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Gaga/dancers Workshop with James Viveiros

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Mile Zero Dance Society (Spazio Performativo)

10816 95 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2E3

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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.

March 5-9
10:15-11:30 AM
Drop-in: $15 members, $20 non-members (available at the door)
Full week: $65

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About 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, 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.

About James Viveiros

James is a dancer, performer, choreographer, and certified GAGA teacher from Montreal. He graduated from the Grant MacEwan College Music Theatre and the Dance Programs.

A former member of COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD (CMC), he performed nationally and internationally for sixteen years. He has also collaborated with several Canadian companies and choreographers as an interpreter and creator. In 2009 James was a recipient of a Gemini award (lm and television) alongside 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 was awarded funding on two occasions from CALQ to become a certied Gaga teacher and studied with Batsheva under the direction of Bosmat Nossan and OhadNaharin in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Since June 2017, he has been working with New Dance Horizons (NDH) Creation Base, NDH/ Rouge-gorge as a guest artist where he teaches GAGA and dances in the creations of Robin Poitras and Edward Poitras. He also works as a rehearsal director for the Collective La Tresse. James is currently working on a new work that will premiere at Festival Quartiers Danses in Montreal 2018. His solo MELT (a prefix for a prayer), which received the Jury Prize for the innovative elegance and intelligence of his creation, will be performed in May in Regina as part ofthe NDH residency with the MacKenzie Gallerys exhibition, RE: Celebrating the Body.

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Mile Zero Dance Society (Spazio Performativo)

10816 95 Street

Edmonton, Alberta T5H 2E3

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