In 2009, one of the highlights of my trip to Israel was taking Gaga classes at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance in Tel Aviv. At the time, these movement awareness classes developed by Ohad Naharin, artistic director of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, weren’t offered regularly in New York. Over the past few years, the demand for Gaga has been tremendous, and since this past fall, Gaga classes for both dancers and non-dancers (called Gaga People) have been taught at Peridance Capezio Center. More recently, weekly classes have been offered at two venues in Brooklyn: Mark Morris Dance Center and Congregation Beth Elohim. Check the Gaga website for the full schedule of classes with price and location details. Plus, you can sign up for the newsletter and join the Gaga facebook page.
In the Home4Dance video below, Ohad Naharin talks about what Gaga means to him and the significance of bringing it to New York.