Gaga master class

Bærum Kulturhus

16. October - Kl 14.00


Gaga/Naharin is a movement language developed over the last decade by Ohad Naharin, Batsheva’s long-time artistic director, in the Batsheva studios. This expressive and dynamic movement language is used daily by dancers of the Batsheva Dance Company and Batsheva Ensemble as the basis for their distinctive technique.

Gaga offers a new way to reach a deeper knowledge and understanding of one’’s self via the body and its movement. The technique requires the participant to be alert, quick, flexible, imaginative and dexterous in the use of his or her body. Essentially, Gaga increases one’’s understanding of the body’s weaknesses and strengths, as well as its response to them. Through Gaga, one works to breakdown physical barriers to reach a greater comprehension and control of instinctive movements. Via Gaga one is able to deconstruct the decisions of the conscience and sub-conscience.

Ultimately, Gaga empowers the experiences of pleasure, stillness, positivism, and happiness. The Gaga movement language is a tool that can be utilized by dancers and non-dancers alike.