Gaga classes at Nod 2021 - 22
Since June 2012 NOD has been collaborating with Gaga® People of Tel Aviv for the propagation of the Gaga language, as a fundamental complement to the student who faces the world of professionalism.
Gaga is a language created by the resident choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin.
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE PROGRAM 2022
Gaga 5 days € 100
Gaga single class € 23
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During his tenure as artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin channeled his lifelong curiosity about movement into a concerted, dynamic research that took form as Gaga. Weekly classes with the troupe’s dancers in the 1990s served as a significant laboratory, and after a member of Batsheva’s wardrobe staff approached Naharin in 1998, he embarked on a parallel research process with the company’s office workers, friends, and family. Classes were first made available to the general public in 2001, and in 2002, at the request of Batsheva’s dancers, Naharin’s movement language became the main daily training for the company. Naharin coined the name Gaga in 2003, and he continues to research and develop Gaga daily. Classes are offered to the public in Israel and around the world in two main tracks: Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers.
Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures. The classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar skills with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well, unlocking the endlessness of possibilities. Dancers are guided to connect their effort to pleasure and to discover the virtue of silliness.
Gaga/dancers classes are open to dancers and advanced dance students ages 16+. Classes last between an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.