Workshop Gaga

The Modern Theatre Dance Education offered in August-September 2013 a Gaga workshop for the second and third year MTD dance students. Gaga is the movement language developed by the Israeli contemporary choreographer Ohad Naharin. Besides Gaga, the students will also get a workshop in Naharin’s repertory.

Michal Sayfan, former dancer of the Ensemble and the Bathsheva Company, will lead the workshop at de Theaterschool. She is a senior teacher and has been artistic director of the Gaga intensive in Tel Aviv.

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.

“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

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