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ILM open day

Thursday 9th November 2023

Welcome to the Ilan Lev Method (ILM) open day. The Method brings an explosion of movement, life force energy, playful provocation, and joy to the body. This creates the environment in which the body’s natural ability to heal itself can arise. We discover optimal range of motion, efficiency of effort, and a new understanding of ourselves, through play.

In this free open day event we will explore two aspects of the method:

Movement class – a practice we do together to explore the body and discover it trough our own movements. 

Quickie session – a short version of the full session, meant to give a taste of the possibilities the method can provide. (Given by experienced practitioners) 

Day schedule: Thursday Nov 9th

09:30 – Movement class

10:30 – Quickies 

12:30 – Q & A 

This is a free event, you are welcome to join and invite your friends! 

More info and registration:

Ady – 0658859045

For more information about the method in The Hague: ilanlevmethod.nl

ILM Movement classes 

I’m very excited to introduce ILM movement classes in The Hague.

On October 31st we will start eight days of movement classes in CLOUD/danslab. You can join individual classes, or attend all eight days (as a mini course if you like).

What are ILM movements classes?

Movement lessons in the Ilan Lev method enable us to move with increased ease and efficiency. The classes aid in minimizing effort and unlocking the fluidity of movement within the body – allowing us to breathe freely and release accumulated tensions.

In these movement classes, we scan fundamental body functions and the way movement passes through them. This offers us possibilities to expand our range of motion and delve endlessly into the exploration of movement.

Here are the ILM movement class dates:

Tuesday 31st Oct: 10:00-11:30

Wednesday 1st Nov: 10:00-11:30

Thursday 2nd Nov: 10:00-11:30

Friday 3rd Nov: 12:00-13:30

Saturday 4th Nov: NO CLASS

Sunday 5th Nov: 11:30-13:00

Monday 6th Nov: 10:00-11:30

Tuesday 7th Nov: 10:00-11:30

Wednesday 8th Nov: 09:00-10:00



Constant Rebecqueplein 20-B, 2518 RA Den Haag, Netherlands

Price list:

Single class 15€

4 classes or more: 10€ (per class)

All 8 classes 75€

  • Drop in possible 
  • ILM practitioners are welcome to join the full day of Module 1 – for details talk with Ady directly

For questions and registration:

Ady Elzam +31658859045



About the facilitator:

Ady Elzam is an ILM practitioner since 2011, he trained with Ilan in Israel for several years before becoming an assistant in the certification course. Ady has been teaching ILM Movement classes and giving individual treatments for more than 13 years.

Ady is trained as a professional dancer, he draws a lot of inspiration from the artistic world of instant dance/movement. He is particularly interested in the link between the freedom of movement and the quality of life.

Contact Improvisation Intensive: Dancing the Unknown

This intensive experience is designed to expand your physical and sensory awareness, embrace vulnerability, and dive into the art of dancing the unknown.

Open to participants of all levels, this workshop creates a supportive and adventurous space for exploration and self-discovery. You will be guided through a series of exercises, improvisations, and explorations that will challenge and inspire you.

Throughout the workshop, we will explore themes such as trust-building, risk-taking, and deepening connections. The approach, influenced by various somatic practices, blends technique and creativity to unlock your full expressive potential.

The exercises will be ranging from structured explorations to open-ended improvisations. By breaking down specific skills and techniques, we allow for focused practice and expansion of your movement vocabulary. Through playful experimentation and deep embodiment, you will discover new possibilities in movement and connection.

We will be immersed in an atmospheric soundscape carefully curated to enhance your journey. Long tracks, ambient melodies, and moments of structured silence will deepen your connection to the physical sensations and emotions that arise during the practice.

Two days of a deep dive into the experience of CI:
Saturday July 1st | 12:30 – 17:30
Sunday July 2nd | 12:30 – 17:30

A beautiful studio space in The Hague:
CLOUD at danslab – De Constant Rebecqueplein 20-B, 2518 RA Den Haag, The Netherlands.

I encourage you to join us for the whole experience:
90€ for both days (50€ for one day)

Ady – +31 6 58859045
WhatsApp Direct Message:
or email: office@adyelzam.com

About the facilitator:
Ady Elzam was introduced to Contact Improvisation in 2006 while in dance training and immediately fell in love with the practice. He draws inspiration from various somatic practices, including Feldenkris and the Ilan Lev Method, Ady brings a rich understanding of the body-mind connection to his facilitation.

Ady’s teaching style is rooted in improvisation and adaptability, allowing him to respond to the needs and interests of the participants. With a focus on cultivating trust, embracing vulnerability, and expanding creativity, Ady guides students to unlock new dimensions of their physicality and deepen their understanding of Contact Improvisation. His approach is characterised by a playful exploration of disorientation, pushing the boundaries of the unknown, and tapping into the innate wisdom of the body.

As a facilitator, Ady believes in creating a safe environment where participants feel free to explore their movement, their bodies, and their interactions with others. He prioritises the establishment of trust and safety with dance partners, enabling participants to take risks together and experience the transformative power of Contact Improvisation. Ady’s classes and workshops are characterised by a deep sense of connection, authenticity, and the exploration of inner silence and togetherness.

Falling into the unknown: contact & improvisation workshop

In this contact improvisation class, we will explore the concept of surrendering to the unknown. We will investigate the sensation of falling from one axis to another, and inquire into what happens in the space between those falls.

By practicing being in the unknown, we will discover new possibilities for movement and connection with our dance partners. We will also delve into the idea of finding balance within imbalance, and how this can lead to a deeper sense of trust and collaboration in our dance.

Throughout the class, we will cultivate a willingness to be without answers, and embrace the journey of discovery that arises from surrendering to the present moment.

All levels of experience are welcome, so come with an open mind and a desire to explore the depths of movement and connection. See you on the dance floor!

About the facilitator:
Ady Elzam is a dancer from Israel based in Den Haag. Ady studied and danced with Vertigo dance company, Dede dance and a few more dance groups in Israel. He trained extensively in CI and Instant composition with many of the leading teachers in the field. Ady is curious especially around the question of what is improvisation and how can we engage with it. As a teacher he likes to present his students with the unknown..

Sunday 23rd April – 13:00-18:00

CLOUD/danslab studio

Fee: 50€

Registration: Ady – +31 6 58859045

Join us for this unique opportunity to explore the practice of contact improvisation in a safe and supportive environment!