Gaga/people – Weekend + MovementResearch Workshop
This weekend consist of two parts: Gaga/people classes and MovementResearch Workshop with Ale Jara
Where: flowmotion dance company, Müllnergasse 23-25, 1090 Vienna, Austria
When: 12. &. 13. September 2020
Deadline for applications: 10.September 2020
GAGA, movement language created by Ohah Naharin, choreographer, and artistic director of Batsheva company. 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.
The Gaga classes will be followed by the MovementResearch and composition workshop. During the research we are going to go deeper into specific elements of the Gaga language and the use of imaginary to create textures in our bodies. The listening of our bodies will be the key to allow ourselves to let things happen to us. The work will be individual, in duos and even with the whole group. This workshop is great for dancers and non dancers.
Saturday & Sunday°:
Gaga/people Class: 10:00h – 11:00h
MovementResearch Workshop part 1: 11:15h – 12:45h
Gaga/dancers Class: 13:15-14:30h
Alejandra Jara (Ale)
Performer, choreographer, dance teacher and certified GAGA teacher based in Cologne.
Alejandra was born in Paraguay, and is currently living in Cologne, Germany. After her training in classical ballet and Contemporary Dance in Asunción, she joined the National Ballet of Paraguay in 1999. With the company she performed for 9 years nationally and internationally working with various choreographers. Thereafter she studied for a trimester at the Instituto Superior de Bellas Artes in Cuba. In 2011, she finished her MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University and in 2012 she became a Certified Gaga Teacher in Israel. Alejandra has received several awards, including the UNESCO Scholarship, and the FULBRIGHT Scholarship.
more about Gaga you find here: www.gagapeople.com
Ohad Naharins‘ short explanation of what we do in a Gaga-Class:
“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.”
The Gaga/people classes and the MovementResearchWorkshop are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed. Because of the inspirations we get from each other and the amazing setting of Gaga well dance-experienced people up to professional dancers are VERY WELCOME!
TAKE CARE TO ARRIVE 15MINUTES BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS! NO ENTRANCE FOR LATE-COMERS. THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING THAT RULE!
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Costs for participants: Quick-Bird-Price: 95,00€; Normal-Price: 120,00€; One Gaga/people Class (Saturday or Sunday at 10h): 22,00€
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