Sun, Oct 21|
L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL)
Gaga Sunday Series
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL) , 2109 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA
About The Event
// Location //
Belmont studio 502a
Enter Gate 4 and take the elevator to the 5th floor. Follow the sign for Dance Studio 502a to the left to the end of the hall.
**Class is followed by a 1 hour Improv Jam ending Theorist Fest 2018
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 himself and others.
“We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” – Ohad Naharin
// Amy //
Lead by certified Gaga instructor, Amy Morrow
Amy Morrow is a teacher, choreographer, consultant & founder of AM Arts. Awarded Best Dancer by Austin Critic’s Table in 2017, she manages the performance collective, The Theorists. In 2013, Morrow launched the TBX [ Toolbox Series ] and hosted 20+ international workshops and collaborations including professional development in Gaga, CounterTechnique®, Dance Film, Music & Improvisation with Idan Sharabi & Dancers, Dance Technology, & performance development with Deborah Hay. AM Arts manages award-winning companies such as Idan Sharabi & Dancers (Tel Aviv, Israel). Morrow teaches at UT Austin, McCallum Fine Arts and is the only certified Gaga teacher in the region trained directly under Ohad Naharin of Batsheva Dance Company. Morrow also leads Choreography Toolbox, Ballet, and Indian Dance classes.
AM Arts hosted screenings, receptions & masterclasses for the award-winning documentary, Mr. Gaga at SXSW with the support of The Consulate General of Israel Southeast & Ballet Austin as well as the Santa Fe JFF, OK Dance Film Festival, National Dance Institute, and Dance Month at the Kaplan.
// The Theorists //
Based in Austin, Theorist collaborators hail from Guatemala, Brazil, Columbia, Richmond, Korea, NYC, and deep in the heart of Texas. Their works have been shared in NYC, India, Monterrey, México City, Puebla, Phoenix, Guadalajara, DFW, Detroit, Tulsa, Albuquerque, Birmingham, Huntsville, Richmond, and Houston. Art-fiction portrait/exhibition “Batsheva,” is written by Saundra Goldman and produced by Rino Pizzi with the artistic guidance of Deborah Hay. “The Lady of” solo was selected by Nancy Wozny as Arts and Culture’s standouts for the 2014-15 season and “Carry On” received the 2016 choreographic exchange award for the 2017 Detroit Dance City Festival Gala and Dumbo Dance Festival. Excerpts of evening-length works toured Grace Street Theater, The Majestic, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Moody Performance Hall, Eisemann Center, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Zilker Hillside Theater, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Ballet Studio K, and the Fort Worth Modern among others.
5 Class Pass
*save $25 on tuition! Valid up until 3 months after purchase$50.00
10 Class Pass
*save $50 on tuition! Valid up until 6 months after purchase$100.00