Masterclasses & Workshops

GagaEden Spring Edition 2024

May 2, 2024 – May 5, 2024

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.

  • 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.

  • Noa Zuk

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    Noa Zuk is a choreographer and a dancer. She was born and raised in Kibutz Sh’ar Ha’amakim in the north of Israel. She began dancing at the age of four, doing folk, modern, ballet, jazz, and improvisation as well as martial arts (she holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate).

    At the age of eighteen she began her professional life as a dancer with choreographers Inbal Pinto and Yuval Pick and with the Young Kibbutz Dance Company. A year later she joined The Batsheva Ensemble, Batsheva Dance Company’s junior company, where she danced for three years, performing up to 120 shows a year, in Israel and abroad.
    In the year 2000 she joined Batsheva Dance Company (BDC), where she danced for nine years. As a company member under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin, Noa danced in all of his creations for the company during those years, and was part of the original cast of pieces such as Naharin’s Virus, Mamootot, Telophaza, Three, Furo, and MAX. She performed hundred of shows and toured extensively on the company’s many international tours, dancing on the world’s most prestigious stages – BAM (NYC), Lincoln Center (NYC), Barbican Centre (London), Montpelier Festival (France), Reggio Emilia Festival (Italy) and Sydney’s Opera, to name only a few. During her time with BDC, she also worked with and performed works by choreographers such as Mats Ek (Culberg Ballet), Sharon Eyal (LEV Dance Company) Jiří Kylián (NDT), Yasmeen Godder, and Yoshifumi Inao (Norwegian National Ballet).

    Noa is also a renowned teacher. She has been teaching composition, technique, and repertory workshops (both of her own work and of Naharin’s choreographies) worldwide, and is a Gaga teacher since 2007.

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:

  • 4100 ILS pre-sale - through January 22
  • 4400 ILS regular - until the program is full, or through April 15 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 2 and May 5 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 2

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 3
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 4
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 5
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.

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GagaEden Spring Edition 2024 May 2, 2024 – May 5, 2024
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