Gaga: The Movement Language of Ohad Naharin

Gaga: The Movement Language of Ohad Naharin

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 rigorous and empowering movement research.

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 study and ability to use and understand fundamental elements of the research. 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.

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.

For 25 dancers at a professional or advanced pre-professional level, age 18 and up.

2018 Gaga Workshop Dates & Locations

New York, NY

Pre-Registration fee: $15 | Walk-In fee: $20
Pre-registration is only possible when you complete and submit your Program Application.
Download the PDF at the top of this page for more details.

New York, NY
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Jan 27, 2018

Registration/Warm-up: 6-6:45pm
Workshop: 7-8pm
Q&A: 8-8:30pm

New York, NY
The Ailey Studios at The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

Registration/Warm-up: 11:45-12:30pm
Workshop: 12:45-1:45pm
Q&A: 1:45-2:15pm

New York, NY
Mark Morris Dance Center
Saturday, Mar 24, 2018

Registration/Warm-up: 4:45-5:30pm
Workshop: 5:45-6:45pm
Q&A: 6:45-7:15pm

Los Angeles, CA

Pre-Registration fee: $15 | Walk-In fee: $20
Pre-registration is only possible when you complete and submit your Program Application.
Download the PDF at the top of this page for more details.

Los Angeles, CA
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Sunday, Feb 11, 2018

Registration/Warm-up: 2:45-3:30pm
Workshop: 3:45-4:45pm
Q&A: 4:45-5:15pm

EXPLORE GAGA

Batsheva Dance Company made its Pillow debut in 1995. View their 2004 performance of Deca Dance on Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive.

WATCH HERE