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Community Workshop: Gaga/people with Amy Morrow


  • Houston Station 434 Houston St Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

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Gaga/people

Gaga/people classes are open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. No previous dance experience is needed.

Gaga/people classes last for one hour and are taught by dancers who have worked closely with Ohad Naharin. Teachers 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 in the class actively explores these instructions, discovering how he or she can interpret the information and perform the task at hand. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. 


Workshop Details

Schedule:

Monday-Friday | September 8-12, 2014

  • Gaga/people | 9:30-10:30 AM
  • Research Lab with Amy Morrow | 10:30-11 AM (Open to all participants in the previous Gaga/people class) In this half hour, dancers/people are given the opportunity to use the tools found in Ohad Naharin's movement language to research a composition facilitated by Amy Morrow.

Fees:

  • Full Workshop/5 sessions:   $75
  • Single Class:   $18
  • Single Class + Lab:  $20

New Dialect accepts cash, credit, or check made payable to New Dialect. Doors open 30 minutes before each class. Please be sure to arrive early to ensure you are registered and that class begins on time. There is no pre-registration for this workshop.

Location:

Houston Station, 434 Houston Street, Nashville, TN 37203


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Amy Morrow: certified Gaga instructor

Amy is a teacher, choreographer, and communications specialist based in Austin and Tel Aviv. Her “Hiraeth Portrait Series” of film, music, and dance collaborations shares a sense of being at home in spite of distance. Amy has presented portraits in Tel Aviv, India, Puebla, México City, Austin, Fort Worth, Tulsa, Albuquerque, Birmingham, and Houston.

Certified by Ohad Naharin, Co-Artistic Director of the Batsheva Dance Company, Amy travels internationally teaching Gaga, Composition, Ballet, and Indian dance forms in addition to hosting cross-training workshops with certified Countertechnique ® instructors. She has been a guest teacher at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance, the American College Dance Festival Association, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Women’s University, the University of Maryland College Park, The University of Houston, and Emory among others and offered workshops at the American Dance Festival Scripps Studio, The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Hope Stone, Houston MET Dance, The University of Tulsa, and New Dialect.

Graduating from Belhaven University with a B.F.A. Dance Honors, Amy represented the department in performances at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts, Thalia Mara Hall, Ferst Center for the Arts, and E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall among others. In collaboration with Jesse Zaritt, Amy continues to develop her senior thesis, Contextualizing Art Cross- Culturally, presenting dance to diverse audiences in unconventional venues. She has performed as a guest artist for the International Ballet Competition, studied Nikolais/Louis technique under Ririe-Woodbry Dance Company, and directed educational outreaches and benefit performances across Texas. Her arts administration skills range from serving on staff with the American Dance Festival for two seasons, serving as a communications specialist for publicity companies, as well as a consultant for documentary film companies. 

Earlier Event: August 18
Fall Session at Metro Parks
Later Event: September 15
Contemporary Cross-Training Series: 10