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August 2018 | Gaga Classes - Canada

Gaga Classes

Addo would like to provide the public with a general overview of the gaga classes. The link provided displays both gaga dancer and gaga people classes.

August 2018 | Gaga Classes - Canada

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August 2018 | Gaga Classes - Canada

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GAGA/PEOPLE CLASSES

August 2nd
, (7:15 PM to 8:15 PM) - Guy Shomroni

August 4th, (7:15 PM to 8:15 PM) - Guy Shomroni

August 5th, (11:00 AM to 12:00 PM) - Alvin Collantes

August 7th, (7:15 PM  8:15 PM) - Amy Morrow

August 8th, (7:15 PM to 8:15 PM) - Alvin Collantes

August 9th, (7:15 PM  8:15 PM) - Amy Morrow

August 11th, (10:00 AM to 11:00 AM) - Alvin Collantes

GAGA/DANCER CLASSES

August 2nd
, (10:15 PM to 11:30 AM) - Alvin Collantes

August 4th, (10:15 PM to 11:30 AM) - Guy Shomroni

August 5th, (10:15 PM to 11:30 AM) - Alvin Collantes

August 7th, (10:15 PM to 11:30 AM) - Amy Morrow

August 8th, (10:15 PM to 11:30 AM) - Alvin Collantes

August 9th, (10:15 PM to 11:30 AM) - Amy Morrow

August 11th, (10:15 PM to 11:30 AM) - Alvin Collantes

Sold Out

Class Information

Addo Platform would like to invite the Vancouver Community to our Gaga classes. Our Gaga classes will be lead by international and national artists.

GAGA PEOPLE
Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed - professional dancers are also welcomed.

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 DANCER
Gaga/dancers classes are open to professional dancers or advanced dance students ages 16+.

These classes last for an hour and fifteen minutes and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Gaga/dancers classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga/dancers 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, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.


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Alvin Collantes

Alvin is a certified Gaga teacher, photographer and dance artist based in Toronto, Canada. He completed the Gaga Teacher’s Training Course in 2018 under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan. During the course, he participated in Gaga intensives and took company classes at Batsheva Dance Company under the artistic mentorship of Ohad Naharin.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management & Organizational Studies specializing in Finance and Administration at Western University, Canada. His work has been featured in numerous shows including International Dance Day, Toronto’s Original Choreographer’s Ball, Toronto Fringe Festival, Nuit Blanche Toronto. Alvin also produces dance events including “Short Dances”, Night Swim, The Workshop Room and Special Gaga/People & Gaga/Dancers classes in Ontario.

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Guy Shomroni

Guy began dancing with the Batsheva Ensemble in 2001 and joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 2004, where he worked with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Yasmeen Godder. He also created ten original short pieces for Batsheva’s annual Dancers Create evening.  In 2013 he served as Ohad Naharin’s assistant for the creation process of The Hole and in 2015 for the creation of Last Work. Since leaving Batsheva in 2012, Guy and his long-time colleague Yaniv Avraham, also a former Batsheva dancer, have collaborated on two projects.  In June 2014 they presented Kuntz, a duet danced by themselves, at the Zira Festival in Jerusalem.  In November 2014 the pair premiered a work entitled Vellum, created for 8 dancers, in Moscow.

In 2015 Guy again served as assistant to Ohad Naharin, setting his work Minus 16 on the Nürnberg Ballet and Ballet Zurich.  Guy has been teaching Gaga internationally since 2002. 

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Amy Morrow

Amy Morrow is a teacher, choreographer, & consultant & founder of AM Arts. She launched the TBX [ Toolbox Series ]to provide professional workshops & collaborations with international choreographers in Austin, Texas. Amy is a certified Gaga Teacher.