Training for Dancers
Born in Haifa, Israel, Oren studied music from an early age, following further dance and art education at the “Reut Junior High School Haifa”, and later on in “Wizo High School of the Arts”, dance department, graduating with honours. He had additional ballet education with R.A.D, at the “Haifa Ballet Studio” with Liora Bing Heidecker. Oren has won the “Sharet Foundation America Israel” scholarship and the I.D.F. “Excellent Dancer” title, joining the “Bat-Dor” dance company Tel Aviv, where he danced for 4 years. In 2006, he has moved to Berlin and since then has worked with different projects and companies such as Nürnberg Staatstheater, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Zeynep Tanbay Dance Project Istanbul, Cyprus National Theater, International Dance Theatre Amsterdam, Ballett Magdeburg, Ismael Ivo, Tamas Moricz, “In vitro“ music theatre Antwerpen and more. As a choreographer, Oren has presented his work at La Biennale Di Venezia 2012, Barnes Crossing Festival Köln, Maxim Gorki Studio R Berlin, Tischlerei der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Radialsystem Berlin and Philharmonie Luxembourg. Additionally to his teaching and creating, he completed a Masters Degree at the Palucca University of Dance, in Dresden and is currently ballet master and rehearsal director of Kamea Dance Company, Israel.
The class “Ballet for the Contemporary Dancer” is based on the traditional ballet class. Structure and principals are adjusted and adapted in order to enhance performance and agility. The class aims to use the full body potential of each participant, with special attention to correct alignment and body posture. The class starts with warm up exercises combining stretching in neutral body positions, to prepare slowly the joints to the ouverte positions of the ballet technique. The class follows up with dynamic barre work combined with active upper body work. Curves and spirals help one to move more smoothly between the positions and loosen up unnecessary tension. Shift of weight, coordination and musicality will be explored in the center work, engaging a strong core and active mind, leading up to a series of jumping combinations that fill the space.