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Gaga/people comes to Manchester!

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Gaga/people & Improvisation Workshop in Manchester

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

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 provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination.  The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration.  Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and they are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort.  The language of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.


Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early to the class.  There is no late entry.


The rest of the workshop will include a facilitated improvisation session that will give participants the freedom to explore, investigate, and negotiate conscious decision-making in a playful, community environment.  The workshop will end with a discussion.

This is a truly unique workshop for people from all movement backgrounds who are looking to expand their personal expression for creativity and embodiment. 


When: Saturday 27th July 2019, 2:15pm - 5:15pm

Where: Christ Church, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6EE (lots of free parking)

Cost: £35 if booked online, £40 pay-on-door

To confirm your place click the below button and select 'Gaga/people'

Once booked you'll receive an information sheet outlining the instructions for Gaga/people

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About Candace Scarborough 

Candace Scarborough is a performer, choreographer, and teacher based in Baltimore, MD. She received a B.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park where she was a recipient of the Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship. She has performed with AndaryDance, Graham Brown, Denise Leitner, Helen Simoneau Danse, maree remalia-merrygogo and Ashley Thorndike-Youssef.  Candace is currently dancing for PearsonWidrig DanceTheater and Kendra Portier.


Candace became a certified Gaga teacher in 2017 under the direction of Bosmat Nossan. She has taught Gaga/People and Gaga/Dancers classes in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas, Toronto, and Atlanta. Candace’s choreography has been presented at the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage, the Dance Exchange, Joe’s Movement Emporium, and Baltimore Theater Project, and at Highways Performance Space along with her collaborator, LA-based performance artist Samantha Mohr.

Cancellations and refunds

Cancellations will be fully refundable minus a 10 percent admin charge 3 weeks prior to the event. Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the event will be 50% refundable minus a 10% admin charge. Cancellation made less than 13 days prior to the event will not be refundable unless the place is filled. 

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