Gaga: The Movement Language of Ohad Naharin

Gaga: The Movement Language of Ohad Naharin | June 25-July 8

Program Directors and Artist Faculty appointed by Ohad Naharin, to be announced.

With Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva – The Young Ensemble onsite as Festival artists, dancers will gain direct connections to the intent and expressive powers of Gaga; recognized worldwide as a rigorous and empowering language.

Two former Batsheva Dance Company members, now Gaga senior instructors, will guide this multi-sensory, physically challenging, two-week immersive experience for dancers to discover the many and varied nuances of their moving bodies and imaginations.

Each day will begin with a Gaga/dancers class, similar to the ones given to the Batsheva Dance Company. Repertory rehearsals will require applying Gaga principles to deeply research and embody Naharin’s choreography. A Gaga Methodics session concludes the day for dancers to deepen their research and ability to use and understand fundamental elements of the language. Each week features a master class and career-building discussion with Festival artists, including one with Mr. Naharin. Open Rehearsals for Festival audiences will be held on the iconic outdoor Inside/Out stage on Saturdays, June 30 and July 7.

Dancers live onsite and attend Festival performances held on three stages, public talks by artists and scholars, view exhibits, and research dance interests and assignments in the Jacob’s Pillow Archives throughout this dance-immersive experience.