$18 – $35

Gaga with James Viveiros

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Allsaints Event Space (Bate Hall)

10 Blackburn Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1N 6P9

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Presented by Alvin Collantes, we are proud to provide you Special Gaga/People classes with James Viveiros, a Montreal-based dance artist who is a Certified Gaga Teacher and former member of La Compagnie Marie Chouinard.

For this event, we are only limiting the capacity to 40 people each class. Please register as soon as possible by buying your tickets online. Don't miss this very rare opportunity! It is recommend to purchase both tickets if you are interested in learning more about the language. Each class will vary depending on the space, people and the research.

Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.

Gaga/people classes are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class. Sign in is 30 minutes before class and cool down is 15 minutes after class

Early Bird Tickets limited to 10 people only.

JUNE 15, 2018 (Friday)
5:30pm - 6:45pm Gaga/People Class

JUNE 16, 2018 (Saturday)
5:30pm - 6:45pm Gaga/People Class

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What is Gaga?

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.

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.

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ABOUT JAMES:

James Viveiros is a graduate of both the Grant MacEwan College Music Theatre and Dance Programs in Edmonton Alberta. He is a former company member of LA COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD (CMC) from the fall of 1999 to the summer of 2016. For the past seventeen years, James has performed in contemporary dance festivals around the world. He has also worked with HOP Martha Carter, Suzanne Miller and Alvin Pavio productions, Movement 7, The Brian Webb Dance Company, Edmonton Opera, The Citadel Theatre, Workshop West and Leave it to Jane Theatre. He has been seen in works by Tania Alvarado, Martha Carter, Tony Chong, Dominic Porte. In 2009 James was a recipient of a Gemini award (film and television) along side the other company members of CMC, for best performance in a Performing Arts Program or series for bODY_rEMIX/ les_vARIATIONS_gOLDBERG, by CMC. James solo “MELT” ( a prefix for a prayer ) premiered this September 2017 in Montreal and won a jury prize of the festival. He also has worked as a rehearsal director and choreographic assistant to Collective La Tresse. In 2015 to 2017, he was awarded funding on two occasions from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec (CALQ) to become a certified Gaga teacher and studied with Batsheva under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nissan and mentorship of Ohad Naharin in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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