Biography: Emma was born in Sweden and holds her BA degree in dance for the National Academy of Arts, Oslo. After years of researching Gaga, including training with Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company I Israel, freelancing and performing in Amsterdam and Israel, and a year at the Gaga Teacher Program, Emma became a certified teacher of the movement language n 2012. These days she is based in Tel Aviv, but travels frequently in Europe and Scandinavia to share her teaching for schools, companies, festivals and open workshops. Emma is also co-organizer and artistic director for Metamorphosis – Improvisation and Movement Research Festival, Sweden.
Class description: The Gaga movement language originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, developed by Batsheva Dance Company’s artistic director Ohad Naharin. The method offers a framework for discovering and strengthening the body, for challenging our movement habits and exploring the endless possibilities in a gentle way while lightening our senses and imagination. The work improves instinctive movement and enhances the abiltity to use our energy within a wide range of different textures and qualities. Gaga offers an experience of freedom and pleasure, each one with himself together with others.
”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 become calm and alert at once.” -Ohad Naharin