Intensive program

GagaLab Summer 2023


17 – 22 Jul 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.


  • Ohad Naharin

    Program Director

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    Ohad Naharin is situated at the forefront of the international dance scene. After performing with Batsheva Dance Company and the troupes of Martha Graham and Maurice Béjart, Naharin embarked on his choreographic career in 1980. His works have been staged on companies around the globe, and in 2018, Naharin assumed the role of Batsheva’s House Choreographer. As artistic director of Batsheva from 1990-2018, he guided the company with an adventurous artistic vision and reinvigorated its repertory with his captivating choreography. Naharin’s work was chronicled in Tomer Heymann’s documentary, Mr. Gaga (2015).

    Parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director, Naharin has developed Gaga, an innovative and constantly evolving movement language that is available to both dancers and non-dancers. Gaga originated from Naharin’s need to communicate with his dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement. Gaga has revolutionized Batsheva’s training, enriched dancers’ interpretation of Naharin’s repertory, and emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices worldwide.


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



  • Application fee: 150 ILS (non-refundable), due at the time of application
  • Tuition: Tuition is due within 1 week of acceptance:
    • Early bird tuition (apply in full by April 17): 1890 ILS
    • Full tuition (apply from April 18-June 15): 2100 ILS
  • Room & board: 840 EUR, payable to Orsolina28 by June 20

All participants are required to stay on-site at Orsolina28. Arrival to Orsolina is on July 16, and departure is on July 23.

To apply, complete the following 3 steps:

  1. Pay the non-refundable 150 ILS application fee on Gaga event page.
  2. Complete the registration form. As part of the form, you must provide a link to a video of your dancing. The video should be 2 minutes in length. Share your skills and your passion to move. You must be clearly and completely visible, with no other dancers in the video.
  3. Email your CV in English to with the subject line: GagaLab Italy Application

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Gaga will not consider any incomplete applications and will not review your application until the application fee has been paid. If your application fee is paid under a different name, notify the Gaga team at

Accepted dancers will be invited to register within 2 weeks of applying. Tuition is due within 1 week of notification in order to reserve your spot.
After acceptance to the GagaLab in Italy, payment will be made in two parts: tuition and room & board.

For any inquiries about applications, tuition, and GagaLab content, please contact


Application & Registration Procedures
GagaLab Italy Terms & Conditions - (including COVID-19 and cancellation policies)


The GagaLab in Italy is a uniquely immersive experience! Leave behind the city, and dance, eat, sleep, and relax in a scenic natural environment.

The room & board fee (840 €) will be payable after tuition payment and is due to Orsolina28 by June 20th.
For any inquiries about accommodation please get in touch with


  • In case of cancellation by May 31 / 90% refund
  • In case of cancellation between June 1-29 / 50% refund
  • In case of cancellation from June 30 onwards / no refund

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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 17 – 22 Jul 2023