Le parcours de Ady Elzam

Ady is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Having trained extensively in contemporary dance, improvisation, instant composition and contact improvisation, he׳s curious about the body׳s ability to adapt, learn, become aware, and connect with others. Ady׳s current performance practice revolves around physical endurance and altered physical and emotional states of consciousness.

The Ilan Lev method works on improving the body’s functionality and helps with overcoming injuries. It relieves pains of a physical or an emotional nature, fixes the circulation of movement in the body, reduces muscular tension and treats problems in both skeletal and joint issues.

During a session, through gentle manipulations, we find continual motion in the body, exploring fresh pathways for the movement to pass through and establishing new neural connections. Through working with the body’s kinetic possibilities we restore the flow of information within the system as a whole, creating a rich and full dialogue between the practitioner and the patient. Old injuries, emotional traumas, fear and habitual movement patterns are rerouted and released. The body can explore infinite new ways of moving more efficiently, more easily, with a lot of joy and energy. The session is intensive, with endless new material that allows insight to be acquired within the patient.​

Over the course of his career as a dancer, Ady Elzam has developed his own way of approaching the body through movement. He came into contact with the Ilan Lev method after an injury, and he was amazed by the technique’s playfulness, joyfulness and ability to heal. He joined one of Ilan’s first practitioner training cycles in 2010, after which he became Ilan’s assistant, giving treatments all around Israel.

 

Education:

2016 - 2018 - Improvisation into Performance study with Katie Duck

2014 - 2018 - Vipassana meditation practice

2010 - 2011 -‘Ilan Lev Method’- Movement and bodywork training

2006 - 2008 - Two year professional dance education at‘Hasadna’(Haifa, Israel)

1993 - 2007 - Dance training at‘The Iris of Nazareth’(Israeli folklore dance group)

Experience as a professional dancer:

2012 - 2019 -“The Big Game” by Sharona Florsheim

2015 - 2016 -“It Couldn't Have Happened Before״ by Dafi Altabeb

2011 - 2012 - ״Expensive Shit״ by Yuval Goldstein

2010 - 2011 - DeDe Dance company

2009 - 2010 - Vertigo dance company - “Roni” by Elad Shechter - “Point of Contact” Duet by Matan Levkowich

2008 - 2009 - Young Vertigo dance company - “Roxy” by Elad Shechter, Rina Wertheim and Alex Smorak - “Harmony Sucks” by Ofra Idel (for Machol Shalem festival) 

 

Choreography & Own work:

 

2017 - 2019 - “If We Don't Heal - We Stay Wounded”-

Solo 2016 - “The Pineapple”- Duet - Collaboration with Anni Lattunen

2015 - “Hunger Strike” - 10 days of hungry body display at Rabin Square, in protest of Israel's political Situation. - Collaboration with Asher Lev 2014 - “We Intention״ - Dance piece for 9 Latvian dancers

2012 - 2013 - |Home| - Solo dance piece

2011 - 2012 - “Iran We Love You”- Collaboration with Zohar Ren Karni - ZAZ -“The Love Project”- Collaboration with Zohar Ren Karni Artist in residency:

2017 - The New Space - research - Brussels, Belgium

2017 - MA Tepla - research (with support form Israeli Embassy & Latvian Culture Capital Foundation) - Riga, Latvia

2014 - I-DEJAS MĀJAS - research (with support form Israeli Embassy) - Riga, Latvia