Ian Robinson

JAMES VIVEIROS (MTL) — Gaga/Dancer + Gaga/People

Sept. 17 to 21, 2018 – 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$75 full week / $16 drop-ins
Capacity: 25 people

Gaga/Dancer – Monday + Wednesday + Friday
Open to professional dancers and dance students / In English

Gaga/People – Tuesday + Thursday
Open to artists of all disciplines / In English

Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today. Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with him-herself and others.

James Vivieros is a dancer, performer, choreographer, and certified Gaga teacher from Montreal. He graduated from the Grant MacEwan College in both the Music Theatre and Dance Programs. A former member of Compagnie Marie Chouinard (CMC), he has performed nationally and internationally for sixteen years. He has also collaborated with several Canadian companies and choreographers as an interpreter and creator. In 2009, James was a recipient of a Gemini award (film and television) alongside the other company members of CMC, for best performance in a Performing Arts Program or series for bODY_rEMIX/les_vARIATIONS_gOLDBERG by CMC. James was awarded funding on two occasions from CALQ to become a certified Gaga teacher and studied with the Batsheva Dance Company under the direction of Bosmat Nossan and Ohad Naharin in Tel Aviv, Israel.

All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at info@studio303.ca. A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.

Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person ($1 to $2 fee)

Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

*Emploi-Québec –  With the support of Emploi-Québec. In order to get this rate, participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent resident and live in Québec. Full-time students and social assistance beneficiaries are not eligible to this rate. In case of inadmissibility, you can refer to the non-eligible rate, contact us for questions.

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.