Ian Robinson

JAMES VIVEIROS (MTL) — Gaga/People

Dec. 2 to 6, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 11 : 15 a.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$ 75 full week / $ 16 drop-ins
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 25 people, priority for full week attendance

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 lightning 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 Viveiros 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. To reserve your spot, payment is required 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.

Payments – check, cash, credit card (3% fee) or by Interac transfer (write to info@studio303.ca for procedures)

Who can benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec?
– Artists or cultural professionals, Canadian citizens (or permanent residents) living in Montreal
– Employment Insurance or social assistance recipients are welcome (please notify your agent at Service Canada or MTESS)
– Part-time students

 Who has to pay the full rate?
– Foreigners or people residing outside Montreal
– Full-time students

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

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