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Addo Platform Summer Intensive

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre | Vancouver, Canada 677 Davie Street V6B 2G6 Canada (map)

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Addo Platform is bringing to Canada, a dance workshop in the Summer of 2018, hosted at the beautiful space of Scotiabank Dance Centre, in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. 

This workshop is in collaboration with Gaga People, Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, AM Arts and Alvin Collantes Photography. Addo Platform has designed a dance Summer Intensive for pre professional dancers and dance professionals who are eager to expand their knowledge on the different international and national dance practices. By spreading these different movement languages we intend to dynamize the community, bringing focus to the exciting city of Vancouver BC. 

The workshop consists of a two-week programme that connects dancers with emerging and leading choreographers from around the world. We are excited and happy to present:

The 2018 Faculty Classes for Addo Platform

Guy Shomroni, will be leading Gaga/dancers classes throughout the first week of the workshop and 2 different works of repertory choreographed by Ohad Naharin, one of the worlds preeminent contemporary choreographers. We are honoured and excited to be the first open workshop in Vancouver, Canada that is open the public to participate in exploring the renowned choreographers movement language, as well as delving into the repertoire that has stunned audiences around the world. This class gives dancers an opportunity to learn excerpts of Ohad Naharin’s choreographic works and to apply their training in Gaga to the repertory. Guy will also be leading open Gaga/people classes during the first week, in the evenings, following the completion of the workshop day.

Shay Kuebler, will be providing repertoire and his own movement technique derived from one of Vancouver, Canada's leading companies Shay Kuebler Radical System Art. We are privileged to have such an amazing artist sharing insight and knowledge on his own companies work. To have a choreographer who is in such demand by the dance scene, a part of this workshop, will be quite an experience to remember. Shay Kuebler is constantly seeking inspiration from dancers and looking out for new dancers to work with in future projects.

Amy Morrow, will be leading Gaga/dancers classes throughout the second week of the intensive, as well as bringing the TBX [Toolbox Series] which uniquely crafts each session for artists and participants to further their mission as artist/citizens. These sessions will be in collaboration with Nicolas Ventura. Amy Morrow will also be leading open Gaga/people classes, during the second week on the intensive, following the completion of the workshop day.

Choreographic Creation ProcessGuy Shomroni will also be developing creative sessions of his own work with Yasmin Mahmoud by delving in exploring movement and choreographic tools. This will be a thrilling day where dancers are provided the experience of working with a choreographer/choreographers on an intimate level - given feedback - and provided insight on the artists tools in creating. Through-out the day a photographer and professional cinematographer will be on location, documenting the collaborative process with the choreographers and dancers. Selected photos and film are to be provided to the dancers for personal use by Addo Platform following the completion of the workshop.

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Guy Shomroni

Guy Shomroni - providing Ohad Naharin Movement Repertoire & Gaga Classes

Guy began dancing with the Batsheva Ensemble in 2001 and joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 2004, where he worked with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Yasmeen Godder. He also created ten original short pieces for Batsheva’s annual Dancers Create evening.  In 2013 he served as Ohad Naharin’s assistant for the creation process of The Hole and in 2015 for the creation of Last Work. In 2015 Guy again served as assistant to Ohad Naharin, setting his work Minus 16 on the Nürnberg Ballet and Ballet Zurich. 

Since leaving Batsheva in 2012, Guy and his long-time colleague Yaniv Avraham, also a former Batsheva dancer, have collaborated to create several dance works such as Kuntz (2014), Vellum (2014), Dadaloop (2016), Kumzits (2017) and Second Home (2017).  

Guy has been teaching Gaga internationally since 2002.


Shay Kuebler 

Shay Kuebler - providing Shay Kuebler Radical System Art Techniques and Repertoire

Shay began his artistic development at the age of 5 with dramatic arts at Stage Polaris Theatre Academy, and with martial arts in Shito-Ryu Karate. His early artistic growth would lead to dance and a versatile background in Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary and Ballet. He continues to develop and further his artistic practice through travel and intensive study, which has included study in music, theatre, dance and martial arts in Brazil, Japan and China. 

He most recently performed in “Polaris” with Kidd Pivot, in association Sadler’s Wells and NYU, and is currently touring “Monumental” with The Holy Body Tattoo and God Speed! You Black Emperor.

He has choreographed and directed works for CitieBallet, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Moment Factory and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. He was co-founder of The 605 Collective, and as the founder and Artistic Director of Shay Kuebler Radical System Art, Shay has produced and directed three full-evening works Karoshi, Glory and Telemetry and will be premiering a new full-evening solo performance work “Feasting on Famine” in the fall of 2017.

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Amy Morrow

Amy Morrow - Providing Toolbox Sessions & Gaga Classes

Amy Morrow is a teacher, choreographer, consultant & founder of The Theorists based in Austin, TX. Certified by Ohad Naharin in the inaugural teacher training program, Morrow travels internationally offering Gaga & Toolbox workshops. She teaches Ballet, Improvisation, and Gaga at the University of Texas. In 2013, Morrow launched the TBX [ Toolbox Series ] and hosted 20+ international workshops and collaborations in Austin including CounterTechnique® (Kira Blazek), Gaga (Batsheva Dance Company Members), Multi-Media (Jason Akira Somma), Repertoire (Black Grace) and performance development (Deborah Hay).

Morrow has received accolades and awards for her teaching and choreography including Best Dancer Award by Austin Critics Table. Her teaching invitations include Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance, Arts Umbrella, Addo Platform, American College Dance Festival Association, Alabama Dance Festival, National Dance Institute, The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, New Dialect, Vassar College, SMU, TCU, TWU, the UMCP, UH, UNM, UC Boulder & Emory among others.


Nicolas Ventura

Nicolas Ventura - Toolbox Sessions alongside Amy Morrows (TBC)

Nicolas is a dancer, teacher and co-founder of Addo Platform. He began his artistic development with tap, hip hop, acting and gymnastics across Canada. This then inspired him to pursue contemporary and ballet training with Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (United Kingdom). His professional career began during his third year of studies, by joining Idan Sharabi and Dancers (Israel), where he assisted Idan for a creation at the Artez University, in Holland; following on to performing multiple works in Israel, Italy, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the United States. 

Following his graduation from Rambert School, Nicolas joined Batsheva | The Young Ensemble in 2017.

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Alvin Collantes

Alvin Collantes (TBC)

Alvin Collantes is a dance artist, movement mentor, photographer, event producer based in Toronto, Ontario. He studied at Western University finishing a degree in Finance & Administration. He is a 2017 recipient of Ontario Arts Council's Skills & Careers Development Grant for Artists of Colour and Canada Council for the Arts' Career Development Grant to support his current studies in Gaga: Ohad Naharin's Movement Language in Tel Aviv, Israel.


Yasmin Mahmoud

Yasmin Mahmoud - providing a Choreographic Creation process alongside Guy Shomroni

Yasmin Mahmoud was born in 1993 in Miami, Florida. She studied dance at New World School of the Arts High School, Florida State University, SUNY Purchase, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She danced for LeeSaar the Company in New York, and Ate9 Dance Company in Los Angeles before joining Batsheva - The Young Ensemble as an apprentice in 2017.


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Addo Platform 2017 Summer Intensive

We have limited space in our course, and we will be selecting dancers based on their application materials. Please apply as soon as possible to secure your spot. Note that the amount stated below is in Canadian Dollars, so please make your own proper conversion.

To Apply

1) Pay the non-refundable $20 (CAD) application fee through PayPal by clicking the Pay Now Button below: 

2) Fill out the online application form, answering all required questions including a video link. 

3) Send your CV/Resume including headshot in a single e-mail with the subject line Addo Platform 2018 Application to - CV in English, and in .doc, pages, or .pdf formats only.  Use your full name as the name of the file. 

We will contact you within one week of receiving your complete application (including the application fee) to notify you whether or not you are accepted to our intensive in Vancouver, Canada. We will not consider any incomplete applications.

Payment Procedures:
We have provided an rough estimate in other currencies for you, but please know that the currency that Addo Platform is basing their payment, will be in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
Upon acceptance, you will be required to follow one of the options provided: 

  • Pay a non-refundable $100 CAD ( 67€ Euros, $80 USD, £59 Pounds), deposit to secure your spot (Via Pay Pal). This deposit must be paid within a week of your acceptance; if the deposit is not received within this time frame, your spot will be considered available for another dancer. 
    The remaining balance of the workshop fee $1100 CAD ( 740€ Euros,$883 USD, £652 Pounds) will be due two weeks upon submitting your deposit.  Further instructions for paying this balance will be sent once the deposit is received. If the balance is not paid by the deadline, your spot will no longer be secured and may be offered to another dancer.
  • (*Recommended*) Pay the full balance of $1200 CAD ( 808€ Euros, $963 USD, £887 Pounds) to secure your spot (Via Pay Pal). This payment must be made within a week of your acceptance; if the deposit is not received within this time frame, your spot will be considered available for another dancer. Please read the cancellation policy below

Note that we will be providing scholarships for this event

The Addo Scholarship will be provided to 5 internationally based artistswho are currently studying or in the army, to financially support their artistic development. The Full Tuition would stand as $800 CAD rather than the original $1200 CAD. In order to apply for the Scholarship Application, a $100 CAD deposit to secure your spot must be made. Following the review, Addo Platform will provide you with a link to make your final payment of either $700 CAD or $1100 CAD if not accepted.
If you are interested in applying for the Addo Scholarship, please begin by paying the $20 CAD application fee to begin your application, and then email to go the Scholarship Application route.


All taxes are already included in pricing


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations between January 1st and June 1st:

  • If we can find someone to fill your spot, you will receive a full refund of the tuition fee, minus the deposit & application fee ($120 CAD).  
  • If unable to find a replacement, there will only be a tuition fee refund of 50%, minus the deposit & application fee.

Cancellations after June 1st:

  • Non-refundable.

For any change of plans, we ask that you notify us of your cancellation as soon as possible.

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