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Gaga

  • Counterpulse 80 Turk St San Francisco (map)

Saturday, December 1st, 11am - 12pm

by: James Graham 

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.

Workshops are free for participants. (Reserve your spot by emailing workshops@kinetecharts.org)

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James Graham is a San Francisco based choreographer, performer, and teacher.  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. Graham is currently a choreographic mentee in Margaret Jenkins’ CHIME program. In 2017 Graham received an IZZIE for “Outstanding Performance as an Ensemble” with Sebastian Grubb for their performance in JGDT’s “Homeroom.” In 2015 he received an IZZIE award for “Outstanding Achievement in Performance for an Individual” (for his Entire Season) and was nominated that same year for an IZZIE in Outstanding Choreography for JGDT’s “Guilty Survivor.”