Summer Intensive 2019 - Cascias


Summer Intensive 2019 - Cascias


Portugal , Cascais
Auditório Fernando Lopes Graça

July 22nd to August 3rd 2019

International Intensive Fee: USD
Week One Tuition | Gaga & Ohad Naharin Rep: $570 (€500)
Week Two Tuition | New Creation Week: $515 (€450)
Full Tuition Fee (Two Weeks): $950 (€835)

Portuguese Intensive Fee: USD
Week One Tuition | Gaga & Ohad Naharin Rep: $455 (€410)
Week Two Tuition | New Creation Week: $345 (€310)
Full Tuition Fee (Two Weeks): $700 (€630)

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Portugal - Cascais Intensive Schedule

Week One
(July 22nd - July 27th)
with Guy Shomroni
Ohad Naharin's Repertory Sessions with Guy Shomroni
Choreographic Creation (International Artists)
with Guy Shomroni & Yaniv Abraham
CreativeLab Sessions
with Margarida Macieira
Improvisation Jam with Live DJ Alvin Collantes / Guy Shomroni
Weekly Discussion


Week Two
(July 29th - August 3rd)

Gaga/dancers with Hugo Marmelada & Alvin Collantes
Choreographic Creation / R&D (National Artist) with Hugo Marmelada
CreativeLab Sessions with Nicolas Ventura
Improvisation Jam with Live DJ Alvin Collantes
Weekly Discussion

How To Apply

To Apply:

Step 1) Pay the non-refundable $20 application fee through our website

Step 2) Fill out the online application form

Contact will be made within one week of receiving your complete application (including the application fee) notifying you of your acceptance to our intensive. We will not consider any incomplete applications.

Payment Procedures: After Acceptance

You will be required to follow one of the options provided: Please note that the currency Addo Platform is basing their payment, will be in usd

Option 1) - Only available for participants interested in the two week Intensive - Pay a non-refundable $100 deposit to secure your spot in the Two Week Intensive (July 22nd - August 3rd). This deposit must be paid within a week of your acceptance; if the deposit is not received within this time frame, your spot will be considered available for another dancer - unless agreed before hand. The remaining balance of the two week workshop fee will be due three weeks upon submitting your deposit.  Further instructions for paying this balance will be sent once the deposit is received. If the balance is not paid by the deadline, your spot will no longer be secured and may be offered to another dancer.

Option 2) Pay the full balance of workshop fee that you are interested in attending [Week One, Week Two or the full Two Week Intensive], to secure your spot. This payment must be made within three weeks of your acceptance; if the payment is not received within this time frame, your spot will be considered available for another dancer.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations between January 1st and May 1st:

If we can find someone to fill your spot, you will receive a full refund of the tuition fee, minus the a deposit & application fee ($120).

If unable to find a replacement, there will only be a tuition fee refund of 40%, minus the deposit & application fee ($120).

Cancellations after May 1st:


For any change of plans, we ask that you notify us of your cancellation as soon as possible.

Further Questions?
If you have further questions, please contact Marc at


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Poison Photogaphy

Guy Shomroni

Guy began dancing with the Batsheva Ensemble in 2001 and joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 2004, where he worked with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Yasmeen Godder. He also created ten original short pieces for Batsheva’s annual Dancers Create evening.  In 2013 he served as Ohad Naharin’s assistant for the creation process of The Hole and in 2015 for the creation of Last Work. In 2015 Guy again served as assistant to Ohad Naharin, setting his work Minus 16 on the Nürnberg Ballet and Ballet Zurich.  Guy has been teaching Gaga internationally since 2002. 

Poison Photography

Poison Photography

Yaniv Abraham

Yaniv Abraham started dancing in Karmi Machol Karmiel, a folk dance academy and company, and he continued his training from 1999-2001 at the Mate Asher School of Performing Art (MASPA) alongside the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company on Kibbutz Ga’aton.  In June 2001 he joined Batsheva Ensemble and in February 2003 was promoted to Batsheva Dance Company, where he danced until July 2010.  While with Batsheva, Yaniv performed works by artistic director Ohad Naharin, house choreographer Sharon Eyal, and guest choreographer Mats Ek. 

Richie Lubaton Photography

Richie Lubaton Photography

Nicolas Ventura

Nicolas Ventura was born in Guatemala, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, followed by joining Batsheva Dance Company - The Young Ensemble. Since 2015, Nicolas has worked with choreographers such Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Roy Assaf, Idan Sharabi.

Nicolas has created original choreographic works on dance companies, television shows, and his own projects. He has also created short works for young artists seeking to go to dance conservatories / colleges such as the The Juilliard School and the University of Southern California. He now continues  to develop himself as a dancer, creator, and teacher.  Nicolas leads classes and workshops for the dance community internationally.

Ascaf Avraham Photography

Ascaf Avraham Photography

Hugo Marmelada

Hugo was born in 1987 in Portugal. He started Hip-hop dancing at the age of 11 joining, 3 years later, the Academia de Dança Contemporânea de Setúbal, where he graduated in 2006. Marmelada has been working since with various dance companies and choreographers such as Compagnie Alias, Amanda Miller, André Mesquita, Ariadna Montfort, Bounce Streetdance Company, Oslo Dance Ensemble and the Norwegian National Ballet. With It Dansa Company  he performed works by Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián, Rafael Bonachela, among others; With Company Carte Blanche he performed works by Hooman Sharifi, Sharon Eyal, Crystal Pite, and more. Hugo joined Batsheva Dance Company in 2017 and is currently dancing with them

Helena Duque Photography

Helena Duque Photography

Margarida Macieira

Margarida is a freelance dance artist working mainly in London, UK. She has worked with company´s such as Jean Abreu Dance, James Cousins Company and Company Chameleon.

Co Director of Addo Platform with Nicolas Ventura, the team has launched this new artistic Platform in January 2018 with the purpose of creating new artistic communities and build new opportunities for artists. 

Alvin Collantes Photography

Alvin Collantes Photography

Alvin Collantes

Alvin is a certified Gaga teacher, photographer and dance artist based in Toronto, Canada. He completed the Gaga Teacher’s Training Course in 2018 under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan. During the course, he participated in Gaga intensives and took company classes at Batsheva Dance Company under the artistic mentorship of Ohad Naharin.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management & Organizational Studies specializing in Finance and Administration at Western University, Canada. His work has been featured in numerous shows including International Dance Day, Toronto’s Original Choreographer’s Ball, Toronto Fringe Festival, Nuit Blanche Toronto. Alvin also produces dance events including “Short Dances”, Night Swim, The Workshop Room and Special Gaga/People & Gaga/Dancers classes in Ontario.


Initiative supported by the Municipality of Cascais, included in the Bairro dos Museus program

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