Six week Gaga short course!
Thursday, 10th January 2019
The Monkey House
Gaga Class Short Course 10th January - 21st February (no class 14th February)
Thursday evenings 7-8pm
£60 for six weeks
Following four sold out Short Courses at the Monkey House in 2018 we are delighted to welcome back Natalia Iwaniec and Chisato Ohno for another six week Gaga Class Short Course!
Gaga People classes are open to any person, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed. Gaga People classes last for one hour, the teacher will guide 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. 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.
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. Please note that late comers won't be allowed into the session, so please ensure that you arrive a bit early. The studio will be free to use from 6.30pm for you to warm up.
Natalia was born in Poland and is now a freelance dancer and Gaga teacher based in London. She finished her Master’s in Theatre in Cracow and completed her degree in dance at the Dance College in Wroclaw, Poland. From September 2010-September 2012 she lived in Tel Aviv exploring the Gaga movement language and was a part of the first Gaga Teachers Training Programme, certified by Ohad Naharin in 2012.
Natalia has taught Gaga in professional contemporary dance schools such as Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (UK) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London (UK) as a guest teacher. Natalia has worked with dance companies and theatres such as NDCWales in Cardiff (UK), Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds (UK), Central Europe Dance Theatre in Budapest (Hungary), Studio Matejka in Wroclaw (Poland) amongst others.
Natalia is working as a dancer and choreographer, developing international projects and is one of the founders of London based NaNa Collective.
After graduating from Central School of Ballet, Chisato joined Netherlands Dans Theater 2 where she performed works by Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Johan Inger, Paul Lightfoot, Gideon Obarzanek and many others. She continued to the Batsheva Dance Company where over seven years she took part in new creations and performed many works of Ohad Naharin. She then joined Karas Company of Saburo Teshigawara for two premieres and tours of other repertory. She returned to London and has been teaching Gaga since 2005 and joined the faculty at London Contemporary Dance School in 2013.
Thursday, January 10th 2019
Bookings close: January 9th 2019
The Monkey House is located within easy walking distance of numerous tube stations, accessed by the Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines:
• Finsbury Park (Piccadilly & Victoria Line) 9 minute walk
• Archway tube (Northern Line) 21 minute walk
• Arsenal tube (Piccadilly Line) 16 minute walk
• Holloway Road tube (Piccadilly Line) 13 minute walk
• Upper Holloway (Overground) 21 minute walk
• Drayton Park (Overground) 17 minute walk
The venue is also accessible via a number of local bus routes including the numbers 4, 17, 29, 43, 91, 253, 254, 259, 263 & 271.