Going Gaga for Ohad Naharin

Going Gaga for Ohad Naharin
by Anna Della Subin, NY Times
‘There is something about Gaga that makes you realize that joy and pain and sadness can live in the same space; they don’t contradict each other.’’
Image from the New York Times Ohad Naharin, the artistic director of the Tel Aviv–based Batsheva Dance Company and the inventor of Gaga, a vocabulary that provokes dancers to respond to ideas and their own sensations to create precise forms. Credit Michal Chelbin
Image from the New York Times
Ohad Naharin, the artistic director of the Tel Aviv–based Batsheva Dance Company and the inventor of Gaga, a vocabulary that provokes dancers to respond to ideas and their own sensations to create precise forms.
Credit Michal Chelbin

 

On Point with Tom Ashbrook

“A More Physical Form of Mindfulness: How intelligence lives beyond the brain. In your body. Intelligence, in the flesh.”

We know from our language that the body is deeply engaged in our understanding of the world. A joke is side-splitting. We get butterflies in our stomach. Our eyes pop with surprise. Our blood runs cold. But my guest today says humans have radically retreated from the wisdom of the body’s signals to a hegemony of the brain, the intellect. In many ways, sitting at keyboards and screens, we’ve abandoned, forgotten the embodied cognition in the work of hands and backs. Time to get it back, he says. This hour On Point, when the brain is not enough. Intelligence in the flesh. – Tom Ashbrook

Image from On Point New research on cognitive science suggests a greater link between the physical body and the realization of the mind.  (Nate Kat / Flickr)
Image from On Point
New research on cognitive science suggests a greater link between the physical body and the realization of the mind.
(Nate Kat / Flickr)

 

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