Gaga People in Amsterdam op alle niveaus
Gaga people is open to the general public and available for anyone at any age, without the necessity of previous experience.
Gaga people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.
Gaga people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.
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, and it continues to evolve today.
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. 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 it 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.
Tamir Eting is a graduate of the 'Maslool' – Professional Dance Program at Bikurey Ha’Itim’ Center, Tel Aviv. He danced in Batsheva Ensemble Dance Company for 3 years, there he worked with Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal and Hofesh Shechter. Eting is a Gaga teacher Since 2013 and today he is part of the SNDO (School For New Dance Development) BA program, at the Academy for Theater and Dance, AHK, Amsterdam.