Keren Lurie Pardes

Keren Lurie Pardes was born in the USA in 1991. She attended the Arts High School in Jerusalem and is a graduate of the dance training program at Bikurei Haitim, directed by Naomi Perlov and Ofir Dagan. Keren joined the Batsheva Ensemble as a apprentice (2010-2011) and later became a full member of the Batsheva Ensemble (2011-2013). In 2014 she was a guest artist at Carte Blanche in Corps De Walk (by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar).In 2016 she was a guest artist at GöteborgsOperans Dance Company in the piece imperfekt by Adolphe Binder. Keren is currently a dancer at L-E-V Dance Company (since 2013) Artistically Directed by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

Class Description:
Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement.

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.

Gaga/dancers is open to professional dancers and dance students.