsballet Berlin. Olivia has taught gaga, improvisation, and research/repertoire workshops for over thirty-five institutions internationally. She also sets Sharon Eyal’s works on companies throughout Europe. Most recently she joined Alan Lucien Øyen’s dance theater hybrid, Winter Guests for the productions of ‘Story, story, die’ and ‘The American Moth’, as well as assisting him on his latest creation for NDT1 ‘Tell your mom you love your skin’.

  • 10 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