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Nadar Rosano at ARC Pasadena

ArtBark and the Future Traditions Foundation are EXTREMELY excited to be establishing a collaborative relationship with John Pennington Dance Group and their space ARC Pasadena.   PDG/ARC are co-sponsoring our L.A. Master Class with Nadar Rosano.

July 22nd
11:00 am
by donation - no one will be turned away for lack of funds
ARC Pasadena
ARC Pasadena is located at 1158 East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, California  91106.
Entrance to ARC Pasadena is behind the facility.
Parking is located behind the building or on adjacent streets. 
The closest cross street is Michigan Avenue. 
ARC Pasadena is a six-block walk from the Metro Gold Line-Lake Avenue stop. 


Nadar Rosano is a dancer, independent choreographer & Production Manager for the "Machol shalem" dance House.  He presently lives in Israel.

Since 2005 he has been completed many different projects in the field of physical theatre & dance. His work has been presented in Spain, Lithuania, Israel, Korea, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Holland, Bulgaria and Serbia.

 As an award winning dancer Nadar received second prize in the 21st International Dance Competition for Choreography in Hanover, Germany & second prize at the International Dance Competition in Dusseldorf Germany.  In the International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures in Belgrade, Serbia he received an honorable mention.  Nadar was described as having "…deep and fascinating movement ..." Additionally, he advanced to the finals in the No Ballet dance competition in Ludwigshafen.

In 2010-11 Nadar received special grants from the Danish Art Foundation and the Ballet Master Albert Gaubier's Foundation for support and development of her work.  He also received a DV-8 grant for choreography.   

In 2011 Nadar danced for the Deutsche Oper, in Berlin.  He was invited to both the No ballet 2011 competition and 16MASDANZA 2011.  16MASDANZA 2011 is the international contemporary dance festival of the Canary Islands, Spain.

Nadar has been invited to present his latest work off-line at the Zurich Dance Festival in March 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland.  Invitations have also been extended to the LUCKY TRIMMER dance festival in Berlin, Germany in May of 2013 and Poznan International Dance Festival in August 2013 in Poland.

As an educator Nadar is presently teaching release technique workshops and contemporary dance in Israel, Spain, Lithuania, Portugal, Germany and Poland.

MASTER CLASS: 1 1/2 hours

Nadar's Master Class is based on release technique.  It emphasizes the flow of movement, spatial awareness, expands a dancers physical capabilities and also serves to strengthen the dancer’s body.

During the class we will experience our bodies feeling state, emotions, senses and harness the potential within these elements.   Other ideas integrated into the class are that of listening, expanding dynamic range, and gaining belief and confidence in oneself. 

The class begins on the ground with an exercise that combines release  technique with floor work.  It facilitates discovering the connections between the feet, the pelvis and the apex.  We will also incorporate yoga with the intent to improve balance, elasticity, and awaken our breathing system.  


Stand and Search

Standing and searching in space for the physical connections from the feet to the head, and the ability to release and collapse through the use of body edge release and breath.

Movement & Dynamic Range

We will search for and discover an easeful way of moving through space with an intent that integrates power with lightness with a keen awareness of the surrounding space. 

Body Extremities

We will use the extremities of the body to create a motion initiated from “outside in” and “inside out.”  This type of work allows the body to be fully present in a dynamic soft yet strong way.


Towards the final phase of the class we will learn a movement combination that deals with the main subject of the class: an emphasis on musicality, release, and the joy of movement.  Together we will try to reach to tap into what already exists within us that some may not have previously had access to and realize the great potential that exists within us as movers. 


WORKSHOP: 3-4 hours

The workshop is based on Release Technique, which emphasis the flow movement in order to strengthen dancer's body, develop awareness to the space around us and the endless physical abilities of the body.

During the class we will experience our body as a whole which includes emotions, senses, desires, imagination, instinct and freedom. We will be inspired from images that will lead us into a deep and multiple layers of essence.

We will feel our body charged and loaded but the external dynamic changes its tempo from slowness to rapidness from weakness to outburst.

It is very important for me that the students will feel excited and comfort during the workshop, and in the assistance of the supported and intriguing environment to develop a deep and fun contact physicality work. The work with a partner enables the dancer to open his mind to new abilities of dance and to a deeper sensitivity towards the outer and inner world.

The lessons are based on extensive knowledge of Yoga technique and from my experience in contemporary dance.

How is the workshop different than the class?  

The first part of the workshop is the same as the class. The second part of the workshop is personal improvisation through images and emotional states in order to search for movement material engaging the student's imagination.   The last part of the workshop is working in couples and trios, through the personal work(the improvisation.) We will look and try to build a short "section" while searching for contact-connection between the people. It can be a movement contact or emotional connection.









Machol Shalem Dance Festival in Jerusalem


Nigel Charnock (DV-8 founder) - "One Dixon Road"