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Gaga/people Class with Chen-Wei Lee

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Gaga/people class with Chen-Wei Lee

1st/Sep/2018
11:30am-12:45pm
1hr15min

Dancebase, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

£7.5

Come and experience Gaga class in Dance Base, Edinburgh. Everyone is welcome!

Gaga/people class is open to anyone interested to experienced Gaga, no prior dance/movement experience required.

Spaces are limited. It is advised to arrive 15-20 minutes early.


We are also hosting Gaga/dancer intensive workshop on the 3-5th/Sep for professional dancer and dance students.

To book please go to following Eventbrite link: Gaga/dancers workshop with Chen-Wei Lee

Description:

Gaga/people class is open to anyone ages 14+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.

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/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

Teachers 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 in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a towel for use after class.

To find out more about Gaga, please check the following link:
Article: Gaga/people
Video: Natalie Portman on Ohad Naharin's movement language Gaga - from Mr. Gaga by Tomer Heymann
Video: Gaga training and groove at Batsheva Ensemble
Video: Ohad Naharin on the language of gaga



Chen Wei Lee

Instructor Biography:
Chen-Wei Lee is a Belgium based Taiwanese artist who began her career as a dancer with Batsheva Dance Company in 2009-2014, during which she worked closely with Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Yasmeen Godder. She was also a guest dancer at GothenborgsOperas Danskompani in 2015-16, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in 2017 and VOETVOLK/Lisbeth Gruwez in 2018.

She is a freelance dancer, choreographer and Gaga teacher

For more information and update about Chen-Wei:
Website / Facebook


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Special thanks to Dance Base Edinburgh and their team for making it possible.
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For Booking/Information please contact Lucas Kao

cplkao@gmail.com/07765605708
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Instruction for participants: (From Gagapeople.com)

We work continuously: The class is one session without pauses, based on a series of overlapping instructions. It is important not to stop while the teacher is giving instructions or in the middle of the session. This allows us to develop our ability to listen to our body while receiving the instructions. If need be, you can always play with the volume of your effort, but without losing sensations that were already awakened.

Layers of information: Each instruction is added to the previous one, layer upon layer, and we continue to attend to the instructions already introduced – and to their impact on our bodies – throughout the duration of the class.

Listen to the body before you tell it what to do: Gaga’s instructions guide us to first listen to the body and to discover its range of sensations. We listen to and work with gravity, the flow of information and energy through the body, textures of the body, and the layers of skin, flesh, and bones. We encourage you to connect to pleasure as you move and to find pleasure especially during effort (effort is different than pain).

We work with our eyes open: We give ourselves the license not only to listen but also to watch and imitate the teacher. You are invited to be inspired by the teacher and by other people in the room. Please be aware of people around you and the space that they need. Additionally, keeping our eyes open during the class strengthens and develops the brain.

Speaking: If you have any questions or remarks, please save them for after class, and then you are welcome to speak with the teacher and other participants. Make sure to turn your phone off before class.

Classes start on time: It is advised to arrive 15-20 minutes early. There is no entry for latecomers.

Injuries and illness: If you have any limitation, restrictions, or physical pain – permanent or temporary – talk to the teacher before the class starts. The only pain welcome in Gaga is the burning sensation in our muscles.

We work without shoes.

We will be happy to hear any thoughts you have about your experience.

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