Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years.
The language of Gaga 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.
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 multi-sensory, physically challenging experience.
While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of the embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with the language.
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. The language of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.
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Chen-Wei Lee (Wei-Wei) is a Brussels based Taiwanese artist. She is a choreographer, freelance dancer and Gaga teacher. She began her career as a dancer with Batsheva Dance Company 2009-2014, and as a guest dancer at Gothenborgs Operas company in 2015-16, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in 2017, Peeping Tom dance theater 2020-2022, Voetvolk/Lisbeth Gruwez in 2018-present. As a choreographer she formed a company with Zoltán Vakulya as LEE\VAKULYA. Since 2016, they are touring internationally in Europe, UK, USA and Asia, and well received from the international media with 5 star reviews and articles. They won the Performing Arts Award with their latest show BURNT [the eternal long now], and nominations from TaiShin Arts award, and Total Theater award etc
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