Performance artist in the field of Dance & Contact Improvisation. I studied Dance and theater Improvisation in Israel at “Hakvuza beyafo” and “play school for Improvisation”. After finishing my studies I moved to Amsterdam where I had the privilege to work, learn and be inspired by great teachers of dance and contact Improvisation – Paulien de Groot, David Zambrano and Karl Frost amongst others.
In the last years I perform and give workshops on the technique of Improvisation in Dance and Contact. A couple of years ago I chose Amsterdam as my base and co founded with 5 other performance artists the group – Mono Collective that performs anchored and open improvisation pieces as well as choreographed pieces.
For me, Improvisation is a way of life and I try to take it out of the studio into everyday life. I believe that the core of man spirit comes from new experiences, and that it is much more important to be open and present, than to make plans and try to stick to them.
“You cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but you don’t have to be an old dog”
Dancer and dance maker, instant composer in dance & voice, contact improvisation dancer and teacher. Theater background. Worked for Contemporary Dance platform Utrecht & Amsterdam and other organizations, as a dancer and teacher, besides creating own performances in collaboration with visual artists and musicians.
Loves working with people, teaches and makes dance with mentally challenged adults and youth at risk.
Creates festivals/retreats with site specific work, bodywork, vocal improvisation and contact improvisation.
Teaches at the weekly jam in Amsterdam: www.amsterdamjam.nl
Loby works as an improvisation practitioner, exploring life through creative expressions and impulses. At the age of 7 he played the piano through improvisation. This innerrhythm found its new way through movement in the fields of breakdance and theatre which was also based on freestyle improvisations.
Loby joined several theatregroups. Through these influences and experiences, he co-started a new group and works as an artistic director and performer at the Theatregroup Vreemdwild and collaborated with the students of the art academy AKI ( Academie voor Kunst en Industrie) nowadays the ArtEZ Academie voor Art & Design Enschede.
Loby travelled and joined classes/ jamsessions/ festivals to discover more about Contact Improvisation in Hongkong ( Kongtact Square身隨意舞) , Budapest (SIN & Kontakt Budapest) , Berlin (k77), Krakow, Groningen (Random Collision) and Amsterdam.
His curiosity about the human movement made him practicing Aikido.
He set up Kahbam to combine all the different perspectives of movements and offer this space at Kahbam to share experiences.
I teach a weekly class in Utrecht on Tuesdays (19:30-21:30)
and iregular workshops througout the country.
I also teach a few times a year at the Amsterdamjam
- Sebas uses elements from Modern Dance (release technique), Creative Dance (‘Dansexpressie’), Dance Improvisation/Contact-Improvisation; BodyMindCentering.
He is also a certified physiotherapist.
As a dancer I am richly inspired by other fields of knowledge; I studied architecture and some philosophy and have worked in architecture …and I still sometimes work in architecture related fine-arts.
I love how especially CI teaches me about the body, myself, other people, the world.
Taking and giving workshops and classes I see as a learning together.
I gave dance courses for the VAK in Delft, and for the New Dance Centre and CLOUD/Dancelab in Den Haag and the LAK-theatre in Leiden, where I still occasionally work.
I am in the regular teacher-pool of the Amsterdam Jam, the Rotterdam Jam, and DanceMoves Leiden, plus sometimes also give workshops at other jams and places in the Netherlands and everywhere, and I am originator and organiser of the international Amsterdam 4-day CI-Weekends.
Since 2009 I (co-)organize and teach at events in the Netherlands and abroad.