GAGA a movement language/research, developed by Ohad Naharin (former artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company), is a 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 class (75 min) followed by Choreography (45 min) will be taught by Natalia Iwaniec, in Dance Studio 2, 4th floor. This class is suitable for professional dancers and dancers with extensive dance/movement experience, 16+ years.
NOTE: START AT 10.00am (sharp!!!), NO LATE ENTRY POSSIBLE FOR THE GAGA/DANCERS CLASS!!!
Arrive with time to get changed for a relaxed and prompt start.
GAGA/PEOPLE class, (1 hour), START at 12.30 - 13.30pm. This class is suitable for everyone who wants to explore movement. No previous experience needed, no age or ability restriction. Come with your curiosity and explore your dance.
Address: Hamilton House, Dance Studio 2, 4th floor, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY
Contact: Di: 0781 - 8807 981, email@example.com
About Natalia who is a freelance dancer, choreographer and GAGA teacher based in London. She graduated from GAGA Teachers Training in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2012. Since then she has been teaching in many international dance festivals, for example International Dance Week Budapest or Zawirowania in Warsaw, companies like NDCWALES or Cracov Dance Theater and facilitated many open workshops all over the world.
In last two years Natalia is developing her own voice as a choreographer. Just in 2018 she created two performances, one for Drama Theater Company in Torun, Poland, called BIG SKY and another one LUCE for StudioXL in Reggio Nel'Emilia, Italy.
“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