alejandra jara JULY 20. - 21.

Performer, choreographer, dance teacher and certified GAGA teacher based in Cologne. Ale was born in Paraguay, and is currently living in Cologne, Germany. She joined the National Ballet of Paraguay in 1999, where she performed for 9 years nationally and internationally. She also created her own choreographic work. In 2011, she finished her MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University and in 2012 she became a Certified Gaga Teacher in Israel. Ale has received several awards, including the UNESCO Scholarship, and the FULBRIGHT Scholarship. 

Workshop: GAGA + IMPROV WORKSHOP

The Gaga class will be followed by improvisation and composition workshop. During the research we are going to go deeper into specific elements of the Gaga language, opening new possibilities in our own movement through different tasks. The work will be individual, in duos and even with the whole group. 

GAGA, movement language created by Ohad Naharin, choreographer, and artistic director of Batsheva company. 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.