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Workshop (Edmonton): Mile Zero Dance presents James Viveiros (Gaga/dancers)

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Workshop (Edmonton): Mile Zero Dance presents James Viveiros (Gaga/dancers)

 

Mile Zero Dance (MZD) is thrilled to have James Viveiros leading a Gaga/dancers workshop from November 20-24.

Gaga/dancers is open to professional dancers and dance students.

Gaga/dancers classes are open to professional dancers or advanced dance students ages 16+. These classes last for an hour and fifteen minutes and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Gaga/dancers 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 movements 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. 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.

Gaga is a movement language, which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today.

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.

The full week of classes is $65 with drop-in’s for $20. Tickets can be bought online at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mile-zero-dance-presents-james-viveiros-gagadancers-workshop-tickets-37887317988

 

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