Memory in.Formation

The class connects between creativity and structured exercises/tasks in the dancer’s work. It is based upon my experience with Ohad Naharin’s method and many other ideas, concepts, exercises from my education, personal life and career and philosophy as well. The aim is to enrich and improve the intuitive experience of the dancer, using the body’s “memory” in creating a movement that leaves “new” traces of memories in space, and practicing how to identify them and how to relate to them. “During the class I speak constantly. Structured exercises, clear instructions for improvisation, and stamina exercises for strengthening. The class has no official break. The challenge of the class is to be in a constant state of body and mind connection, to elaborate our own abilities and to be available for multi-tasking.”


Eldad Ben-Sasson

Choreographer, dancer and teacher
After his graduation from the Bat-Dor School of Dance, Eldad joined the Vertigo Dance Company, directed by Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha’al. In 1998 he joined the Bat-Sheva dance company, where he danced to choreography by Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek, Sharon Eyal, Paul Norton, Yoshifumi Inao,Yossi Berg and others. In 2007 Eldad began to establish himself as an independent choreographer and freelance dancer. With his creation “4 of a kind” he won the 1st place and the best dancer award in the CCBC- International Choreography Contest in Copenhagen (Denmark), 2009. He has been collaborating with other choreographers such as: Alexandra Waierstall, Orjan Andersson, Michael Getman, Noa Dar, Shintaro Oue, Valentina Lutsenko and more. Throughout the years Eldad has been creating numerous projects and choreographic works for universities, companies, and festivals such as Curtain Up (Israel) and International Exposure (Israel). He travels and performs around the world with his works and as a guest performer in different projects.



The workshop is designed for dancers, but it is possible to adapt the workshop to any type of group, beginners, actors, etc.

Thank you for your interest in the workshops at the Tiyatro Medresesi. We will be glad to work with you together. We hope that you will be part of the peaceful atmosphere during your stay in the Medrese and live in harmony with other guest participants.

We will send you a detailed letter later but we want to briefly inform you about the life at Medrese; living and working spaces of the Medrese.
It is very easy to arrive here. It takes only an hour from İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport. What is hard for our guests is to leave from Medrese.

The climate is hot at Şirince in summer as it is everywhere. One cannot stay under sun. But the corridors of the Medrese are cool like air-conditioned, though there is none. Nights are cooler. It usually do not rain till September. We guess it won’t rain this summer too.

We serve a healthy diet at Medrese. Our menu consists of lots of olive oil dishes and vegetables. If we have meat on the menu, we cook on a seperate pot, considering the vegans and vegetarians.

We have lots of unique rooms and dormitories. Please check out our page about our rooms and dormitories, in order to have more info and pick the right room for yourself.

Hope to see you at the Medrese…