James Graham is currently teaching open Gaga People Classes:
TUESDAYS, 6:15-7:15 PM (Ongoing)
San Francisco, SFCD, 301 8th Street (at Folsom), Civic Center BART / MUNI Station
Door Code: #102… call
Single class… $15, 5-Class card… $13
SUMMER BREAK….No Classes July 4, 11, 18, 25…. Normal classes resume August 1
Oakland/ East Bay
Monday, June 5, 6-7pm (Jam follows 7-8pm)
AXIS Dance Company, All abilities welcome
Malonga Center, 1428 Alice St.
Monthly GAGA in Palo Alto, CA (Open to the Public)
Sunday, March 19, 7-8 pm
Sunday, April 16, 7-8 pm
Saturday, May 20, 8:15-9:00pm, Tikkun Holiday
JCC Palo Alto 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA
“[In Gaga] we become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” –Ohad Naharin
In Gaga We Will:
….open blocked pathways
….heighten our senses and connect them to our pleasure
….connect to our strength and power
….work with any injuries
….become more aware of how we move and our habits
Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gaga classes are guided movement experiences of images, ideas, directions, and prompts. We move (however large or small) for the entire class adding layer upon layer. Graham will guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant actively explores these instructions, discovering how they can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. We will float our flesh, pull our bones, experience physical climaxes, challenge what we think are our limits, become aware of our habits and change them, and take pleasure moving and dancing in a welcoming studio. We work at our own volume; whether you have never moved or move every day, you can benefit from Gaga. We allow no mirrors, and no observers.
All are welcome!