Nir De Volff

1410169244_nirdevolffkopieBorn and raised in Israel, started dancing at the professional school Bat Dor in Tel Aviv which relate with the Royal Ballet Academy of London.De Volff danced in several companies in Tel Aviv, and created at the Suzanne Dellal center his first piece at the age of 23. He also performed as a guest in Pina Bausch's "Viktor" during her Israeli tour.

De Volff moved to Amsterdam in the beginning of the millennium.For the next few years De Volff received consistent support from the production house Dansmakers. In the end of 2003 he moved to Berlin, joined the company of Constanza Macras at Schaubüne Berlin and found a warm place at Dock11 Artist's residence. De volff has created and collaborate few times with the performance group She She Pop at HAU Berlin. De Volff created his first show in Berlin called  "Dolly in the city" at  Sophiensaele's Tanztage 2004 festival as part of a trilogy performed and created in Prague, Amsterdam, and Berlin.

In the summer of 2007 he collaborated with the actor Knut Berger and Sahara Abu Gosh on the piece "3SOME" which toured around the world. In 2008 he created "Believe it or not", 2009 he created MATKOT, choreography at Frankfurt opera house for the opera director David Herman and For the first time in its history, Berlin's New Synagogue in the Oranienburger Straße opened its doors to an art site-specific performance: ACTION. 2010 De Volff created in Bangkok the show ON AIR, a culture exchange project with Thai artist and his company. Later in Berlin he created the shows MATKOT and PICNICS WEDDINGS & FUNERALS. 2011 he created KOMOT in Berlin and collaborate in Holland with Egyptian dancer and Israeli Arab musician the show COME AS YOU ARE. He was invited to lead a creative school youth project in Liege Belgium. 2012 he was invited by Goethe Institute Sao Paulo to create KIKAR at the renowned theater SESC Phineiros, a cultural exchange project with Brazilian performers and his company. 2013 the show DIARY OF A LOST DECADE opened the Goethe Institute festival in Tel Aviv and later premiered in Sophiensaele Berlin.In the beginning of 2014 He created movements for “Small town boy” a theater play by Falk Richter at Maxim Gorki theater and presented a one time live music and dance event at the Berliner Dom, the biggest kathedral of Berlin. On September 2014, de Volff collaborate on the show “Never Forever” with the theater director Falk Richter at Schaubühne am Lehniner platz in Berlin. The show is part of the theater repertoire for the seasone 2014-15.

ProART Festival 2015

27. 7. - 1. 8.

Choreographic Masterclass

I believe a breathing machinery, which involves both the body and mind, to be a vital tool in dance performance. Breathing connect us to our emotional zone, bringing us to our deepest sensations. Breathing creates time and space in the body. Breathing create maximum flexibility.

I would like to lead the workshop into personal content and try to improve each personal physicality and imagination. The workshop will search for poetry within each dancer body and will stretch poetic moments to extreme body atmosphere.