Idan Porges (Israel)

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Dates: 3rd July to 6th July 2013
Premises: University  Of Malta Dance Studios , San Gwann  Industrial Estate, (above Hometrends Showroom)
Course 1. 3rd, 4th, 5th, July 2013  Gaga Technique   4 sessions @  80 Euro    Time:  16.00 – 17.30
Course 2. 3rd, 4th, 5th, July 2013  Batsheva Repertory   4 sessions @  80 Euro    Time:  17.45 – This session can only be taken if the Gaga Technique session is  also attended
Course 3. Both the above   8 sessions @ 130 Euro  Time: 16.00 –
6th July Saturday sessions held in the morning at 10.00 am onwards
Informal Showing. 6th July 2013 will have an informal sharing  of the repertory after the sessions at 2.30pm
Booking deposit 30 Euro (non refundable) closing date 7th May 2013, 
Cheques payable to Francesca Tranter, Madeley Too, Triq it Terz, Ibrag, Swieqi SWQ2272, Malta.
For any queries contact us via email or mobile: +356 79403588

Idan Porges

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Idan was born in Haifa in 1983,  he graduated from the high school theater department of WIZO in 2001. After completing three years of military service in 2004, he studied physical theatre in Tel Aviv, graduating from Teatron Haguf School & Stage for Physical Theatre in 2005. From 2005-2007, he was a dancer in the Batsheva Ensemble, and from 2007-2008, he danced in the international cast of Ohad Naharin’s Kamuyot as part

of a project of the Riksteastern. Since 2007, Idan has been a therapist in the Ilan Lev method, and since 2008, he has freelanced as a dancer in projects at the Klipa Theater and Cameri Theater as well as in the Suzanne Dellal Centre’s production of Barak Marshall’s Rooster. Idan has been a Gaga teacher since 2008.


Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years  which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. It 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.  Gaga has two tracks: Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers.

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This workshop gives the participants an opportunity to learn excerpts of Ohad Naharin’s choreographic works from the company.  In this class, dancers apply their training in Gaga to the repertory.   Excerpts  from “Anafaza” and” Kamuyot“ will be taught by Idan.


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