Gaga/dancers at the Dance House
A week long Gaga movement workshop with Erez Zohar
Where: Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales (UK)
When: 5-9th December 2016, 10.00 – 13.30pm
Deadline for applications: 31st October (Early bird price available until 30th September)
Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement.
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.
Gaga/dancers is open to professional dancers and dance students.
“We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” – Ohad Naharin
About the Tutor:
Erez started his dance training as a member of local companies including Hora Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Tap Dance Company, and he received several Sharett scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation as well as a grant from the Ministry of Culture and Education. A graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance’s high school, he joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 2002 and danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 2005-2012. At Batsheva, he performed in repertory by Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Yasmeen Godder and premiered his own choreography in several Batsheva Dancers Create programs.
Erez began teaching Gaga in 2003 and has taught throughout Israel and around the world. He is currently an independent dancer and creator as well as a certified therapist in the Ilan Lev method.
How to apply go to http://www.ndcwales.co.uk/en/get-involved/dance/gaga-dancers/ and pay
Costs for participants £200, but early bird price of £180 available until end of September