Master Class // Workshop // Research Project

of(f) rhythm

for Dancers


Dancers & Musicians


NEXT WORKSHOP!!!! 5th of October 2021 at the 45th LEIPZIGER JAZZTAGE *BODY TIME* with a Performance afterwards at 18:30 

Naïma Mazic & Haggai Cohen-Milo »of(f) rhythm«


Beats, Offbeats, Triplets, Polyrhythms– dancer and choreographer Naïma Mazic has been working intensively for years on the exchange between dancers and musicians. Together with composer and musician Haggai Cohen-Milo they have been researching on how jazz musicians and dancers can communicate through rhythm and developed a workshop together.

This class will allow the participants to experience the possible versatility of rhythm in dance, and how it can function as it is does in Jazz music. The warm-up of Naïma Mazic will give an insight into the world of House and Swing Dance and Haggai will be guiding with his double bass.

Naïma Mazic developed the Workshop/ Master Class OF(F) RHYTHM from her research over the last years in collaboration with the Jazz Musician Haggai Cohen-Milo. Together they have been teaching in various cities and are constantly refining their teaching methods. The Workshop is open for dancers and musicians and focuses on the transdisciplinary work between dance and music, between tools of contemporary dance and those of Jazz.

nim ImPulstanz WS2019
nim ImPulstanz WS2019


OF(F) Rhythm Workshops/Master Classes took place in: 

Vienna, ImPulsTanz

Hamburg, K3 Tanzplan

Paris, CND

New York, Mark Morris Dance Center

Berlin, KULE

Havanna, Fábrica del Arte

Brussels, P.A.R.T.S

Tel Aviv


The work is mostly based on rhythm:

Naïma: “More and more I understood how important it is for dancers to have control over the rhythmic grid and therefore to not only be a follower of the music, but also to become a leader. We need to go away from automatization and tendencies, especially towards the 8 count, therefore being able to open up to uncommon and overlapping meters and rhythms in dance. This raised the question: How can the pulse and the responsibility for the pulse be shared between dancers and musicians?”

infectious / Helga Danek
infectious / Helga Danek