GAGA på PRODA!
GAGA to ganger på én uke!
Mandag 19. mars og torsdag 22. mars kl. 11.15-12.45 får vi besøk av Olivia Ancona på PRODA!
Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. After training at the Juilliard School, she joined the Batsheva Ensemble (2010-2012) under the direction of Ohad Naharin and returned to the main company in 2015. Olivia was a founding member of Sharon Eyal’s LEV, and has worked with Mats EK, Johan Inger, Wim Vandekeybus in the Royal Swedish Ballet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Eastman) and Luca Veggetti, amongst others. Most recently she was a guest with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and in the fall of 2016 danced, acted, and coached in the upcoming film, Suspiria. She is a certified gaga teacher and regularly teaches workshops and classes internationally, in addition to creating her own work. She is currently based out of Berlin.
The language of Gaga cultivated by Ohad Naharin director of Batsheva Dance Company, came from the belief in the ‘healing, dynamic, and ever-changing power of movement,’. Gaga help’s participants connect to their bodies and to various physical sensations. The improvisational nature of the class is guided by the teacher, who also participates, through a series of image-driven prompts. Participants are encouraged to explore their range between weakness and strength, awaken numb areas in the body and become aware of their habits. The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while enhancing our flexibility, agility, and coordination. In addition to delving into qualities such as texture, delicacy, and exaggeration, culminating in a multisensory and physically challenging experience.
Without mirrors or spectators, we will use this hour and fifteen minute opportunity to explore the principles of gaga, connecting to our imaginations and the pleasure of moving.