GagaLab Summer 2023


Jul 17 – Jul 22, 2023

Join us for the GagaLab at Orsolina28: 6 days of intensive physical research in an Italian dance haven, with a sense of plenty of time for process and discovery.

Rooted in Ohad Naharin’s evolving movement language, GagaLab offers a framework to develop your artistry while connecting to your skills, imagination, and passion to move. Awaken your senses and turn on your engines in morning Gaga/dancers classes. Then apply Gaga tools to Naharin’s renowned, challenging choreography in daily repertory sessions, and deepen your understanding of Gaga in afternoon Gaga/metodika classes.

GagaLab Summer 2023 is intended for professional dancers and advanced dance students age 18+. The GagaLab in Italy is a uniquely immersive experience, with all participants dancing, dining, and sleeping in the lush surroundings of Orsolina28.


  • Ian Robinson

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    Ian Robinson was born in Bangor, Maine USA. He trained with the Robinson Ballet and graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA. Ian danced with various companies and projects including Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hells Kitchen Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Sydney Dance Company, and Aszure Barton & Artists before joining Batsheva Dance Company in 2009. Until 2017 Ian danced there full-time under the artistic leadership of Ohad Naharin. Ian now continues independently to develop himself as a dancer, creator, teacher, and videographer. He is a certified Gaga teacher, stages Ohad’s works, and leads classes and workshops for dance communities around the world.

  • Rachael Osborne

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    Rachael Osborne, born in Australia 1980, trained at the National Capital Ballet School under Janet Karin OAM. She completed an Associate Degree in Dance at QUT in 1999 and participated in various dance projects around Brisbane before joining Batsheva Ensemble in 2001 and subsequently the Batsheva Dance Company in 2003. Rachael continued to dance with Batsheva until 2017. Rachael was Assistant to the Rehearsal Director at Batsheva between 2008-2010 and during this time was the Batsheva recipient of the Yair Shapira Prize. She has taught Gaga since 2008 and Ohad Naharin’s repertory for over a decade in Israel, Europe, Australia, Japan and North America. Since 2011 Rachael has assisted Ohad Naharin setting his works B/olero, Yag, Decadance, Minus 1, Minus 16 and Passo on independents and companies in the U.S.A, Canada, Europe, Australia, Russia and the U.K. She also danced with L-E-V from 2012-2014 and while there assisted Sharon Eyal in her creation Untitled Black for the Gothenburg Opera Ballet.

  • Nitzan Ressler

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    Nitzan Ressler was born in Jerusalem in 1992. During her younger years she danced with Hora Jerusalem and studied at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance High School. Nitzan was the recipient of the 2008-2010 America-Israel Cultural Foundation education scholarship and the Yair Shapira Award (2017). She joined Batsheva Ensemble in 2010 and danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 2012 to 2020.


July 16 Check-in
July 17-22 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
*schedule subject to change
July 23 Check-out


Orsolina28 observes the laws and regulations of Italy and of the Piedmont Region with regards to COVID-19 safety. Dancers must familiarize themselves with Italy’s regulations regarding travel and testing. By applying to the course, dancers commit to respect all COVID-19 policies and regulations. In case of illness, participants are responsible for any related additional costs.
Dancers may receive further updates regarding policies and must adhere fully to these guidelines in order to participate.

GagaLab Summer 2023 Jul 17 – Jul 22, 2023