GAGA people i MALMÖ
med Kari Vig Petersen
Gaga is the movement research that was developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga was originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations.
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.
Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration. Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and they are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort. The movement research of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.
No previous dance or movement experience necessary. Classes are 60 mins long.
KARI VIG PETERSEN: Kari is a dancer and dance teacher living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds her bachelor degree in dance from Iceland Academy of the Arts. Kari participated in the Gaga Teacher Training Program in Tel Aviv, where she trained under Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari and Ohad Naharin. She became a certified Gaga teacher in 2019. She is currently teaching Gaga for both dancers and non-dancers in Copenhagen, Denmark and Norway.
Antal platser: 10
Föranmälan/platsbekräftelse krävs p.ga. rådande omständigheter med Covid-19. Platserna kommer prioriteras professionella skådespelare.
A collaboration between Teateralliansen, ilDance, Danscentrum Syd and Dansalliansen.
Onsdagar: Vecka 14-18
Middle studio, Teatercentrum Malmö