ABOUT HAGIT YAKIRA DANCE:
Hagit Yakira trained at the Music and Dance Academy in Jerusalem, Israel. She gained further training as a Dance Movement Therapist in 2004 before relocating to London where she completed a MA in European Theatre Dance a year later at Trinity Laban.
In 2007 she set up her dance company developing her personal movement language. At the same time she has been performing and choreographing for other companies and dance institutions, as well as teaching and leading performance projects and workshops for both professional dancers and the community. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Choreography at Trinity Laban, researching the notion of choreographing autobiographies.
Since 2007, the company has created and toured seven works gaining critical acclaim from audiences, press and the dance community. It received second prize in the Burgos New York Choreography Competition in 2007 for its first piece Somewhere between a self and another received, and the first prize in the Kajaani Choreography Competition in 2009 for Oh Baby.
Tuesday 31st January – stag@leeds, Leeds 19.30
Thursday 2nd March –Circomedia, Bristol 19.30
In addition to her work as a choreographer, Hagit is recognised by her peers, company and students as an extraordinary and inspirational teacher. Her classes and workshops are in high demand and over-subscribed throughout the UK and Europe. She teaches across Europe (ImPulsTanz, Vienna, UK, Hungary, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Italy and more) and regularly at The Place and Trinity Laban where she has been guest choreographer since 2011. In 2014 she was invited to teach and choreograph as part of a programme with the Stavanger University in Norway.
Hagit’s aim is to explore the breadth of the human experience through movement whilst developing her unique style combining humour and drama with unparalleled empathy. Be it for her company and teaching work or her personal research, Hagit’s approach is based on autobiography and emotions.
Hagit Yakira Choreographer
Sophie Arstall Dancer
Fernando Belsara Dancer
Stephen Moynihan Dancer
Verena Schneider Dancer
Elizabeth Barker Costumes
Bettina John Costumes
Sabio Janiak Music
Michael Mannion Light Design
Lou Cope Dramaturge
Sarah Shead, Spin Arts Producer
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Print design Rita Chowdhury