Masterclasses & Workshops

GagaEden Spring Edition 2023

18 – 21 May 2023

Sense. Groove. Research. Discover. Let go. Move.


Join us for an unforgettable journey into Gaga, Ohad Naharin's movement language.

Dance, dine, and sleep in Orsolina28's lush surroundings, nestled in the hills and vineyards of the Piedmont region. Pairing Gaga and Gaga/metodika classes with the sights, smells, and tastes of Orsolina28, GagaEden will awaken all of your sensations. Your 3-night stay will connect you to your joy and passion to move, with a sense of plenty of time.

No dance background or Gaga experience is necessary to participate in GagaEden.

The program is open to ages 18+.

FACULTY

  • Ohad Naharin

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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.

  • Saar Harari

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    Saar Harari was born on a farm in Israel to an artistic family and created his first work as an independent choreographer in 1998. In 2001, he established LeeSaar The Company with Lee Sher, relocating to NYC in 2004. The company created full evening dance programs and toured internationally until 2016. Saar has been the manager of Gaga in the USA since 2012 and was appointed artistic director of Gaga in 2018.

  • Adi Zlatin

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    Adi was born in 1983 in Jerusalem. She started dancing at age 6 with the late Professor Hassia Levy-Agron at the Jerusalem Conservatory. She joined the Hora Jerusalem troupe at age 12 and graduated from the high school of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

    In 2001 Adi joined the Batsheva Ensemble, and in 2004, she was promoted to Batsheva Dance Company. As a dancer in the troupe, she participated in many creative processes with Ohad Naharin, the company's current house choreographer, and had the privilege of working with choreographer Sharon Eyal in many new creations. Adi was awarded a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and was the recipient of the Yair Shapira Award in 2012.

    Adi left Batsheva Dance Company in 2019 and subsequently worked with Ella Rothschild on her creation Pigulim.

    Adi continues to take part in the movement research of Ohad Naharin as a certified teacher for Gaga, and she teaches in Israel and around the world. In 2021, she joined the Batsheva school team as its coordinator of Gaga and repertory.

INFO & SUBSCRIPTIONS

GagaEden at Orsolina28 is a uniquely immersive experience, with all participants sleeping and dining on-site.

What’s Included:

  • 3 nights accommodation in shared glamping facilities
  • Fresh meals with seasonal, locally grown ingredients
  • Daily Gaga/people classes
  • Gaga/metodika classes
  • Conversations with teachers and other activities in Orsolina28's unique setting
  • Free time for swimming, exploring the area, and relaxing
  • Transfers between Orsolina28 and the Asti train station at scheduled times

Price:

  • 3500 ILS pre-sale - through February 10
  • 3800 ILS regular - until the program is full, or through April 24 at the latest

Registration:

  • After completing your payment, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a link to further coordinate with the Orsolina28 team about your housing arrangements.

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ACCOMMODATION


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

Orsolina28 provides shared housing in Glamping, comfortable and technological geodesic domes located on campus just a 5-minute stroll from the studios:

  • Geodesic domes made of thermal insulation material and placed on wooden platforms.
  • Modern-design bathroom units in close proximity to the domes.
  • Simple and practical furnishing, with standard beds on wooden platforms
  • Capacity: Participants will be housed in 4-person domes (diameter 5.1 m / height 3.35 m) and in 6-person domes (diameter 6.3 m / height 3.75 m).
  • Heating and A/C system available in each tent.

Besides housing, the Orsolina28 experience includes:

  • Fresh meals made with locally grown produce.
  • Access to bio-lakes for swimming.
  • Activities including a tour of the grounds, gardening, and optional GRAVITYⓇ training sessions for conditioning.
  • Transfers at fixed times on May 18 and May 21 between the main train station in Asti and Orsolina28.

Bicycle rentals are available for an additional fee.

Discover O28's Glamping

For inquiries about accommodation, please contact accommodation@orsolina28.it

SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 18

3:00 pm - Pick-up at Asti train station

3:45 pm - Check-in at Orsolina28

5:45-7:00 pm - Welcome talk, followed by Gaga/people class

7:30 pm - Dinner

Friday, May 19
8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast
10:00-11:00 am - Gaga/people
11:30-1:00 pm - Gaga/metodika
1:15-2:15 pm - Lunch
2:15-6:00 pm - Orsolina28 time, including tour of the grounds, gardening, Gravity, etc.
6:00-7:00 pm - Gaga/people
7:30 pm - Dinner
9:00 pm - Film screening (film TBA)
Saturday, May 20
Coffee + light snacks before the class
8:00-9:00 am - Gaga/people
9:15-10:30 am - Breakfast
11:00-12:30 pm - Gaga/metodika + conversation
1:00-2:00 pm - Lunch
2:00-6:00 pm - Orsolina28 time, including gardening, Gravity, etc.
6:00-7:00 pm - Gaga/people
7:30 pm - Dinner
9:00 pm - Dancing at Glamping
Sunday, May 21
8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast
10:00-11:00 am - Gaga/people
11:00-11:30 pm - Closing conversation with the teachers
12:00-1:00 pm - Farewell Lunch
1:15 pm - Check out & transfer to Asti train station

* schedule subject to change
** Optional Gravity classes for conditioning will be offered in the morning and during afternoon breaks. More information will be provided upon arrival.

COVID-19


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

Before departing, participants are strongly advised to verify COVID-19 vaccination/testing requirements for their particular airlines and countries of travel.

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