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Photos © Amanda Vincelli & Gregory Lorenzutti
Gaga/dancers & Toolbox with Olivia Ancona
*Scholarships available. Space limited.
Olivia Ancona | Olivia Ancona was born in San Francisco, however grew up in Berkeley, London, and predominately Portland, Oregon. She trained with the Northwest Dance Project, Jefferson Dancers, and the Portland Ballet, and is an alumnus of the Juilliard School. In 2010-2012 Olivia was a member of the Batsheva ensemble. She danced and helped to co-found Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s company L-E-V from 2012-2014, while freelancing internationally including collaborations with Italian choreographer Luca Veggetti and performing in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s project company Eastman. 2014/15 Olivia was a member of the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm, where she had the opportunity to work with Mats Ek and create with Johan Inger before rejoining Batsheva Dance Company March 2015. In the fall of 2016 she left Israel to continue to teach as a certified gaga teacher and freelance in a variety of projects including dancing, coaching, and acting for an upcoming film. Olivia recently relocated to the west coast of the states after 7 years abroad and is looking forward to the next chapter!
SAT | 12-1:15pm | Gaga/dancers
SAT | 1:30-3pm | Toolbox Session & Jam
University of Texas at Austin
Winship Building | Studio 1.172
300 East 23rd Street
Austin, Texas 78712
Day Workshop | $40
Gaga/dancers | $20
*By donation for current UT faculty and students
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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 himself and others.