In this playshop we focus on being grounded & routed to the floor with our feet, hands, head, back. With all our body parts. How can we become a tree and be stable as a mountain when other people are standing near us, on us, under us? With the help of other people bodies and the space around us we focus on building a solid and creative surface where we can walk, jump, run and roll. Ground & Rout is a door to build a new world of possibilities and see in different perspective who we are and what can we be. 

This playshop is meant for people of all ages above 8 years old and no previous dance experience is necessary. 

Number of participants: minimum 2 – maximum 30 

Necessary physical resources: dance hall / studio / room with a dance(able) floor, large enough to accommodate the number of registered participants and where is not too cold, loudspeaker connected to laptop. Video-projector is of an advantage in case of larger group of participants, but is not conditional. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and no shoes. Water breaks are encouraged.

Gat Goodovitch

Gat was born in Pennsylvania in 1989 and grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gat received her professional diploma after an intensive 4-year training at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD). Before studying at the SEAD, she went to high school for art and science in Tel Aviv. Gat has worked with a wide variety of choreographers and learned a wide range of dance techniques. Beside VRUM, Gat worked with Simone Forti (US) on a reconstruction of one of her earlier works, the famous Judson Church community from the 1960s in NYC. She has also worked with Josef Frucek (SL\GR), Birgit Mühlmann-Wieser (AT), Wili Dorner (AT), Shi Pratt (ISR), Anna Holter (DE/SE) in the Salzburg Festspiele, Corinne Eckenstein (AT/CH) & Dschungel Wien, Claudia Seigman (AT) and more. At 2018 she became a yoga teacher, graduated from the 200 hours YogaWork (US) education. Gat lives in Vienna, works as a dancer and teacher and enjoys the life of motherhood and creation. 

The project was made possible with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Zagreb.