Ori Flomin is an independent choreographer, dancer and dance teacher based in New York City. His choreography has been presented in New York at Gibeny Dance, Dance Theater Workshop, PS122, Movement Research at Judson Church, DanceMopolitan at Joe’s Pub, and Dance New Amsterdam as well as internationally at venues in Austria, Japan, Norway, and Israel. He created commissioned work for Purchase Dance Company (2013), The Barnard Project at Dance Theater Workshop (2005 and 2010), The New School (2011), and The Dance School of Norway, (2009, 2011).
In January 2015 he premiered a collaborative duet With Swedish Choreographer Helena Franzen at Dansmuseet, Stockholm and continued performance through Sweden, Germany and New York.
Ori served as assistant to the Artistic Director of Stephen Petronio Dance Company, for which he also danced from 1991-1999, and for whom he continues to set work internationally. He also had the pleasure of dancing with Neil Greenberg, Molissa Fenley, Maria Hassabi, Kevin Wynn and Michael Clark among others.
Ori currently teaches at New York University and is on faculty at Movement Research and Gibney Dance Center in NYC. He has been a guest faculty at Princeton University, The New School, SUNY Purchase, Barnard College and Rutgers College in the USA and internationally for many companies, Festivals and schools such as ImpulsTanz( Vienna ), P.A.R.T.S.(Brussels), Sasha Waltz Company(Berlin), Culberg Ballet(Stockholm), SEAD (Salzburg ), London Contemporary School of Dance(London), Ballet de Lorraine (Nancy), DansCentrum (Stockholm), DansHallerne (Copenhagen), Joint Adventures Festival (Munich), Henny Juries Foundation (Amsterdam) and many more.
Class with Ori
Ori’s class encourages dancers to find freedom in their body and let go of sensations of tension or limitation. Through the class dancers will be able to maximise the use of the warmed-up body with its connection to space and gravity to increase their movement possibilities and take risks in their dancing. The warm-up moves smoothly from floor to standing with a strong focus on anatomy to strengthen connections of correct alignment with an increase of fluidity in the joints. Dancers will develop an understanding of the connections between their body and the floor, and how using weight, momentum and breath allows an exploration of physically full dancing with the least amount of muscular tension.
Ori is known to approach his class as a dialogue with the dancers and include the use of imagery and humor to allow the dancers to relate personally to the given material and find their own voice through the experience in class.