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                          2017

             We've had a pretty shocking year...

           Lets hope for a Peaceful one to come!

 

 

October

30st sep & 1st October 13h-19h- El mundo reflejado en una gota de agua - Taller de creación de solos

The world reflected in a drop of water- Self portraite in solo performance making

Escuela Internacional del Gesto, Madrid

'Como performers nuestro ser es nuestra herramienta de expresión y como tal es una herramienta considerablemente compleja y rica'.

Al final del taller cada participante contará con la semilla de una pieza en solitario que poder desarrollar.

Precio de inscripción:
+ antes del 10 de Septiembre: 85€
+ a partir del 11 de Septiembre: 100€

Para más información y reservas: gutderby@gmail.com
More info HERE

 

7th & 8th 11am-17h -Workshop in Barcelona- A Ship of Fools- La Nave de los Locos​​

Espai AiR (Barcelona Poble Sec)

Y un día mirando hacía adentro
Ví en el espacio entre el vientre y el pecho
una pequeña nave desde la cual mis locos interiores llevaban mi vida....

Otra oportunidad imperdible de trabajar con la aclamada artista de teatro físico YAEL KARAVAN

Precio early bird (hasta 24 septiembre): €70  Reservas: info@voxdansa.com

Mais info Aqui

 

International season of Physical theatre Workshops
in October and November at Evolution Arts, Brighton.

Sat 14th & Sun 15th Oct 11am- 5pm -The Clown and the Comic Feeling workshop with Ricardo Puccetti (Today considered an international reference in the art of clowning)
LUME Teatro | www.lumeteatro.com.br

Sat 07 & Sun 08 Oct 11am-5pm -Dance Yourself Stupid with Dorothy Max Prior

Sat 4th & Sun 5th Nov 11am-5pm - The world reflected in a drop of water- Self portraite in solo performance making with Yael Karavan

Sat 18th & Sun 19th Nov 11am- 5pm- From Energy to Action with Naomi Silman

More info an Bookings- HERE

 

September

9th and 10th 11am-5pm- Butoh Workshop with Yael at Evolution Arts Brighton.

More info HERE

23rd and 24th - The Secret Life of Objects -in Lisbon - Workshop in Collaboration with Naomi Silman from Lume teatro, Brazil. More info HERE Registration with Miriam Freitas at- miroska.souza@gmail.com

Oficina- A VIDA SECRETA DOS OBJETOS – em Lisboa

Atrizes premiadas Naomi  Silman (Lume Teatro- Brazil) e Yael Karavan (Karavan Ensemble-UK) propõem um mergulho no universo dos objetos unindo práticas e experiências distintas e complementares.

23/09 e 24/09 de 11 às 17hs

Espaco- Palácio Pancas Palha Travessa do Recolhimento Lázaro Leitão, Nº 1, 1º  - Santa Apolónia|Lisboa

Valor 60 euros ate o 17 de Setembro 70 euros acima dessa data

contato: Miriam Freitas   miroska.souza@gmail.com

 

26th and 27th - PUPIK- Fugue in 2 in Lisbon- Duet with Naomi Silman from LUME teatro, Brazil.

PUPIK – Fuga em 2
Um espectáculo de Naomi Silman (LUME Teatro/Brasil) e Yael Karavan (The Karavan Ensemble/UK).

26 e 27 Setembro | 21h30 | Teatro | 75min Duração. Teatro Ibérico (Rua de Xabregas, nº54 Lisboa)

Bilhete Normal: 10€ Bilhete com Desconto (Estudantes; +65 Anos; Profissionais de Espectáculo) 5€

O espectáculo é fruto de uma colaboração internacional entre duas atrizes das companhias Lume Teatro (Brasil) e the Karavan Ensemble (Inglaterra). Juntas, elas contam a história do encontro e da amizade entre duas mulheres com trajetórias similares. Descendentes de refugiados e imigrantes, elas vivem uma vida fragmentada, composta de identidades, culturas e línguas diversas. "Pupik" - que significa "umbigo" em hebraico - busca desenterrar o que nos liga, apesar das diferenças. MAIS INFO AQUI

 

August

Sat 5th & Sun 6th - OFICINA DE CRIAÇÃO DE SOLOS ARTÍSTICOS em San Poulo Link- HERE
(Ao final dessa oficina, cada participante terá o início de um solo pessoal para desenvolver)
MAIS INFOS: oficinayaelkaravan@hotmail.com  

photo by Dave Toolan, Styling - Aliki Lempidaki, art work - Sans, Jim Sanders.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th - PUPIK in Sao Paulo, SESC Pinheros, More info soon

photo by Marina Wang

Sat 12 & Sun 13th- Oficina - A Vida Secreta dos Objetos em Rio de Janeiro Mais Infos- HERE

photo by Marina Wang

July

Sat & Sun 8&9th 11am-5pm Butoh Workshop at Roundabout Lisbon                            ROUNDABOUT.LX  +351 922 265 008, Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b, 1170-095  Lisboa     www.roundaboutlx.wordpress.com    

Register and more info on- contact.roundabout@gmail.com                Link to facebook event HERE

 

Sat 15 & Sun 16th 11-17h Butoh Workshop / Oficina de Butoh in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, More info HERE

Sat 29 & Sun 30th 14h-19h Butoh Workshop / oficina de Butoh in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Link- HERE

Local: Espaço ConeCsoma - Rua Cardeal Arcoverde, 119 - Pinheiros, SP (próximo ao metrô Clínicas)

MAIS INFOS: oficinayaelkaravan@hotmail.com

22nd - PUPIK - Fugue in 2, in jundiai Sao Paolo, Brazil. More info HERE

photo by Mariana Rotilli

May

 

Sun 21 May 2017 19:30 – 20:10 UK TIME

ZOOMSOLO1 An online live solo performance festival

I'll be performing a short solo part of ZOOMSOLO1.
The Festival is the first to celebrate a new stage for the performing arts!
You can attend the festival from the comfort of your own home or environment wherever you are in the world. All you need to do is download Zoom.us to your device and make sure you have an Internet connection.
Once you buy your ticket, you will receive a link + a password so you can join the festival!
Only 40 spectators from all over the world can enjoy this fun festival, where leading performers will present a 4-5 minutes solo show.
You are also welcome to a live conference following the performances.

Artists include- Nelly Lewis, Yael Karavan, Josephine Grundy, Michal Gil and more...
​Pictures and videos of the festival will be sent to all participants!
Please make sure to send your ticket confirmation via email to zoomsolo1@gmail.com so you can receive the link to the event!

BOOK- HERE

 

24th - 11am-1pm 'The Body Speaks' Workshop in the Cloud.

25th May at 8pm Living Threads- A new solo compilation, at Cloud Festival, Tirana, Albania.



This fascinating structure called the Cloud was created by Sou Fujimoto for the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2013, in London. It was then transported to Tirana in Albania last year. Cloud is a performing arts festival within the Cloud structure this coming May.

Living Threads is a dance theatre performance compilation,
Created and performed by Yael Karavan
Inspired by and adapted to the unique poetic structure of ‘the cloud’,

'I have threaded a few pieces together, like fragments, striving for the unity of diversity.
I imagine the cloud traveling across time and space where past and future become one continuous present.'

Music by Carl Beukman, Tomoko, Tim Harbridge and a local guest live musician.

more info about The Reja/Cloud festival- HERE

 

Sat 27th & Sun 28th May 11-17h Butoh Workshop at Evolution Arts.

"My dance is far removed from conventions and techniques, it is the unveiling of the inner life... Again and again we are reborn. It is not enough simply to be born of the mother's womb. Many births are necessary. Be reborn always and everywhere. Again and again." Tatsumi Hijikata

Butoh is a dance, philosophy and method created in Japan by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. It is born from within and connects the individual essence with nature, the universe, and the cycles of life and death. This workshop will work on the elements of metamorphosis, presence, readiness, contrast, dance through images and tension between opposites. Yael shares 20 years of experience working with masters like Kazuo Ohno, Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka and Hijikata's widow- Motofuji San, among others.

More info HERE

 

Tue 30 May 2017 8pm Jo Tremarco - Dying on My Feet (Work in Progress) at Liverpool's Physical Fest


I have the pleasure to direct Joanne in her 2nd faze of development of this moving piece of work.

Imagine you have 2 bodies. One you move in every day and one you move in when you dream. Where does the dream body go after death?

Tremarco returns to Physical Fest, after being awarded last year’s bursary, to take a closer look at 'death' the elephant in the 'living' room. Drawing on end of life conversations with her mother, training as a death doula and adventures as a Lucid Dreamer to invent a comic-tragic odyssey of the soul.

Supported by Arts Council England.

MORE INFO AND BOOKING - HERE

 

April

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd- 'The Secret Life of Objects' Workshop in Barcelona.

                                                                            

La Vida Secreta de los Objetos Taller intensivo con Yael Karavan

sábado 1 y domingo 2 de abril 11.00-17.00 em Barcelona


Un bebé tarda años en empezar a identificar las cosas, en aprender que cada objeto tiene una función y un nombre. Como adultos, podemos romper estas reglas y descubrir el objeto más allá de su funcionalidad, escuchar el mundo y darnos cuenta que todo tiene vida. Y de repente la vida se vuelve mucho más misteriosa, lúdica e interesante...
Abierto a actores, bailarines, artistas y cualquiera persona que está interesada en desarollar su creatividad, este taller ofrece una inmersión en el universo de los objetos y los materiales, uniendo prácticas y experiencias a la vez distintas y complementarias. Yael se nutre de su experiencia extensa del teatro físico y visual, del butoh, de la danza y del mimo, para investigar cómo podemos relacionarnos de manera creativa con los materiales, los objetos y el espacio, cómo escucharlos, explorarlos como acompañantes y catalistas de personajes y estados físicos, cómo transformarlos y dejarnos transformar por ellos. 

Precio early bird (hasta 26 marzo): €70 
Reservas: info@voxdansa.com

More info HERE

 

Butoh Workshops in Portugal - 4 & 5 April in Porto 8 & 9 April in Lisbon

04 e 05.04 - 14h às 19h                                                    08 e 09.04- 11h as 17h
Sala de Exposições Maus Hábitos                                      ROUNDABOUT.LX  +351 922 265 008
R. de Passos Manuel 178, 4º Piso, 4000-382 Porto        Rua Cidade de Cardiff 54b, 1170-095 Lisboa
http://sacoazul.maushabitos.com/                                   www.roundaboutlx.wordpress.com

Butoh é uma dança, uma filosofia e um método que foi criado no Japão por Tatsumi Hijikata e Kazuo Ohno. Nasce de dentro e conecta a essência individual com a natureza, universo e os ciclos da vida e da morte. Este workshop trabalhará os elementos da metamorfose, presença, prontidão, contraste, a dança através de imagens e tensão entre opostos. Yael Karavan tem já 20 anos de experiencia e trabalhou com mestres como Kazuo Ohno, Tadashi Endo, Yumiko Yoshioka e a esposa de Hijikata Motofuji San entre outros.
Preço: 60€ / 50€ para inscrições até 31.03

em Lisboa- contact.roundabout@gmail.com 
em Porto- e.karavan@gmail.com


 

Thursday 20th 8pm at the Rose Hill- I'll be Hosting the 1st Club Europ Express

 

 

 

Sat 29th & Sun 30th April 11am -5pm -

The Secret Life of Objects Workshop at Evolution Arts, Brighton 

                                                                             photo by Marina Wang

It takes years for a baby to start identifying things, to learn that every object has a function and a name. As adults, we can break these rules and discover the object beyond its functionality, listen to the world and realize that everything is alive. And suddenly life becomes much more mysterious, playful and interesting... 

Open for actors, Dancers, Performers, artists and/or anyone who would like to develop their creativity this workshop offers an immersion into the universe of objects and materials uniting distinct and complementary practices and experiences. Yael draws on her vast experience of physical and visual theatre, Butoh, Dance and mime in order to explore how to creatively relate to material, objects and space, how to listen to them, explore them as partners, and instigators of characters and physical states, how to transform them and allow ourselves to be transformed by them. 

More info HERE

 

February

Sat 18th 15-24h - LOVE ACTION at the Latest Music Bar.

I'll be performing 'Future Proofed' part of this Loving Charity event. COME!

More info- HERE

 

Sat 25th & Sun 26th 11-4pm Creative Land workshop – Lighting the Winding Path @ Evolution Arts, Brighton. A unique opportunity to work with Brazilian performers Marcos Rangel and Rodrigo Carinhana.

open to creative people with or without previous experience

More info and booking HERE

 

January

Sat 28th & Sun 29th 11-4pm Butoh workshop with Yael Karavan at Evolution Arts, Brighton.

"My dance is far removed from conventions and techniques, it is the unveiling of the inner life." Tatsumi Hijikata

More info and booking HERE

Mon 30th Feb- Tue 7th FebPerforming as part of '4017 Enacted' created by 'Common Initiative' part of 'Collecting Europe' a Goethe institute initiative at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. More info HERE

Video Link HERE

 

 

2016

It has arrived!

 

November


Domingo 27 das 6pm Do Liminar #5 – Ciclo de performance na Zaratan, Lisboa.

'I was dead, then alive'
5 short dance performance tracks by Yael Karavan.


Entrada livre para sócios (quota anual 3 euros) / Free entry for members (annual membership 3 euros)

No dia 27 de Novembro apresentamos o quinto episódio do Ciclo Do Liminar, uma plataforma para objectos experimentais no campo da performance como linguagem e prática alargadas. Acontece, uma vez por mês, na Zaratan – Arte Contemporânea, em Lisboa, numa curadoria conjunta com Bruno Humberto.

 

Sabado 26 Nov 11am-5pm e Domingo 27 11am-3pm- Oficina de Butoh Com Yael Karavan em Lisboa @Roundabout.lx - Rua Cidade de Cardiff n 54B, 1170- 095 Lisbon, Portugal.

“Constantemente renascemos. E não será suficiente simplesmente sair do útero materno. Precisamos de muitos nascimentos. Renascer sempre e em todos os lugares Constantemente.” Tatsumi Hijikata

"My dance is far removed from conventions and techniques, it is the unveiling of the inner life." Tatsumi Hijikata

50euros ate dia 22 Nov, 60 euros depois, mais informações e inscrições através do email: contact.roundabout@gmail.com

 

Monday 14th 8.30pm at the Rialto, Brighton, part of the Bleeding Hearts Club

'I was dead, then alive'
5 short dance performance tracks by Yael Karavan.
I am now exploring the creation of short pieces, like tracks on an album. Little physical poems, reflections and thoughts.
1-Future proofed
2-?
3-What a wonderful world
4-Our place is this
5-The act of falling

Sunday 13 November 2pm-5pm - Butoh Workshop with Yael Karavan, sharing nearly 20 years of experience working with the Original Butoh Masters in Japan.


Butoh (dance of transformation) is an avant-garde dance philosophy/method created in Japan at the end of the 1950s. The workshop will explore the main elements of Butoh, including metamorphoses, dance through imagery, presence, alignment, awareness and the tension between opposites. The aim is to free the body from its mundane pre-conceived set of gestures in order to access a deeper and more authentic essence of movement and archetypal expression. Yael has been a Butoh practitioner for nearly 20 years and has trained with numerous Butoh masters in Japan.

Suitable for complete beginners and those with experience in dance, movement, somatic disciplines or performing arts.

Cost: £23/£21 concession BOOK HERE

 

'A rehearsal about AMARO'- Don't miss this wonderful solo performance until the 21st of November, every monday and wednesday at CCBB, Rio De Janeiro.

 

October

7th & 9th -Pupik- at the Feteag International Festival, Caruaru and Recife, Brazil, more info HERE

photo by Arthur Amaral

 

11, 12 e 13 de outubro Oficina de Butoh Com Yael Karavan em Recife.

“Constantemente renascemos. E não será suficiente simplesmente sair do útero materno. Precisamos de muitos nascimentos. Renascer sempre e em todos os lugares. Constantemente.”
Tatsumi Hijikata
Horário: 14 às 18h
Onde: Espaço Compassos Cia de Dança (Rua da Moeda, 93, Recife Antigo)
Investimento: R$180,00
Informações e inscrições: liacota@gmail.com
Produção: DIG/ Pollyanna Monteiro (99539- 9426 tim)

 

15th & 16th- BUTOH workshop, Rio De Janeiro more info HERE-

Investimento: R$170 para pagtos até dia 05/10
+Info: nataschafalcao@gmail.com

25th- In- Between @FACE theatre festival, Bauru, Sao Paolo

26th- Pupik @FACE theatre festival, Bauru, Sao Paolo

29th & 30th- Workshop at Evolution Arts, Brighton- 'A Ship of Fools' more info and bookings HERE

 

September

2nd- 'Amaro' - final presentation of work in progress @Laurinda - Rio

Solo performance by Eduardo Rios directed by Yael Karavan.

11th-17th September as part of FESTEM, theatre festival- Matao, Brazil- Link to festival HERE

11th- Pupik- Fugue in 2- duet with Naomi Silman from Lume Teatro

photo by Marieanna Rotili

13th- Premier of ' Um ensaio por Amaro' Solo performance by Eduardo Rios directed by Yael Karavan.

13-15th- workshop- the world reflected in a drop of water

17th- In-Between- Solo by Yael Karavan.

photo by Marieanna Rotili

21st and 22nd - Pupik at Lume Teatro, Campinas 8pm.

 

August

10th- 8pm at the Latest Music bar 'Future Proofed' the video Launch of MDK (the 1st Music video i have ever directed) Whatch HERE

January

3rd-11th- Residency at Delloscompiglio for the commission of the new duet with Tanya Khabarova- Equator. The premiere will take place on 7&8 of May 2016.

March

 

9th- D-Code- Preview at the Dome studio theatre, Brighton- how Ecxiting! supported by ACE.

13th- D-Code- preview show as part of Sprint Festival at CPT, London. More info HERE

 

April

2nd- The Boy Speak Workshop in Asturias, Gijon, North of Spain.

 

10th- D-Code- Premiere! at Richmix, London. More info HERE

 

16th- 10.45- 15.30 Workshop - The World Reflected in a Drop of Water at White Heart Studios, London. More info and booking HERE.

18th-9th of May- Final creation time for Equator, the new commissioned duet with Tanya Khabarova.

 

May

7th & 8th- Equator- Premiere! at Delloscompiglio, Vorno, Italy, Part of 'Assemblaggi Provvisori' festival of performances on the theme of gender.

 

22nd - Workshop - The creative expressive body at Nelly Lewis new studios, Brighton, part of DANCE THEATRE MASTERCLASSES at the Brighton Fringe Festival.

Three dance theatre masterclasses hosted at the new Nelly Lewis Centre, Brighton Race coarse part of Brighton Fringe festival. Tease the performer in you with 15/05- Tango inspired partner work with Masha Guerina, 22/05- The creative expressive body with Yael Karavan. 29/05 -Musicality and improvisation with Tamar Daly. Open to all levels of experience, More info and booking HERE

 

20th, 21th, 22th- 6.30pm Memories Lullaby, Part of Brighton Fringe at the Warren Studio 3.

Memories of Lullaby is a beautiful and delicate show i have been directing in the last 2 years. Taking as a starting point the memories of Saras Feijoo, having been braught up in lively and agressive Caracas, Venezuela, the show opens a window into the unbelievably harsh reality people are currently living in. It's also food for thought about how our lives can change from one day to the next, leaving citizens helpless and hopeless. The show combines story telling, live painting and physical/visual performance, it is not an easy show, but we trace it delicately with multiple layers of emotional landscapes. Recommended! and not just because i am involved! Hope to see you there.

Read a 4 stars review by the Herald HERE

28th- Workshop part of Liverpool international Physical fest. More info HERE

 

June

11th & 12th - Workshop in Barcelona! The world reflected in a drop of water - Self Portrait in solo performance making, €80 early bird by 20th of May, €100 full price. to register or for further info info@voxdansa.com

 

18th & 19th Buto workshop at Roundabout, Lisbon, Portugal.

45euros early bird and 55 euros full price more info and registration on contact.roundabout@gmail.com

 

29th- The Body Speak workshop part of an exciting initiative of Brighton Dance Network, more info HERE

 

July

1st & 2nd 11am-4pm the Body Speak workshop at Evolution Arts, Brighton- More info HERE

Somnambules and trans europa express at the Amandola Festival, Italy.

 

 

2015

 

 

November

Arts Council funding approved for the completion of D-Code with Sound artist Carl Beukman, Video Mapping artist Giles Thacker, and the fantastic Lucy Bradridge on set and costumes...

Sunday 29th of November 2- 5pm -

Free Workshop with Yael Karavan, as part of the development process of D-Code, in Brighton.

You are invited to an open workshop exploring the themes of family history, migration, roots, belonging and the concept of a home. Putting a special focus on the heritage we each carry within us from nearly 3million years of being nomads, D-code re-imagines our perceptions of origin, migration and multiculturalism, searching to decipher the different layers we carry within us biologically, physically, culturally and environmentally. The workshop will offer tools to try and re-create personal maps of our histories and trajectories. How much do we really know about where we come from?
If you are curious about your origins or have an interesting story to tell, then come and join in the workshop.

Workshops are intended for adults, but children are very welcome to join in if accompanied.

Where? - St Richards Church Hall, The Crossway, Hollingdean, BN1 7BW.

Reserve your place on- thekaravanensemble@gmail.com

 

15th - 23rd - Residency at delloscompiglio, Italy as part of the completion of D-Code + performances on 21st and 22nd in Vorno. more info HERE

 

October

The Body speaks - 2 week ends Physical theatre Workshop

led by Naomi Silman from acclaimed Lume Teatro, Brazil & Yael Karavan in Brighton.

Reflecting their unique and original styles, Karavan and Silman will be sharing 20 years of experience including elements of Physical Theatre, Butoh, Mime, Clowning and various approaches to performance and Dance, offering diverse and powerful exercises which move the participants in search of their own limits.
At the end of the workshop each participant will have a seed of a short solo piece that will be developed from the material collected during both weekends.

£150 for two weekends (£85 for one)
£135 / £75 Early birds discounts for bookings made by 7th October
more info on the Workshop page
Bookings on- info@yaelkaravan.com

 

28 & 29 October- Pupik (‘navel’ in Hebrew)- Fugue in 2
presentation of English version at the University of East London.


A few years ago Naomi Silman and I started working on the creation of a new duet and in February this year the show was premiered Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Pupik is the story of the encounter and unique life-long-distance friendship between two women from similar backgrounds, descendants of a long lineage of ancestral migrants, living a fragmented life of different identities and wandering, performed in multiple languages.

Naomi will be coming to the UK this October and we will attempt to translate our show into its English version which will be presented at the University of East London for feedback purposes.

Booking & more info info@yaelkaravan.com

Watch trailer HERE

 

September

9th -Somnambules at theatre Lux, Pisa, Italy. More info Here, Video interview HERE

12th -Somnambules with Tanya Khabarova at URGNANO Festival Bergamo, Italy. More info Here

14-22nd- 2nd residency for the creation of the new commisioned duet with Tanya Khabarova of 'Equator', as part of 'Assemblaggi Provvisori' Programme at Delloscompiglio, Vorno, Italy.

26th - Premiere of -Máquina para Ícaro performed by Cia. Cénica Ventura in Natal, Brazil,

Directed by Yael Karavan.

 

27th- Butoh workshop at Brighton Natural Health Centre, 2-5pm 20/22£ book HERE

 

August

19th Workshop, lecture and performance for Dance teachers at Lomtrask Arthouse, Lapland, Sweden.

June

Stem Migrating Arts Festival, Barcelona, Spain. For bookings and more info- stemsfestival@gmail.com

11-13 Butoh workshop with Yael Karavan - The Poetry of Being, culminating in a live performance with the participants on the 13th in the evening.

14th 'Falling' - Solo performance by Yael Karavan, an Homage to Nagasaki atomic desaster August 1945.

 

 

 

May

 

Residency at Delloscompiglio, Vorno, Italy, for a new commission with Tanya Khabarova for their 2016-17 season under the theme of gender entitled- Assemblaggi Provvisori.

 

 

 

D-Code - Solo performance by Yael Karavan in Collaboration with sound Artist Carl Beukman

Sat 9th of May 7.30pm  at Rich-Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, Shorditch/ Bethnal Green, London.


Did you know that for nearly three million years we were nomads?'

A new visual dance theatre performance questioning where we really come from.
'I recently did a DNA test in search of my ancestral origins; the results divided me into quantitative percentages of numerous geographical locations.' D-code re-imagines our concepts of origins, migration and multiculturalism, searching to decipher the multiple identities that inhabit us and to decode the inner maps within our bodies.

Created and performed by Yael Karavan in collaborators with Sound Artist Carl Beukman.

More info & booking HERE

 


 

April

 

 

March

 

25th-28th- Butoh Workshop in Natal, Brazil. 9am-13h curated by Cia. Ventura.

 

20th-22nd Pupik, Fugue in Two -a Duet with Naomi Silman and Yael Karavan at SESC, Campo Limpo, Sao Paolo.

16th -19th- 18:00-22:00 'The Secret Life of Objects' Workshop led by Yael Karavan and Naomi Silman, at SESC Campo Limpo, Sao Paolo, Brazil.

 

 

10 & 11- at 20:00 Pupik- Fuge in two - @Lume Teatro, Campinas, Sao Paolo for the 30th Anniversay of the company!

February

 

19-23- 'The World reflected in a Drop of water' workshop at Lume teatro, Brazil

as part of Terra Lume workshop festival and the 30 years celebration of Lume.

 

Thu 12th -Premiere of PUPIK- (Fugue in 2) as part of FEVERESTIVAL in Campinas - Brazil.

A new performance by Yael Karavan & Naomi Silman (Lume Teatro). Pupik is a story about a unique long distance friendship in search of an identity when you come from a long nomad lineage and in search for a definition in a multicultural, multilingual world.

Photoes byArthur Amaral and Marcello.

 

January

Pitch @ North Edinburgh Arts, Fri 30 Jan 16.15-18.00
A quarterly scratch-performance and symposium event. This month Yael Karavan delivers a presentation on her practice and her methods, followed by performances of short solo pieces developed by each of the masterclass participants.more info HERE

Monday 26 – Friday 30 January 2015
10am – 5pm daily (10am – 8pm Friday)
Edinburgh venue TBC

Conflux Free Masterclass Opportunity: YAEL KARAVAN MASTERCLASS
The World Reflected in a Drop of Water: (Self)-Portrait in Making Solo Performance

Will involve participants presenting 3-minute solo works as part of our Pitch event on the evening of Friday 30th January.
TO APPLY: Please complete the on-line application HERE

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS THURSDAY 18 DECEMBER 2014 AND WE WILL OFFER ALL PLACES BY FRIDAY 19 DECEMBER 2014.

 

2014

November

24-28th - 'The world reflected in a drop of water'- Workshop in Rio, Brazil.

 

2nd-21st- PUPIK- Final three weeks of development for the new Duet in Collaboration with Naomi Silman from Lume teatro in Campinas, Brazil + performance of work in progress on the 21st of November @Lume. The official premiere will be in Feb 2015 in Brazil.

Photos by Marcello, Arthur Amaral and Carlotta.

 

October

27-31th-'The world reflected in a drop of water'- Workshop in Recife, Brazil.

 

20-24th- 24th edition of Feteag Festival in Caruaru, Brazil.

including - The world reflected in a drop of water- Workshop and a performance of In-Between.

pictures by Jorge Farias and Paulo de Souza.

 

15-17 sep- The Secret Life of Objects - Workshop in Natal, Brazil.

 

29sep-17oct- Directing Máquina para Icaro for Cia Cenica Ventura, Natal, Brazil.

A part circus, part physical theatre performance questioning the notion of prison and freedom in our day to day life, inspired by the myth of Icarus. The performance will be outdoors in a specially built itinerant box, cage like stage and will be premiered on the 28th of March 2015.

Bergi and tauany.

 

September

9-22nd - Sisters of Hera-

A two weeks residency at the Tenuta Dello Scompiglio in Tuscany, Italy for the creation of a three parts performance at the incredible site, starting with a site specific performance in the hills and woods, followed into an apéritif and ending at a cabaret performance with live music, film, dance and performance in their theatre. More info HERE

From the search of Demeter a short film created in collaboration with Simon Wilkinson.

July


HabitUs (working title) Performance of work in progress

Saturday 19th July, 7pm @ RichMix, London part of We Share event

Featuring some of the capital’s most exciting creators, artists from the worlds of poetry, music, theatre, dance and the visual arts have collaborated to create eight new innovative and experimental works for the second We Share event.
Experience exciting new offerings that promise to stretch artistic forms and deliver radical inspirations.
more HERE

RichMix
35 - 47 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD
SHOREDITCH / BETHNAL GREEN, London


Work in progress sharing and feedback

Thursday 24th July, 4pm @the Dance Studio, Brighton

An open presentation of fragments of the work in progress will be presented to a small audience for feedback purposes. If you are interested to peep into our R&D quest please reserve in advance as places are limited on thekaravanensemble@gmail.com

The Dance Studio,
downstairs at the Samurai Center, 49 New England Street, BN1 4GQ

 

Workshop – The dance of my tongue (Part of HabitUs)
Sunday 6th July & Sunday 13 th July 2-4.30pm FREE

The Karavan Ensemble would like to invite you to join a free workshop exploring the relationship between languages, dance and the body. We will play with different elements of each language, as it each requires different muscles and has a different music, rhythm, movement, characteristic and landscape and thus transforming the body into a map. If you speak one or more languages other than English (English speakers are also welcome!) please join in. Join both or one day.

FREE, but please book with: info.clairewearn@gmail.com or 07811 116 131

St Richard's Church
The Crossway, Hollingdean, Brighton BN1 7BW

 

June

HabitUs (working title) – is an R&D for a new solo performance in collaboration with musician Carl Beukman, exploring the relationship between verbal languages, dance, sound and the body. The piece responds to our increasingly globalized, multicultural world where more and more people seem to be fragments of nationalities and places.
Thanks to the kind support of Arts Council England, this research has began with some inspiring sessions with Wendy Houstoun as mentor, Lou Cope and Dorothy Max Prior as dramaturgues.
Look up this space with some workshops and open work in progress presentations...

May

So here we go again Brighton's Festivals are taking off today into an exciting month of International performances, Fringe, Fine Art (House) and Open Houses. I am very excited to have been selected to be part of Collidescope a Brighton Festival initiative, in which a group of 7 local artists will be watching, meeting , debating and interacting with nearly 30 shows in the festival.. Wishing everybody an inspiring May.. Ready... Steady...GO!

More HERE

April

Butoh Brighton are happy to announce the 2nd Butoh Workshop with Yael Karavan
as part of their Spring season Sat 26th & Sun 27th of April 11.30am-5pm
at St Richard's church, The Crossway, Hollingdean, Brighton BN1 7BW

Photo by Socrates Mitsios

Karavan is sharing over 15 years of Butoh experience having studied and worked with Butoh masters such as Kazuo Ohno, Tadashi Endo, Carlotta Ikeda, Yumiko Yoshioka, Akiko Motofuji, Ko Morobushi, Katsura Kan and more, searching to create an elaborate method of physical training for the performer and to develop a contemporary physical language of expression bridging between east and west, dance and theatre.

for more info & registration- info@yaelkaravan.com
www.butohbrighton.blogspot.com/classes

The location is a bit less central than last time but will allow us to work outdoors as well as indoors in a quit environment and in a big spacious hall.
You can get there by bus n'50 (15mins) from Brighton station or from st. peters church and get off at William moon lodge from where it is 1 minute walk to the church hall.

 

March

A week R&D for the new solo in collaboration with musician Carl Beukman in The Hague, Holland...

 

Butoh Brighton season is back!

and will begin with a Butoh week-end Workshop led by Yael Karavan

1st& 2nd of March 11am-4.30pm

@The Marlborough Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton, BN2 1RD.

'"Again and again we are reborn. It is not enough simply to be born of the mother's womb. Many births are necessary. Be reborn always and everywhere. Again and again."
Tatsumi Hijikata .

Butoh is an avant garde dance philosophy/ method, created in Japan at the end of the 50ese by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno.
It is not a technique but rather a method and an approach to dance which stems from within us and thus connecting us to our essence, nature, the universe and the cycles of life & death.

The main elements that will be explored are metamorphoses, dance through imagery, presence, awareness and the tension between opposites. The aim is to free the body from its mundane preconceived set of gestures and movements and thus allowing us to access a deeper and more authentic essence of movement and archetypal expression.


More info and registration- info@yaelkaravan.com

Full season - HERE

 

February

 

Photo by Cyril Charlot

A new solo in Collaboration with sound artist and musician Carl Beukman exploring the relationship between Languages, movement and dance is on its way...

The new work is scheduled to be premièred this year.

 

January

Renee Ansell- 1924-2014

Renee Ansell the Brighton's Queen of Jazz & Blues has left us at the age of 90 on the 25th of January. After years of filling Brightonian's hearts with blues of the highest and most unique quality with Mike and his band. Renee was still singing at the age of 90 !! with an incredible voice and emotion. It was Amazing to see her sing and In 2010 she has performed with the Karavan Ensemble in A Ship of Fools for Brighton Fringe.

Since then we had adopted each other...
I hope you are freed from your worries and pains dear Renee and i am sure you will stay forever in our hearts. WATCH RENEE HERE

Photo by Paul Kondriz

 

ReadMe – A trio (trip) dance/ theatre, visual performance in collaboration with Russian award winning director- Yury Muravitsky and award winning dancer and performer Tanya Khabarova will begin its R&D this summer at the prestigious Meyerhold Theatre Centre in Moscow. This is an exciting co-production to be Premièred in Jan/Feb 2015.

 

Yury and Yael in Brighton...plotting...

 

 

2013

December

11th December at Lauro Rossi theatre, Macherata, Italy 14th December at the Day Off festival, Cinema Teatro Lux at 22.00 in Pisa, Italy.

November

Somnambules goes on a mini European tour 7th-15th nov residency at Kolbhalle, Cologne, Germany
+ performances on the
13th &14th at 7.30pm info only on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Kolbhalle

16th November - at crossroad festival Antwerpen, Belgium, 20.30pm more info.. http://crossroadsfestival.eu/en/groepen/somnambules.php

October

15th The Body Speaks Workshop @the Oxford Dance Forum.

More info HERE

Headcase is going on a mini U.K tour- 3rd & 4th @Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford, 7th @Canterbury Gulbekian Theatre, 12th @Prema Art Centre, Glaucster and 17th @Square Chapel, Halifax.

Please note Butoh classes are on a break at the moment more info about a possible outdoors site specific Butoh Sunday classes starting soon...

September

25th-30th- KOLBHALLE -Residency @Kolbhalle Art Space in Cologne, Germany.

presenting Fragments - 3video dance installations and live performance on 28th & 29th Sep. at this unique art space.

 

21st & 22nd A SHIP OF FOOLS Workshop in Edinburgh- more info about the content of the workshop on the workshop page on this site.

 

ButoH classes are back! 4th & 11th with Yael Karavan 7-9pm

@The Samurai Centre. 49 New England St. BN1 4GQ [under Brewers] 5mins walk from Brighton Station £10 drop in / £50 block of 6 consecutive classes *
Open to all levels of ability or experience. We will explore movement and improvisation from within. Focusing on increase our range and quality of movement, strength, flexibility and stamina, while increasing body-mind awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness.

 

August

2nd-25th- Somnambules & the 7 Deadly Sins @ SummerHall -Edinburgh Fringe!

book your tickets here- Fringe Link / SummerHall link

‘Beautiful, extraordinary – it’s a match made in heaven… an intoxicating play between these two magnetic performers.’ Total Theatre


‘a dynamic performance that blew everyone away.’ Latest 7 ****


‘Khabarova’s stagecraft borders on genius.’ The Times


‘Karavan’s physical discipline is extraordinary.’ Total Theatre


Welcome to the experiment.
Are you ready? Who's next?
Internationally renowned multiple award-winning performers Tanya Khabarova (Derevo) and Yael Karavan (Karavan Ensemble) invite you on an epic voyage into the mysteries of what we are made of. Travelling between past, present and future, this enigmatic performance transports us through archetypes, icons and life’s polarities.
Step into the laboratory for a journey of astonishing imagery, a spectacular feast for the eyes and mind.

Somnambules builds upon the long standing artistic relationship between Karavan and Khabarova. They have been collaborating for over a decade, most notably in the work of eminent physical theatre company Derevo.

Music: Calum Bowen | Light: Mike Bignell and Kristina Hjelm | Costume: Tanya Khabarova and A22 – Anat Zafrir | Photo: Mike Bignell | Graphic design: Studio Sara Popowa.

 

13,14,15th Workshop with with Karavan & Khabarova @Summerhall.

'Earth, Fire, Water, Air'. £100/£90 more info here

With elements of Dance, Butoh, Mime and Physical theatre, Karavan and Khabarova share over 20 years of experience in this workshop. Reflecting on their unique and original style, they offer diverse and powerful exercises which move the participants in search of their own limits. The workshop aims to improve the participants’ sensitivity and physical communication while deepening the relationship with ourselves as our creative source. Training with Tanya is an unforgettable experience. Her work is exceptional, transcending our perception of dance into a total experience. Yael’s workshops are deeply inspiring, giving a wide variety of approaches bridging between east and west, dance and performance.

 

July

26-29th- Somnambules & the 7 Deadly Sins, a site specific version in Radicondoli Festival, Italy

Considered to be one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany, Radicondoli is a small town not far from Sienne. Somnambules is invited to re-adapt itself in one of the towns old buildings.

 

photo by Andy Towers

Butoh Classes in Brighton!

After many requests to re-start our Butoh classes in Brighton, you are welcome to join us on our new weekly Butoh class at The Samurai Centre
every Wednesdays 7:00 - 9:00 pm with a different teacher-
Yael Karavan / Yumino Seki / Mim King / Carolina Diaz
@The Samurai Centre. 49 New England St. BN1 4GQ [under Brewers] 5mins walk from Brighton Station
£10 drop in / £50 block of 6 consecutive classes *
Open to all levels of ability or experience.
We will explore movement and improvisation from within. Focusing on increase our range and quality of movement, strength, flexibility and stamina, while increasing body-mind awareness, sensitivity and responsiveness.

 

 

14th of July in London Kingston.

June

2nd - 24th of June Somnambules & the 7 Deadly Sins in residency in Italy

Yael Karavan & Tanya Khabarova are in residency at the wonderful Tenuta Dello Scompiglio near Luca in Italy with our beloved team for an indoor & outdoors versions of the show to be performed on 15,16,21,22 &23nd of June. more info HERE

 

May

Sat 4th of May -The Geomancers & the whispering waters Yael Karavan & Bruno Humberto @ Unorthodox in Wandsworth Festival.

The centre of Wandsworth is crossed by a river. Sometimes this river is silent. Other times it speaks so loud that objects of unknown origin and filled with memories are spit out from the water. on the other side of the bridge, opposite the old brewery, people are gathering to listen to this tale that themselves are part of. The Geomancers and the whispering waters is a performance about the memories of a river bank and the imagination that is sparked when we look at things with bare hands.

Geomancers are a duo of saltimbanques that re-imagine space through physical theatre, music and dance mediations. As they listen to the murmurs that characterize each place, they underline and amplify the invisible and the playfulness that remains attached to each location.

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April

Sat 27t & Sun 28th 11am-5pm-

Workshop- The Secret Life of Objects with Naomi Silman & Yael Karavan. I have the pleasure to invite Naomi Silman from Lume Teatro, Brazil for an exclusive one off Workshop in Brighton this April. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with internationally renowned performers in central Brighton £85/£75 Bookings: info@yaelkaravan.com

Open for Actors, Dancers, Performers and anyone who would like to develop their creativity this workshop offers an immersion into the universe of objects and materials uniting distinct and complementary practices and experiences.

19th, 20th & 21st 22nd -Workshop in Edinburgh-

The World reflected in a drop of water- (Self)-Portrait in Making Solo Performance.
PRICE: early bird (until 20 March) £85/65 late registration £95/80
CONTACT & REGISTRATION: Monika Smekot: projectpoza@gmail.com
Yael Karavan explores some of the tools developed in her solo performance process, drawing on elements of Dance, physical theatre, Butoh and mime, and is offering a palette of tools and possibilities in the creative process exploring ‘presence’, metamorphoses, rhythm, intention, imagery and counterpoint as well as how to relate creatively to material, objects and space.

March

March@ 7.30pm- Somnambules & the 7 Deadly Sins in London!

Chosen as this weeks' Time Out Critic's Choice- HERE

Dont miss our Edinburgh Preview @ RichMix London 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA London, United Kingdom
Link to tickets&info- HERE

watch a short promo video- HERE

picture- Andy Towers

4th March - An invitation to dance with Dolores (Max Prior) & Yagon (Karavan) a ballroom dance session open for all

3rd March- The Secret Life of Objects site specific students presentations outside Lume Theatre, Brazil.

February

24th-3rd March- The Secret Life of Objects - Workshop with Yael Karavan & Naomi Silman - it was wonderful...

22nd & 23rd- third round of development for Pupik with Naomi Silman, part of Terra Lume event, Campinas, Brazil

7-12- Carnaval in Recife & Olinda, North East of Brazil, were i have seen wonderful dance rituals, live traditional music & dance, colors & sun shine..

January

  ...the new version!


Astonishing physical theatre by internationally renowned award winning performers Tanya Khabarova (Derevo) & Yael Karavan. Light- Mike Bignell, Original Music- Calum Bowen.

PRESS-

'a dynamic performance that blew everyone away.’ Latest 7 ****
‘beautiful, extraordinary … an intoxicating play between two magnetic performers. ‘ Total Theatre

What are we Made of?
Thursday Jan 24th private view at Brighton University
Thursday March 22nd at Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London
boxoffice@richmix.org.uk
June 14-16&21-23 in Vorno, Italy
more dates tbc in Brighton & Edinburgh Fringe…
photo- Daniela Cappello, Design- Sara Popowa

 

25th Jan- Xobo Soirée- at the Horse Hospital behind Russell Square tube, London at 19:30.

After the presentation of Le Grand Festin – Short film at Cine City, Brighton and Soho, London this is the first film and live performance event with Xobo films and a varied list of amazing live performances including song, dance, comedy, performance art and more... http://www.xobodesign.com

2012

December

10th- workshop @ Brighton University.

4th-9th- residency @ the Tenuta Dello Scompiglio, Vorno, Italy with performances on 7th&8th Dec. of totally new version of Somnambules & the 7 Deadly Sins created & performed by Tanya Khabarova&Yael Karavan, Music- Calum Bowen, Lights- Mike Bignell.

pictures by- Daniela Cappello & Mike Bgnell.

 

3rd- Trance Europa Express-Live dance, music&painting happening by Tanya Khabarova & Yael Karavan as part of Cosi vicino Cosi lontano Festival in Lauro Rossi Theatre, Macherata, Italy.

1st&2nd -The World reflected in a drop of water- workshop with Tanya Khabarova @ the Tenuta Dello Scompiglio, Vorno, Italy.

November

26th- workshop @ Brighton University with Tanya Khabarova.

14th & 16th - Pupik- Fugue N'2-(working title) A work in progress of a new performance by Yael Karavan & Naomi Silman (Lume Teatro). Pupik is a search for identity when you come from a long nomad lineage and a search for definition in a multicultural, multilingual world @Lume Teatro, Brazil.

29th-2nd - A ship of Fools workshop in Recife, Brazil.

October

22nd Oct-19th Nov- A month tour in Brazil to work, teach, direct & perform with Quadro De cena in Recife, Naomi Silman from Lume Teatro in Campinas, Sao Paulo and IAP in Bellem.

19-21st 10-6pm Ship of Fools WORKSHOP With Yael Karavan & Ephia Gburek Accompanied by bass and sound objects Benois Cancoin
Location- LIEUES- 32 rue des-Claudian tables LYON 1ER, France
Full price 120€ or 100€ concession. bookings- djalmaprisci@hotmail.com

Look through a strange face, your own, Change position to place you in another emotional landscape. Travel back in time. Find another "I-u" and then another. Many of you. Explore dance as a discipline of insanity unfolds to serve your human evolution.
With Yael: We each have within us a ship of fools. These fools are the different features of our personality living within us. Each one of them leads the boat at one time or another in our lives and tries to express it in his own way. We allow these fools to reveal their stories as a journey through our personal archetypes.
With Ephia: We are looking to enter the field to be confused with it. We change skin. We experience the passage of time. We change density. The interior felt evolve with changes in posture. We strive to exceed the limits of our person, to exist otherwise, many times. To do this, we do not hesitate to let ourselves be guided by an image or an object.
'There is neither misleading nor wrong, only fools or men foolish enough to embark on a ship without a sail or rudder. Everything is possible in the land of fools. Their boat might as well not move. For the passengers, only the present moment has passed to sing, to drink, to play and dance.'

 

September

26th Headcase- the 'critically acclaimed, haunting dance puppetry show by Touched Theatre staring Yael Karavan & Anni Brooks is going to Reading on Wednesday September 26th, 8pm for tickets press HERE

11-16th -The Portal Project at Tenuta Dello Scompiglio in Vorno, Italy. Bruno Humberto and Yael Karavan are invited as part of The Karavan Ensemble for a week residency to create a site responsive performance to the prestigious Portal commission. more info HERE

8th An outdoors adaptation of ANIMA will be opening the Coastal Current Festival in Hastings with The Karavan Ensemble & special guest Yumino Seki. 9pm at the Stade outdoors space next to the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings. more info HERE watch video here

picture by Javi Otero /48 billionatoms we miss you...

August

14th July-12th August The exhibition of the Book of Invisible Bridges is on at the Phoenix Gallery, Brighton if you haven't been there yet don't miss out the hottest exhibition in town!

Fourteen artists respond to The Book of Invisible Bridges, a Galician/English collection of texts written by Xelís de Toro. Within the pages are found an array of mysterious images: a falling man, a photographer’s dream, searching feet, a painter’s staircase, and most importantly, blank pages. The corresponding texts and fragments of writing serve as catalysts for a body of multi-disciplinary and collaborative works encompassing film, poetry, photography, illustration, installation, sculpture and painting.

Participating artists include: Bish, Ed Briggs, Chévere, Circa69, Bruno Humberto, Yael Karavan, Fredrik Lloyd, Fran Pérez -Narf, Linda Remahl, Matt Rudkin, Dolores Sánchez Calvo, Jim Sanders, Jonathan Swain and Prue Waller.

 

July

28th- Somnambules & the 7 Deadly Sins at MASZK International Festival, Szeged, Hungary. more info HERE .

Photos by Cyril Charlot

25th&26th -Somnambules & the 7 Deadly Sins returns to Brighton with Tanya Khabarova after its February sell out presentation of work in progress, Wed & Thu, 7pm at The nightingale theatre.

21th- A Small Museum of Displaced Sea will be displaced with a couple of other bathing machines part of Dip Your Toe in London 1-6pm at Shorditch Festival, produced by the Barbican.

14th- The Karavan Ensemble will be creating a site responsive performance as part of MARGATE HOSTS THE BOAT- BIG DANCE 2012 in Margate, commissioned by South East Dance. At around 3pm on Saturday afternoon, together with young dancers from Hartsdown Technology College, Karavan Ensemble’s eccentric and colourful characters will welcome the procession to the Harbour Arm. Equipped with handmade flags they will perform a dance of longing, sending messages

out to sea.

June

Don't miss award winning show ANIMA by the Karavan Ensemble-

Fri 8th of June 9.30 @Pulse festival, New Walsey Theatre, Ipswich.

Tue 26th of June @Postcard festival, Jacksons Lane theatre, Highgate tube, London.

for more info& booking press HERE

'In Anima, Yael Karavan and her brilliant company of international performers, the Karavan Ensemble, invite you to leave the everyday behind and go with them on a journey, an exploration of light and dark in a “magical feast”. -  The Argus

'This is undoubtedly another strikingly original production' - Total Theatre

'Powerful and subtle, this piece from the Karavan Ensemble managed to convey through art a human experience not easily defined – transient and infinite like light! Magical.' - Latest 7

'The experience was carnivalesque, hypnotic, and derealised: a non-sequential trip through the human psyche. The phrase ‘weird but wonderful’ springs to mind, as Anima was precisely that'  The New Current

 

May

A Small Museum of Displaced Sea

Watch VIDEO

A FREE event!

Commissioned by Dip Your Toe for Brighton Fringe 2012

Dates & locations during May are:

5th, 6th, 7th, 19th, 20th @the Old Steine,

12th & 13th @Churchill Square

26th &27th @Madeira Drive

Installation is open between 12-3pm

Live performance at 4pm

see photos on this link

The Karavan Ensemble is thrilled to embark on a new journey, carrying the sea across Brighton in a reconstructed transient Bathing Machine. Working with older people from the South East recollecting their memoires between coast and sea, past and present, our migrating performance carries the sea within. A travelling museum of a displaced sea immersed with dance, physical theatre, live music and recorded stories in a site responsive performance reminiscent of a time travelling machine... Created in collaboration with older people dance project- Dance in the years run by Linda Remahl and Rachel Champion and the Saint Richards Evergreens older people club in Hollingdean.

April

26-27th April- Yael performs in a beautiful new contemporary puppetry - dance show Headcase by Touched Theatre. Combining tabletop puppetry and object theatre with powerful dance and visual theatre, Headcase shares the real experiences of a made up, mixed up teenager as she struggles to come to terms with what's going on inside her own head. Moving, playful and true, join Cassie on an unforgettable journey into the surreal landscapes of our states of mind. Facebook event

26-27th April - Little Angel Theatre, London- Book here

22nd-24th May - The Nightingale Theatre as part of Brighton Fringe- Book here

26th September - Southstreet Arts Centre, Reading

 

March

Rehearsals have started for

A Small Museum of Displaced Sea (The sea within)

Commissioned by Dip Your Toe for Brighton Fringe 2012

The project includes an audio visual installation within the bathing machine open every week end of May 12am-3pm and an outdoors performance at 4pm, in collaboration with older people dance group- Dance in the years and the Saint Richards Evergreens older people club in Hollingdean.

Dates & locations during May are: 5th, 6th, 7th, 19th, 20th @the Old Steine,

12th, 13th @Churchill Square 26th, 27th @Madeira Drive

February

18th & 19th- Workshop THE BODY SPEAKS, @ The Old Fire Station, Oxford.

4th- Somnambules & The 7 deadly sins- A dance theatre performance/ work in progress presentation in collaboration with Tanya Khabarova at The Nightingale Theatre, Brighton 8pm.

January

29th- Somnambules & The 7 deadly sins- A dance theatre performance/ work in progress presentation in collaboration with Tanya Khabarova at BAW, Paris.

2011

December

Warm Winter Wishes

press here for a little surprise

22nd- Extract from In Between at Brik Box, Tooting Market, London.

18th- Winter lights of Hollingdean- 5pm at Bill Crescent, saint Richard's Church. A community celebration for Hollingdean in Brighton, which offered a series of 3 weekends workshops in craft, music, chorus, dance and outdoors theatre to all age groups, including a 65+ group. Come to our spectacular outdoors Parade led by the company with the community participants as well as a film, celebrating Light. Supported by Awards for All.

15th- Invisible Bridges- a book project by Boca to Mouth led by Xelis de toro, 30 poems and 13 works of artists from various diciplines reacting to the poems, included in the book in a DVD. an evening introducing the book with various performances, 8pm at the Red Roaster Cafe, Brighton.

6th- Punched a puppetry event for adults 8pm @The Nightingale Theatre, Brighton.

 

3rd-The Geomancers at the Unorthobox 22h at Brik box Tooting, London.


Yael Karavan and Bruno Humerto premiere a brand-new performance, devised especially for this event.
for more info click here...

In every generation, there are many people who have a potential to become Geomancers. However, there is only two Geomancers operating at a time. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to our absurd world, adapted specifically to unorthobox, shifting between clown acts, circus mishaps, choreographed marches, objects, storytelling and live music. The Geomancers are here to take you on an unforgettable journey into the unknown…

 

November

26th&27th- The Karavan Ensemble start their new project Winter Light in Hollingdean Suported by Awards for All a serie of 3 week end workshops leading to a Light procession performance on the 18th of December at 6pm in Hollingdean.

for more info click here

24th- 8pm at The Marlborogh theatre, Brighton. Watch Video Here

12th- In- Between in Recife, Brazil.

7th-11th- The Body Speaks workshop in Recife, Brazil, hosted by Groupo peleja- Olinda.

31st-4th- A Ship of Fools workshop @ Lume Nucleus Sao Paulo.

2nd- Performance of Poupik with Naomi Silman at the opening of White City, the Israeli Panel at Oca 9th international Bienal of architecture, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

October

29th & 30th- 8pm Work in progress presentation of Poupik a duet performance with Naomi Silman from Lume Teatro Brazil at Lume Nucleus Sao Paulo

21st 7pm, The Karavan Ensemble charity performance for ALALA charity fund raiser at the Unitarian church, Brighton.

17th 'Falling' at Muzot Festival, Shoam, Israel.

September

7th presentation of work in progress of Case- Studies R&D at the Marlborough Theatre Brighton.

16th & 17th The Karavan Ensemble performance& residency@ Cityleaks Festival in Cologne, Germany.

19th The Karavan Ensemble Site Specific pperformance at MAALOT sculpture site by Dani Karavan in Cologne, Germany.

24th-28th Solo by Yael at an old 'Abatoir' as part of The Contemporanea Festival in Prato, Italy.

August

26th & 27th award-winning show Anima

@ West Hill Community Hall, Compton Avenue (on the corner with Buckingham Place), Seven Dials, Brighton BN1 3PS (press here for a map)
Come
at 7.45pm at the entrance of Brighton Station & be led in a promenade performance to the venue
(if its wildly raining come to the venue at 8pm.)
Tickets:  £9
          To Book PRESS HERE

5-7th Stained Glass a Workshop/Work in progress with Tanya Khabarova (Derevo) Supported by South East Dance & curated by Yael Karavan @West Hill Hall Brighton.

July

It's been a successful Spring and we are now planning a Hot summer!

We are happy to announce that due to public demand we are extending our award-winning show Anima for four more performances in Brighton this Summer on the 8th & 9th of July and 26th & 27th of August
 
@ West Hill Community Hall, Compton Avenue (on the corner with Buckingham Place), Seven Dials, Brighton BN1 3PS (press here for a map)
Come
at 7.45pm ot the entrance of Brighton Station & be led in a promenade performance to the venue
(if its wildly raining come to the venue at 8pm.)
Tickets:  £9
    To Book PRESS HERE  (or reserve a place on e.karavan@gmail.com)

June

ANIMA was awarded The Argus Angel!

'In Anima, Yael Karavan and her brilliant company of international performers, the Karavan Ensemble, invite you to leave the everyday behind and go with them on a journey, an exploration of light and dark in a “magical feast”. -  The Argus

'This is undoubtedly another strikingly original production' - Total Theatre

'Powerful and subtle, this piece from the Karavan Ensemble managed to convey through art a human experience not easily defined – transient and infinite like light! Magical.' - Latest 7

'The experience was carnivalesque, hypnotic, and derealised: a non-sequential trip through the human psyche. The phrase ‘weird but wonderful’ springs to mind, as Anima was precisely that'  The New Current

May

23rd 8pm Yael will be performing 2 short solos entitled Fragments as part of Working Title a South East Dance Platform for The Brighton Festival at The Pavilion Theatre.

for more info and/or booking press here!

ANIMA by The Karavan EnsembleWest Hill Community Hall, Compton Avenue, Brighton BN1 3PS Fri-Sun 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29th May 8pm at the venue or take The Big Lemon Bus from the Corn Exchange at 7.45pm (perf starts on board) Tickets:£8 /£6 Concs bookings at Fringe 01273 917272 | Dome 01273 709709 brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk/ticketing/ tickets@brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk

For video preview press here

'Bizarre, trancelike, surreal – only such a slurry of words can come close to capturing Anima. For just as the essence of dreams is lost through verbal description, here too we have a performance which ventures into the indescribable...' The new current

For a full review press here

April

We are very excited to announce our New show for Brighton Fringe:

links: Book tickets HERE

          Listen to an interview about the show HERE

 

March

25th 7.45pm In-Between in a double bill with Inconvenient Spoof- Naive Dance Mastercalss @The Nightingale Theatre, Brighton.

19th&20th Serendipity- The Body Speaks Workshop @ The Nightingale theatre, Brighton.

for more info &/or booking info@yaelkaravan.com

 

Sat 5th In-Between in Santiago, Spain as part of Long night Brighton at NASA

 

February

19th 7pm Yael will be performing in Stranger than Fiction

A week end celebration of improvisation in performance @The Nightingale Theatre, Brighton.

12&13th 11am-5pm Yael Karavan's Workshop

The world reflected in a drop of water, Self Portrait in solo performance @The Nightingale Theatre, Brighton.

for more info &/or booking info@yaelkaravan.com

January

29th Fresh From the Oven @The Nightingale Theatre8pm

our monthly event of freshly baked performances, live art & installations. Places are limited so please pre-book at freshfto@gmail.com

See www.freshfto.blogspot.com for more details.

 

2010

December

31st Fresh From the Oven @The Nightingale Theatre-  9pm-1am

Places are limited to 50, so please pre-book at freshfto@gmail.com

See www.freshfto.blogspot.com for more details.

 

4th In-Habit @The Dome, Brighton with The Karavan Ensemble

November

27th our Last Fresh From the Oven event @Coachwerks ready for winter Migration! it was a wonderful and warm hearted event thanks for everybody and see you at the Nightingale Theatre until March 2011.

27th&28th Workshop The World Reflected in a Drop of Water in London Hosted by TTI for more info press here

17th&18th 8pm  IN-BETWEEN (solo by Y.K)

@The Nightingale Theatre- Brighton

6th&7th workshop A Ship of Fools in Oxford

October

30th as part of Brighton's WHITE NIGHT

A Light Through the Night with

The Karavan Ensemble @Coachwerks 8.45pm - 12.30am

9th & 10th Workshop The world reflected in a drop of water

Self portrait is Solo performance @Coachwerks

September

26th from 7.30pm

Fresh From the Oven Live @Coachwerks

18th & 19th Workshop THE BODY SPEAKS @Coachwerks

August

Tour in Brazil

6th-19th Performance of In-Between in Teritorio festival- Belem

22nd-26th Workshop at Casarao Peleja in Recife- Olinda

28th&29th Performance of In-Between at Lume Teatro- Sao Paulo- Barao Geraldo

30th Aug-3rd Sep Workshop at Lume Teatro- Sao Paulo- Barao Geraldo

 

July

31st FRESH FROM THE OVEN- live at Coachwerks

a new monthly event presenting a labyrinth of live works adapted to or especially made for this unusual art space. Come and explore the venue, enjoy a pizza from our wood-fired oven and see the freshest in performance, dance, theatre, music & live art.

from 7.30pm £6 / £5 conc.

27th Butoh+Dinner @ Coachwerks

come for a Butoh Dance class and bring a nible so we could have a dinner & a chat together afterwards....

6:30-8.30pm £9/£7 conc.

24th 2pm-7pm & 25th 12am-6pm

A ship of fools-Workshop @ Coachwerks.

following the success of a ship of fools at the Brighton fringe
Yael Karavan is offering a week-end intensive workshop on the this theme. If you are curious to discover who are the fools who inhabit you? What is their story, existence, life to tell?
The workshop will offer a warm up composed from a variety of training tools; stretching, strength, centre, spontaneity, imagination, presence, physical awareness, work with objects and rhythm, and will propose various approaches to discovering your fools in a creative atmosphere.

£60, £55 cons. £50 special price for Theatre Arts students (with cards)

9th- Butoh- stillness through movement

a Workshop in collaboation with Mim King & Carolina Diaz at the Bodhi Garden

It is not enough simply to be born of the mother's womb. Many births are necessary. Be reborn always and everywhere. T. Hijikata

Butoh is an avant garde dance philosophy/method that explores our connection to nature, our ancestors, the cycles of life and death and the tension between opposites. It first appeared in Japan in 1959, in Tatsumi Hijikata's piece "Forbidden Colours" (Kinjiki), based in Yukio Mishima's novel of the same name. Influenced by the cultural background of Buddhism as well as surrealism and expressionism, Hijikata’s aim was to "uncover the dance already happening in the body." In its rejection of conditioned movement and emphasis on body awareness Butoh has the quality of a meditative practice.

 

June

26th -27th WORKSHOP at Coachwerks

Serendipity- the performer's pleasure-

improvisation & presence.
The BODY SPEAKS

'I see the body as the most primal tool of communication and as such feel the need to combine various dance and performance disciplines in order to broaden its possibilities. I am developing methods to extend the boundaries of dance as well as stimulate the imagination of the body for both the performers and their audience. In the process of my work I explore gestures that come from within the body and thus extract movement that is beyond form and shape, but which contains life and emotion.' Y.K

March-May

A SHIP OF FOOLS is being supported by the arts council!

thank you

and it has finally anchored at Coachwerks!

to have a taste of the folly check out our blog

http://karavanensemble8.wordpress.com/

              &

Facebook: Ship Offools

click here to book your FRINGE tickets now!

 

February

26th&27th 'étude' at the SHUNT VAULTS, London.

8th-12th A world reflected in a drop of water 5 days workshop at ZAP, Barao Geraldo, Brazil.

5th 'In-Between' at Feverestival, International festival of theatre in Campinas, Brazil.

January

Happy new Year!!!!

(click on it for a little surprise)

16&17 WEEK-END WORKSHOP

at Coachwerks 11am-5pm

 

2009

December

The first video of my work is now in you tube!!!

wanna have a look?

press on the link...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o43BGldsea0

 

10th-12th IN-BETWEEN Solo Performance in a longer version as part of SEEDBED women solos platform + Workshop

at the Hackney Empire Studio Theatre, London.

8&9 WORKSHOP- The world reflected in a drop of water, Self portrait in making solo performance, as part of SEEDBED festival at the Hackney Empire 12pm-4pm. For more info and bookings please contact: brunohumberto@gmail.com gazpachounlimited@googlemail.com

November

9th-13th Audition/Workshop at Coachwerks, Brighton

13th&14th Performance with Bruno Humberto for the final event of the Shunt Lounge, London Bridge.

28th- Solo Improvisation

as part of 'Stranger than Fiction...'
London's monthly celebration

of improvisation
7.30pm at The Church on the Corner,

64 Barnsbury Road, London N1 (Angel tube)

October

1st-3rd THE NATURE OF THINGS- New Performance presentation + Film- 'PickNick' + Video Instalation 'UP YOU GET'

at the SHUNT LOUNGE, London Bridge

6th- The Queens Elm presents -

'While Rome burns...'
Site Specific performance as

part of the exhibition opening

in Chelsea, London.

September

21st-26th WORKSHOP- The World Reflected in a Drop of Water: (Self)-Portrait in Making Solo Performance
at Coachwerks, 19 Hollingdean Terrace, Brighton

26th- COACHWERKS VIEWFINDER Series no. 01

an opportunity to delve into the creative universe of Yael Karavan (Coachwerks September Artist in Residence)

August

26-29 Haendel-opera ADMETO at the Edinburgh international festival Scotland

July

Contre-Image
Du 8 au 12 Juillet 
11ème ÉDITION de « Nous n’irons pas à Avignon » 

Gare au Théâtre
13 rue Pierre Sémard
94400 Vitry-sur-Seine

Réservations : 01 55 53 22 22
www.gareautheatre.com

June

13&14- a 2 days workshop in collaboration with Ephia at Micadanses dance centre, Paris
and in the evenings you are invited for the open presentations of ‘Chekhov in motion’ project of 3 sisters at BAW- Bilingual Acting Workshop performed by the course students in collaboration with Chris Mack- Paris.
End of June optional workshops in Brighton and Oxford

From 8-12 ‘Contre-Image’ project will be in residency at Atelier de Paris Caroline Carlson, Paris, for the final stages of its creation, there will be an open presentation for the public on the 11 of June at 7pm.

April - June

As member dancer of Mamu Dance Theatre, I will be working with director Doris Dörrie and dancer/ choreographer Tadashi Endo to create an outstanding new version of the Haendel-opera ADMETO. Celebrating 250 years since Haendel’s death, The premiere will be on 26th May 2009 at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen.

March

Shunt Lounge, Londres

February

CCN Rillieux La pape
, Micadanses Paris,