November 27 to December 1 @ Left of Main
plastic orchid factory in partnership with Working Class/TSV will be hosting
GAGA classes with James Viveiros
Nov 27 - Dec 1
10-11:15am Gaga Dancers
6-7pm Gaga People
Classes held at Left of Main, 211 Keefer St. Vancouver, BC Canada
Pre-register by email for all five classes (morning or evening): $75
Drop in at $18/class. Space is limited.
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.
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.
James Viveiros is a graduate of both the Grant MacEwan College Music Theatre and Dance Programs in Edmonton Alberta. He is a former company member of LA COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD (CMC) from the fall of 1999 to the summer of 2016. For the past seventeen years, James has performed in contemporary dance festivals around the world. In 2015, to 2017 he was awarded funding on two occasions from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec (CALQ) to become a certified Gaga teacher and studied with Batsheva under the direction of Bosmat Nossan and Ohad Naharin in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is also a certified yoga teacher.