Quorum Summer Dance is a summer workshop for students and dance professionals who want to improve their technique and work with different professionals.
The younger ones will not be forgotten and for children between 8 and 12 years old a specific artistic plan is contemplated.
With an intense two-week program, Quorum Summer Dance aims to bring to Portugal excellence in education combined with the diversity of suggested modalities (activities).



10th – 22nd July 2017
17th – 22nd July 2017
– only the Gaga module | Repertory Ohad Naharin

Cineteatro D. João V / Quorum Academy

until 1st July – or when the maximum number of participants is reached

> Quorum Academy students 
15% discount 
– until 31st May
10% discount
 – from 1st June

> other registrations
10% discount – until 31st May

> Note: there are no discounts for Gaga module |Repertory Ohad Naharin



9:30 am – 11:00 am / Classic Ballet – Intermediate / Advanced
11:15 am – 12:45 pm/ Physical Conditioning


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm / Lyrical Jazz – II
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm / Contemporary Dance – I
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm / Choreographic Creation II
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm / Gaga*
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Ohad Naharin Repertoire*

SCHEDULE – Summer Dance Kids

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Choreographic Creation – I
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm / Lyrical Jazz – I
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm / Workshop of Dramatic Expression


*Gaga | Ohad Naharin Repertory is intended for participants under the age of 16, professional dancers and students at an advanced level.



Teacher Ana Lázaro

In this workshop, we will start from the guidelines of Theater and Dramatic Expression to open a space for discovering and exploring the participants’ creativity, expressiveness, and imagination through the dynamics of a work team.


Teacher Inês Afflalo

A class where we can learn some elements of the Jazz and Modern technique combined with influences of Contemporary Dance. It will be a class composed by a short technical section to better understand the choreography which will be build through the sound of soft and inspiring music.


CHOREOGRAPHIC WORK – intermediate level
Teacher Daniel Cardoso

Summer Dance 2017
photo: Cristina Cardoso

This class aims to give students the opportunity to participate in a contemporary choreographic creation by the Artistic Director of Quorum Ballet, Daniel Cardoso. The final result will be presented on the last day as an open class.


Teacher Idan Porges


photo: Ascaf

* The Gaga module | Ohad Naharin Directory is intended for participants who are at least 16 years old, professional dancers and students at an advanced level.

“We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” – Ohad Naharin

Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members.  The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today.  

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

Gaga has two tracks: Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers. In this workshop we have only Gaga/dancers classes.

Gaga/dancers classes are open to professional dancers or advanced dance students ages 16+.
These classes last for an hour and fifteen minutes and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Gaga/dancers classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.

Ohad Naharin’s Reperory workshop 

Ohad Naharin has been hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers.  As Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company since 1990, he has guided the company with an adventurous artistic vision and reinvigorated its repertory with his captivating choreography.  His works have also been performed by prominent companies including Nederlands Dans Theater, the Paris Opera Ballet, Les Grand Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Compañía Nacional de Danza (Spain), Cullberg Ballet (Sweden), Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York), and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York).  Naharin is also the originator of an innovative movement language, Gaga, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the company’s training, and emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers.

This class gives dancers an opportunity to learn excerpts of Ohad Naharin’s choreographic works and to apply their training in Gaga to the repertory.


CLASSIC BALLET – intermediate / advanced level
Teacher Tatiane Tomazzoni

For students who already have knowledge in classical dance technique, this method aims at the improvement of the technique, giving the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned teacher.


CONTEMPORARY DANCE – intermediate level
Teacher Carolina Cantinho

This modality is an opportunity for students to develop their contemporary dance technique, exploring the basis of movement in an organic way. Choreographer and teacher Carolina Cantinho is Portuguese, has participated and won several awards in national and international competitions as a dancer and choreographer.


PHYSICAL CONDITIONING – intermediate / advanced level
Teacher Tatiane Tomazzoni

Any dancer, regardless of the type of dance he or she practices, can and should perform physical fitness classes to help achieve greater performance in their mode.

Physical Conditioning classes will be for those who practise Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Jazz.

The course will have three blocks.

Starting with three classes focused workforce, always with exercises designed to gain strength through specific exercises for dance practitioners working isometric strength, concentric and eccentric

Then there are three classes focused on muscular endurance, which will be worked in a similar way to the strength exercises of the first block, however, with variations of interval and number of repetitions varying their intensity.

Finally, four classes focus in flexibility, following the same way of working of the other blocks with specific exercises for dance practitioners varying ways of developing flexibility, active and passive.

Regardless of these divisions in all classes will be worked the three physical valences, but not as the main objective of the lesson.


Registration for Quorum Summer Dance 2020 edition is now open!


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