Gaga: Emma Rozgoni
tisdag, 24 maj kl. 10:15 – 11:30
Gaga is the movement research that was developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga was originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration. Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks. Gaga/dancers classes 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.
The movement research of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.
Emma Rozgoni is a dancer and educator based in Stockholm. She holds her BA degree in dance from the Oslo National Academy of Arts. Working as a freelancer in the field of dance and movement, Emma has been teaching in Sweden as well as internationally for companies, educations, festivals and open workshops. After years of researching Gaga, the movement language created by Ohad Naharin, under the umbrella of Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Emma became a certified teacher in 2012. Emma’s teaching resume includes GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Royal Swedish Ballet, Cullbergbaletten, Carte Blanche Dance Company, Skånes Dance Theatre, Iceland University of the Arts, Dans- and Teateralliansen among others. Emma is also initiator and co-manager of ‘Metamorphosis- Improvisation and Movement Research Festival.’ in Ytterjärna, Sweden.