Co-presented by Alvin Collantes & New Blue Emerging Dance, we are proud to provide you a very special workshop with Olivia Tarrish Ancona, a dance artist from Portland, Oregon who has danced with Batsheva Dance Company, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar's L-E-V, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Royal Swedish Ballet.
For this workshop, we are only limiting the capacity to 40 dancers. Please register as soon as possible by buying your tickets online. Don't miss this very rare opportunity! Early bird ticket pricing available.
Dancers ages 16+ years old only.
May 6, Saturday
11:30am - 12:45pm - Gaga/Dancers Class
1:00pm - 3:30pm - Olivia Tarrish Ancona Movement Research & Repertory
3:30pm - Q&A
May 7, Sunday
10:15am - 11:30am - Gaga/People Class (open to dancers/non-dancers)
Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. She trained with the Northwest Dance Project, Jefferson Dancers, and the Portland Ballet, and is an alumnus of the Juilliard School. In 2010-2012 Olivia was a member of the Batsheva ensemble. She danced and helped to co-found Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s company L-E-V from 2012-2014, while freelancing internationally including collaborations with Italian choreographer Luca Veggetti and performing in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s project company Eastman. 2014/15 Olivia was a member of the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, where she had the opportunity to work with Mats Ek and create with Johan Inger before rejoining Batsheva Dance Company March 2015. In the fall of 2016 she left Israel to continue to freelance in a variety of projects including dancing, coaching, and acting for an upcoming Hollywood film. Olivia recently relocated to the west coast of the states after 7 years abroad and is looking forward to the next chapter.
Gaga, the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin
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.
“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