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GAGA with James Graham

May 6 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am PDT

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gaga classes are guided movement experiences of images, ideas, directions, and prompts. We move (however large or small) for the entire class adding layer upon layer. Graham will guide the participants using a series of evocative instructions that build one on top of the other. Rather than copying a particular movement, each participant actively explores these instructions, discovering how they can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. We will float our flesh, pull our bones, experience physical climaxes, challenge what we think are our limits, become aware of our habits and change them, and take pleasure moving and dancing in a welcoming studio. We work at our own volume; whether you have never moved or move every day, you can benefit from Gaga. All are welcome!

James Graham is a San Francisco based choreographer, performer, and educator. James Graham Dance Theatre, presents the work of James Graham while also curating the work of others, namely in DANCE LOVERS…duets by couples, crushes, and comrades, an annual show of duets around Valentine’s day in San Francisco. During the pandemic, JGDT has been creating Movement Rituals for Earth, Air, Fire, and Water at SF locations. He is studying to become a guide for expanded states of consciousness and views this as an extension of healing through the body/healing through dance.

$5.00 – $15.00 Sliding Scale

Would you like to take class but are unable to pay the $5 subsidized rate? Contact us at [email protected] for a $1 class option.

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GAGA with James Graham

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