Workshop Yael Karavan © Aliki

4 days' training

April 18 to 21, 2024

CCNR's dance studio

10am - 4pm

Yael Karavan offers a workshop about “The secret life of objects”.

How to work with objects and materials in our creative work? This workshop offers an immersion beneath the surface of the material world. Discover objects beyond their functionality, listen and realize that everything is alive. Suddenly, life becomes much more mysterious, playful and interesting… Open to Actors, Dancers, Performers, Circus artists and anyone who would like to develop their creativity this workshop offers an immersion into the universe of objects and materials.

Yael draws on her vast experience of physical and visual theatre, butoh, dance, clown 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.


Award winning performer, dancer and director Yael Karavan travelled through Europe, Russia, Japan and Brazil developing a contemporary, physical language of expression bridging east and west, dance and acting. She has created and performed seven solo shows, touring world-wide and has been, amongst others, a member of Derevo, multiple award winning Russian physical theatre company, as well as numerous Japanese Butoh dance troupes. Since 2009 she has been the artistic director of award winning site-specific company, the Karavan Ensemble. Yael has been teaching workshops nationally and internationally since 1999. She is currently touring three shows as well as directing and mentoring various companies world-wide.

More information on Yael Karavan website.

For professional dancers only

480 € for trainees receiving financial assistance
150 € for trainees not benefiting from a subsidized program

→ Registration via form (download here). To be returned with a CV to the contact email address before April 1, 2024.

Lorène Latreille
+33 (0)4 72 56 10 78

In partnership with CN D in Lyon

Centre national de la danse - CN D logo

*It is compulsory to attend the entire 4-day training.

© Photo: Aliki Lempidaki