3 - 7 August 2020
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.
Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director (1990-2018) of Batsheva Dance Company.
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, 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.
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 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.
Photo: Gadi Dagon
Lee Brummer is an independent choreographer, international guest teacher and educator as well as the co Founder and Associate Director of Gothenburg based dance company, ilDance.
As a performer she danced with the Bat Dor Dance Company (Israel), The Emanuel Gat Dance Company (Israel) and with various independent choreographers across Europe. She has worked as choreographer's assistant in a variety of dance productions and musicals in Sweden and abroad. Brummer completed her BA-Dance and teaching degree at The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance and has studied psychology, theatre and pilates alongside her career as a dancer and choreographer.
Over the years Brummer has been teaching and working with companies such as: DV8, Australian Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, National Dance Company Wales, The Israeli Ballet and Norrdans to name a few. Additionally she has been guest teaching open professional classes and at universities and schools worldwide and workings as a mentor for young and emerging artists. Brummer has been choreographing her own work within different structures since 2010. Today her teaching practise is composed of anatomical and physical exploration which is dedicated to discovering ones individuality, originality and capacity within their own body.
Brummer teaches ballet, contemporary, pilates and the Gaga Movement language. In her choreographic practise, text and spoken word have become extremely influential both within the process and in the final version of the work on stage. Additionally, Brummer has worked as a producer, project manager and facilitator of various artistic projects and events within Sweden and internationally.
Emma Rozgoni was born in Sweden and holds her BA degree in dance from the National Academy of Arts, Oslo. After years of researching Gaga, with Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company, freelancing and performing in Amsterdam and Israel, and a year at the Gaga Teacher Program, Emma became a certified teacher of the movement language in 2012. Emma's teaching resume includes GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Cullbergbaletten, Carte Blanche Dance Company, Skånes Dance Theatre, Iceland University of the Arts, Dans- and Teateralliansen among others. Emma is also co-manager and initiator of ‘Metamorphosis- Improvisation and Movement Research Festival.’ in Ytterjärna, Sweden.
|Ledare||Lee Brummer och Emma Rozgoni|
|Tider||12.00 - 13.15|
|Antal dagar||5 dagar|
|Plats||Hallen Farsta (Hus O)|