LAURA TOMA | GAGA/DANCERS
Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the Artistic Director of the Batsheva Dance Company, and is part of the company’s daily training regime. This class is open to professional dancers and advanced dance students aged 16 and over. Gaga/dancers classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but include specific vocabulary that are part and parcel to a dancer’s knowledge.
The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks 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, while enriching their movement quality with a wide range of textures. 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.
Born in Romania and raised in Ottawa, Canada, Laura Toma is a contemporary dance artist living in Montréal.
- From June 7 to 11, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. (Monday to Friday). Open to artists of all disciplines, bilingual teacher. Capacity: 13 people, priority for full week attendance!