Teaching

Gaga is the movement language that was developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company.  The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement.

 Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations.  The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience.  While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment.  Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with the language. 

Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination.  The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration.  Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and they are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort.  The language of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.

Classes
Dec 2020
Creation for third year students
École de danse contemporaine de Montréal   (info coming soon)
Sept - Dec  2020
Mouvement for actors
École de national de théâtre du Canada, Montréal, Canada
Ongoing monthly classes
GAGA/People
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Sept - Dec  2019
Mouvement for actors
École de national de théâtre du Canada, Montréal, Canada
Oct 28 - 31  2019
GAGA/Danseurs

Studio par B.L.eux   5425 avenue Casgrain, bureau 200

Montréal, Canada

10:00am/11:15am

March 2019
Les danses à deux temps
École de danse contemporaine de Montréal 
Dec 2-6  2019
Gaga/People
Studio 303

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