February 2018



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18 Sep - 30 Sep 17

YARAT Freestyle & Dance Ability Azerbaijan company invites everyone to take part in “Dance Ability - Inclusive Dance” workshop with Nigar Sultanova-Yildirim.

Workshop will be held from 18 to 30 September at YARAT Contemporary Art Centre and will be finalized with the live performance by the dance crew. 

Supported by: Rapid Solutions 

DanceAbility BREAKING OFF SEPARATION – is a unique dance methodology open to everyone - for experienced and less experienced dancers, for people with and without disabilities. It was found by Alito Alessi and Karen Nelson in the US, 1987. It grew out of the movement of contact improvisation. Alito Alessi has developed the method while working with mix abilities group of people who have attended classes from all over the world over the last 30 years. DanceAbility is an international organization with number of projects in different countries and over 500 teachers worldwide. At the moment DanceAbility independent affiliates exists in Austria, Azerbaijan, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico & Uruguay. 

DanceAbility helps develop sensory awareness, intuition, creative process, listening and connection. This in turn creates community, inclusion and a sense of wellbeing. Classes are fun and give each person the opportunity to express their individuality. The classes are suitable for everybody; professional & non-professional dancers, visual impairments, hearing impairments, mental disabilities & any person who is interested to explore their own body and try different way of communication. 


Age Requirement: 16 years & older

Please fill the registration form here: 


DEADLINE for applications: September 15, 2017

Free admission.

Please take with you comfortable cloths for dance & small towel.

Workshop Schedule:

18th September 2017 > time 7.30pm – 10pm

20th September 2017 > time 7.30pm – 10pm 

23rd September 2017 > time 12.30pm – 3 pm

25th September 2017 > time 7.30pm – 10pm

28th September 2017 > time 7.30pm – 10pm

30th September >  time 12. 30 – 2.30 pm


The workshop will explore different movement qualities & spontaneous acts. Tools of DanceAbility method will be given to improvise & find intuitive/impulsive approaches to movement creation. A typical DanceAbility class begins with participants relaxing their bodies and focusing their attention on the inner sensations of their body. The participants are guided into movement so they can follow their desires and interests and allow their body to speak. Once the body is warmed up exercises are done in duets, trios or the whole group. Instead of using words we use the language of the body to communicate. Each class is uniquely structured for the people who attend so everyone is included. The classes are structured in a way that we are all given an opportunity to learn from each other, experience relativity and will result in your own composition. To really understand DanceAbility you need to experience it.

Nigar Sultanova-Yildirim was born in Baku, 1983, last seven years lived in Turkey.  She attended Azeri Folk & World Dance classes during her study at “Nesreddin Tusi Gymnasium” in 1990 – 1998. Nigar graduated from Baku Slavic University, Russian Language and Literature in 2007.  She worked in Hyatt Hotels Baku between 2003-2008. She moved to Turkey and studied Cuban Popular Dances from Choreographer Willian Baigoria Diaz in Istanbul, 2010. She graduated from Latin American Dance Program in Tolga Han Dance School in Istanbul, 2011. She went to Cuba to study Cuban Modern & Popular Dances in "Danza Contemporanea de Cuba" Company in Havana, 2014. From 2012 till 2015 she conducted Caucasian and Cuban Dance classes at annual “Misirli Ahmet Rhythm & Art Camp” in Turkey. In 2015 she performed in "1915 Geçilmez 2015" Dance/Theatre/Multimedia project and worked as a choreographer in "Ömer Bin Hattab" theatre play. Nigar worked as a Music Coordinator in “Music & Memory” project which was co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union in 2015-2017. She graduated from “DanceAbility Teacher Certification Program” which was taught by Alito Alessi in “ImPulsTanz” International Dance Festival in Vienna, 2016 & in July, 2017 she founded DanceAbility Azerbaijan company in Baku.  The mission of company is to bring people together with and without disabilities through dance and movement.