Gaga

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Gaga

by Ohad Naharin


Awaken your sensations, spark your imagination, and expand your physical range with Gaga! Developed by renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin. The Gaga movement language makes the joy of dance available for everyone, with no prior experience needed. Discover the pleasure of movement, amplify your physical abilities and improve your well-being through a dynamic dance-filled workout.

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Gaga/people Classes

12 – 17 August 2024

Open Morning & evening classes with Artistic Director Saar Harari

Try Gaga for yourself and drop in to classes during your stay. Connect to your body, spark your imagination, experience physical sensations, improve your flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement and the joy of dance. No previous Gaga experience is required to participate. Open to guests aged 16 and older.

 

Gaga in the Alps

16 – 20 March 2025

Retreat with Gaga creator Ohad Naharin, Artistic Director Saar Harari and certified Gaga teachers

Dance, discover, and delight with us! Ignite your passion to move and go beyond your familiar limits in a special, sensation-filled retreat. Work out in Gaga/people classes, research in Gaga/metodika classes with Ohad Naharin himself, and refresh yourself with the spas and untouched surroundings of Schloss Elmau. No dance background or Gaga experience is necessary to participate in Gaga in the Alps. Open to people age 16+.

Arrival

5:45 pm Welcome talk, followed by Gaga/people class
8:00 pm Dinner

Monday

08:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Gaga/people
11:30 pm Gaga/metodika
01:15 pm Time for lunch, Spa, Treatments
06:00 pm Gaga/people
08:00 pm Dinner
09:00 pm Film screening

Tuesday

07:00 am Coffee + light snacks before the class
08:00 am Gaga/people
09:15 am Breakfast
11:00 pm Gaga/metodika & conversation
01:00 pm Time for lunch, Spa, Treatments
06:00 pm Gaga/people
08:00 pm Dinner

Wednesday

07:00 am Coffee + light snacks before the class
08:00 am Gaga/people
09:15 am Breakfast
11:00 pm Gaga/metodika + conversation
01:00 pm Time for lunch, Spa, Treatments
06:00 pm Gaga/people
08:00 pm Dinner
09:00 pm Dancing at the Bar
   

Thursday

08:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Gaga/people
11:00 am Closing conversation
12:00 pm Farewell lunch

* This schedule is subject to change.
** Optional GravityR classes for conditioning will be offered in the mornings and during afternoon breaks

Ohad Naharin is situated at the forefront of the international dance scene. After performing with Batsheva Dance Company and the troupes of Martha Graham and Maurice Béjart, Naharin embarked on his choreographic career in 1980. His works have been staged on companies around the globe, and in 2018, Naharin assumed the role of Batsheva’s House Choreographer.  As artistic director of Batsheva from 1990-2018, he guided the company with an adventurous artistic vision and reinvigorated its repertory with his captivating choreography. Naharin’s work was chronicled in Tomer Heymann’s documentary, Mr. Gaga (2015).

Parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director, Naharin has developed Gaga, an innovative and constantly evolving movement language that is available to both dancers and non-dancers. Gaga originated from Naharin’s need to communicate with dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement. Gaga has revolutionized Batsheva’s training, enriched dancers’ interpretation of Naharin’s repertory, and emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices worldwide.

 

Saar Harari has been teaching Gaga since 2010. Saar has been the manager of Gaga in North America since 2012 and was appointed artistic director of Gaga in 2018. Born on a farm in Israel, Saar danced, played basketball, and rode horses and motorcycles throughout his childhood. He started to practice Gaga with choreographer Ohad Naharin in 1998 and began creating his own dance works at the age of 24. He relocated to New York City in 2003 and co-founded LeeSaar The Company, which presented his choreography internationally. During his 14 years in New York, Saar was honored to receive many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts grant, and National Dance Project grant. Saar returned to Tel Aviv in 2017, and as Gaga's artistic director, he currently teaches around the globe in classes, workshops, and retreats for dancers and non-dancers alike.