GAGA & HIP-HOP & HOUSE WORKSHOPS | C O L O N Y VILNIUS EDITION
Low Air Vilnius City Dance Theater and Low Air Dance School present:
COLONY winter dance summit – Vilnius edition.
Workshops with Natalia Iwaniec (Poland) and Maxim Orobets aka Maximus Mad State (Ukraine):
02.20 18:00-19:00 GAGA with NATALIA IWANIEC (Poland)
From deep listening to the body to physical sensations. It’s a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. Natalia’s classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration.
Natalia is guiding dancers through awakening numb areas, increasing awareness of habits, and improving the efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and dancers are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort.
More about Gaga’s dance technique:
Gaga classes are predicated on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensations. The instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multisensory, physically challenging experience. While many instructions are imbued with rich imagery, the research of Gaga is fundamentally physical, insisting on a specific process of embodiment. Inside this shared research, the improvisational nature of the exploration enables each participant’s deeply personal connection with Gaga.
Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina, agility, and skills including coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. The classes offer a workout that investigates form, speed, and effort while traversing additional spectrums such as those between soft and thick textures, delicacy and explosive power, and understatement and exaggeration.
Participants awaken numb areas, increase their awareness of habits, and improve their efficiency of movement inside multilayered tasks, and they are encouraged to connect to pleasure inside moments of effort. The language of Gaga is in a continual process of evolution, and the classes vary and develop accordingly.
Gaga has two tracks: Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers.
“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
More about Natalia Iwaniec:
02.20 19:00-20:30 HIP-HOP with MAXIM OROBETS aka MAXIMUS MAD STATE (UA)
02.20 20:30-22:00 HOUSE with MAXIM OROBETS aka MAXIMUS MAD STATE (UA)
Born in Cherkasy, Ukraine, and now residing in the city of Kyiv, Maxim Orobets (UA) is a passionate dancer, teacher, and events organizer. As of February 25, 2022, he has been resiliently managing an Artist fund to support dancers and their families who’ve been affected by the Russia-Ukraine war. Maxim is the Director of two dance studios: Max Dance in Cherkasy and Explosion School in Kyiv. He has been teaching young dancers for 15 years and has organized some of the biggest dance events in Ukraine such as ‘Explosion Battle’. In addition, Maxim has created the Ukrainian Underground Camp, a dance camp that unites dancers for workshops every 6 months. Maxim is dancing since 2004 and is a member of two major dance collectives “Mad State Crew” and “Explosion Team”. He has more than 200 titles and wins around Ukraine and internationally in his backpack and over 14 years of teaching experience.
Workshops led by Maxim are designed in the ever-changing format of freestyle with a closer focus on dance development using foundations; work with space and directions; complex isolations and combining it with basic dance; creation of the concept and use of it during freestyle; musicality development. Enhance even more: rocks, footwork, lines, ground moves, and grooves.
Maxim focuses on:
– space and directions
-combining conceptions with base
More about Maxim Orobets:
TIME and PLACE:
– February 20th
-Low Air dance school, Gediminas av. 2A (IIIa.), Vilnius.
GAGA 20 eur.
HIP-HOP 25 eur.
HOUSE 25 eur.
HIP-HOP and HOUSE 40 eur.
GAGA, HIP-HOP and HOUSE 60 eur.
Workshops will be in English