Alongside creating and performing, Yotam Peled leads workshops and is engaged as a guest teacher in several European institutions.
Throughout the past 10 years, inspired by his background in circus, martial arts and contemporary dance, Yotam has been developing an approach to movement and creation which brings together high risk and physicality, efficiency and release of energy, and sensitive performativity. As a teacher he is interested in creating a space for transformation for the participants, in which both pushing boundaries and embracing restrictions can coexist.
His main interest is in deconstructing the body from its known human biomechanics and patterns, by isolating body parts and surfaces, moving in challenging directions, and exploring unconventional patterns inspired by textures and poetic images.
His movement method is an exploration of the virtuosity of the body and the potential to take risks through testing different forms of mobility, integrating movement sequences from different movement methods, such as Yoga, Tai-Chi, and Flying-Low, aiming to prepare our core and build our relation to the floor, taking inspiration from the element of water.
The sessions focus on expanding technical skills, learning to approach the floor with ease, and travel the space through the release of energy and effective dynamics. Yotam often shares aspects and materials of his creation while teaching, and adapts the content based on the background of the participants, from non-dancers to professionals.
Yotam is a guest teacher in Dock11 Berlin, Acapa / Fontys University of Arts Tilburg, and Art Factory International Bologna. He organizes private seminars 3-4 times a year in Berlin.