July 20, 2015
Marianne Combs, with photography by Jeffrey Thompson
Story with images: http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/20/tu-dance
Audio version: http://bit.ly/1JsEYxw
Former TU Dance company member Berit Ahlgren is a certified instructor of the Gaga technique, and has taught Gaga and Pilates throughout the Twin Cities and at Saint Olaf College. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts at New York University.
Gaga/dancers classes are open to professional dancers or advanced dance students ages 16+. Gaga/dancers classes are built on the same principles as Gaga/people classes but also employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class, teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga/dancers deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.
July 13-15, 5:00-6:30 pm
Cost: $45; $35 for college/university dance students; $17 for a single class.
Pre-registration is required. No entry for latecomers.