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GAGA.DANCERS CLASS with Anoushka Jago

GAGA.DANCERS CLASS with Anoushka Jago
Time Time

3:45-5pm

Date Date
23rd July
Price Price

£12

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director (1990-2018) of Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga originated from Naharin’s need to communicate with his dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and 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/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. The 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 skills 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, unlocking the endlessness of possibilities. Dancers are guided to connect their effort to pleasure and to discover the virtue of silliness.
Information about the class:
Gaga/dancers classes are open to dancers and advanced dance students ages 16+.


LATE-COMERS WILL BE NOT ALLOWED IN ONCE THE CLASS START

Bio

Anoushka was born in South East London. She began her training at the Centre for Advanced Training at Trinity Laban and the National Youth Dance Company, where she worked with Akram Khan and Andrej Petrovic to create and tour ‘The Rashomon Effect’. The following year she studied on the Foundation Course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, and was simultaneously a member of WatkinsDance Associates. She then travelled to Israel, attending the International Dance Journey Programme with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and shortly afterwards to Italy, where she danced at Nuova Officina della Danza (NOD). She returned to England in 2017 to become a member of JV2 under the direction of Marilena Dara and David Lloyd, and toured pieces by Jasmin Vardimon, Yung Kung Song and André Rebelo. She has also performed in works by Rami Be’er, Botis Seva, Olga Stetsyuk and Megan Doheny and collaborates with Hadassah Perry.

Anoushka graduated from the Gaga Teacher Training Programme in 2020, under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari and Ohad Naharin.

A lover of adventure, and curious about the process of discovering more- be that physically, artistically or personally, Anoushka hopes to create a generous environment where participants feel deeply cared for yet hugely pushed.

FLYING LOW & PASSING THROUGH with Irene Cioni

FLYING LOW & PASSING THROUGH with Irene Cioni
Time Time

2-4pm

Date Date
24th July
Price Price

£20

Flying Low

This technique will teach you how to go into and out of the earth rapidly and efficiently. Based on the principle of the spiral, it encourages the practice of following pathways in a curve, enabling the whole body to travel down and up (or vice versa). Each participant will learn the foundations, with an emphasis simultaneously on their individual approach and their connection with the whole group. Once connected, we practise fast and with loud music.

Flying low is a technique initiated and developed by David Zambrano. Irene practises with him regularly at his Art Centre in Brussels. Her method of teaching this technique tries to be as true as possible to Zambrano’s original teachings. Focusing particularly on curves and spirals with Irene, you will become an expert in effortlessness and elegance.

Passing Through

Passing Through is an improvisation-based group technique where participants learn how to make instantaneous performance. You will practise mastering your own presence in the space, and travelling in small, medium and large pathways. What is a pause, an arrival and a departure; an entrance and an exit? Whether in a large or small group, in a couple or even solo, the practice has clear, consistent directions and rules. Participants develop an ability to think with the mind of the whole group. Sharpening this lightening-quick response-ability allows the collective to be the star of the show. Dancers, choreographies, space, audiences, individuals’ pasts, presents and futures: all come together. Irene’s preferred way of practising this session is with a live DJ.

Bio

Irene Cioni is a movement artist, choreographer, dancer, teacher, experimenter based in London.

Born in Florence, Italy, she studied at Florence Dancer Center and Amsterdam University of The Arts (MTD).

Irene has lived and worked in Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Argentina and the U.K. She has danced with Wookey Works, Silenda Compagnie, Fleur Darkin Company, T.P.O. Company, Hans Tuerlings, Riotous Company, Secret Cinema, Odin Theatre, Ludo Ludis Theatre, amongst many other collaborations she co-founded Hopballehus Ensemble and co-produced several dance theatre shows with them.

Lately her choreography and movement work for theatre productions includes: Inside Bitch by Clean Break at the Royal Court Theatre; See Me Now at The Young Vic Theatre by Look Left Look Right Company; Ergo Sum by Sleight Of Hand Theatre, Barbican. Aquarium and Insomnia, a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man, awarded an Arts Council Grant under Riotous Company and toured in the UK, Denmark and Italy.

Tonight I am gonna be the new me, Soho Theatre and Super Duper Close Up both by Made in China Theatre where she made several dances for theatre maker and actress Jessica Latowicki. The latter was praised “Superb choreography” by Reviews Hub.

More recently, her choreography featured on COS Active Wear campaign Move. Better, as well as Inverter, a short film by Teddy Powell as part of a developing film series.

Irene teaches Flying Low at Transition Dance Company Laban, Studio Accademia 44, Danzaria amongst others she taught dance and movement at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, University of the Arts of Buenos Aires, Studio Wayne McGregor, Odin Teatret Denmark, B12 Berlin, Studio 44 Prato, Islington Arts Factory.

To know more about her go to www.irenecioni.art

GAGA.DANCERS CLASS with JANNICK MOCK

GAGA.DANCERS CLASS with JANNICK MOCK
Time Time

3:45-5pm

Date Date
18th June
Price Price

£12

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director (1990-2018) of Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga originated from Naharin’s need to communicate with his dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and 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/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. The 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 skills 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, unlocking the endlessness of possibilities. Dancers are guided to connect their effort to pleasure and to discover the virtue of silliness.
Information about the class:
Gaga/dancers classes are open to dancers and advanced dance students ages 16+.


LATE-COMERS WILL BE NOT ALLOWED IN ONCE THE CLASS START

Bio

Jannick was born in Munich, Germany in 1991 to Irish and Scottish parents. He moved to the UK age 6 and grew up near Brighton. His early movement training began with martial arts and sports, eventually moving into contemporary dance.

He trained at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance in London. After completing his degree, he travelled Europe exploring different approaches to movement. During this time, he trained in Capoeira, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, gymnastics and was also a rock-climbing instructor.

Jannick has extensive experience performing in immersive dance theatre, contemporary dance and inclusive practice. He has toured the UK and Europe working with various dance companies including Stopgap Dance Company, Errant and others.

Jannick was certified as a Gaga teacher in 2021 after training on the Gaga teacher training program under the artistic direction of Bosmat Nossan, Saar Harari and Ohad Naharin.