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.
Erez started his dance training as a member of local companies including Hora Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Tap Dance Company, and he received several Sharett scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation as well as a grant from the Ministry of Culture and Education. A graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance’s high school, he joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 2002 and danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 2005-2012, rejoining the troupe from 2017. At Batsheva, he performed in repertory by Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Yasmeen Godder and premiered his own choreography in several Batsheva Dancers Create programs.
Erez began teaching Gaga in 2003 and has taught throughout Israel and around the world. He is currently an independent dancer and creator as well as a certified therapist in the Ilan Lev method.
Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. Naharin channeled his lifelong curiosity about movement into a concerted, dynamic research that took form as Gaga. Classes were first made available to the general public in 2001, and in 2002, at the request of Batsheva’s dancers, Naharin’s movement language became the main daily training for the company. Naharin continues to research and develop Gaga daily. Classes are offered to the general public around the world,
Gaga/people classes offer a framework for users to connect to their bodies and imaginations, experience physical sensations, improve their flexibility and stamina, exercise their agility and explosive power, and enjoy the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. 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 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.
Throughout the class, participants are guided by a series of evocative instructions deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation. Rather than turning from one prompt to another, 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. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga.
are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. Classes last approximately one hour.
170 SEK per class when buying single classes at the venue.
OBS! Ta igen och Dansa-kort gäller ej.