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Sat 13 Apr - Sun 14 Apr
CID - Centro Internazionale della Danza


Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin throughout many years, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga originated from Naharin’s need to communicate with his dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement.
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga.

Gaga/dancers is open to professional dancers and dance students.

Andrea Costanzo Martini
dancer and choreographer as born and raised in Italy, where he received his first education in contemporary dance and ballet. At the age of 19 he moved to Munich, Germany where he attended the Heinz-Bosl Stiftung Ballet Akademien, and in 2004 he began his professional career as a ballet dancer in the Aalto Staats Theater Essen. In 2006 he joined the Batsheva Ensemble and 2 years later moved to the main company. During these years he performed extensively the repertoire of Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal, and he began his activity as Gaga teacher and choreographer through the Batsheva Dancers Create program of the company.
He later joined the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm where for two years he performed the repertoire of Benoit Lachambre, Alexander Ekman, Crystal Pite, Jefta Van Dinter and Tillman O’Donnel.
In 2012 Andrea moved back to Israel where he joined the Inbal Pinto Dance Company and started creating his own works. In November 2014, thanks to the support of the Zurich Tanzahaus, the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, and Teiva Theater, he presented a new work named Tropical in Pavillon Noir Aix en Provence. He later created a solo version of the work, Trop, presented at the MAAT festival Lublin in December 2014 and later in Gothenburg, Sweden in April 2015.  
Parallel to this Andrea continues his activity as teacher (Gaga and improvisation) in Israel and abroad. He regularly teaches Gaga classes at Suzanne Dellal in Tel Aviv and at the Vertigo Studio in Jerusalem. He has taught Gaga and improvisation for companies such as Batsheva Dance Company and Ensemble, Cullberg Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, and for the students of DOCH (Stockholm), Gaaton (Israel), NOD (Italy), Zurich Tanzhaus and many more.

Photos by Ascaf and Gadi Dagon


Saturday 13th April 2019 from 2pm to 3.15pm (Gaga/dancers) and from 3.30pm to 5pm (repertory)
Sunday 14th April 2019 from 10am to 11.15am (Gaga/dancers) and from 11.30am to 1pm(repertory)

Price: 95 euro
Where: CID-Centro Internazionale di Rovereto, Corso Rosmini 58

Participants must sign up by calling 0464 431660 or by writing to cid@centrodelladanza.it.

Since the workshops will be started by the CID after reaching a minimum number of participants it is essential that registrations are received as soon as possible.

The registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.