Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof are collaborative artists based in Tel Aviv, Israel. They are traveling to Middlbury College for a week-long residency to facilitate classes in the Gaga movement language, teach their repertory, and conduct a lecture demonstration, as well as visit select classes across disciplines. Most events are free and open to the public with the exception of the Gaga/dancer and Repertory Workshop which is free, but requires pre-registration with a 20 person limit.
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Together, the artists have been commissioned to set choreographic works and participate in artistic residencies in Europe, Israel, Russia, the United States, and Singapore in professional and academic settings. They are both certified instructors of Ohad Naharin’s innovative training method, the Gaga movement language, which has recently gained worldwide recognition as a practice for both dancers and those without previous dance experience.
Gaga/dancer and Repertory Workshop
Monday, February 20 | 4:30-7:00
Tuesday, February 21 | 4:30-7:00
Wednesday, February 22 | 6:00-8:30
Thursday, February 23 | 4:30-7:00
Friday, February 24 | 12:30-3:00
Israel-based independent choreographer and former Batsheva dancer Noa Zuk is offering this intensive workshop inviting intermediate-advanced dancers to dive into the Gaga movement language and learn excerpts from her repertory. Registration and participation in all sessions required. FREE!
*The Gaga class on Friday, 2/24 from 12:30pm-1:30p is open to the public, afterwards, participants are invited to observe Noa Zuk and workshop participants rehearse her repertory in the culmination of the week-long workshop.
Gaga/people Master Classes
Wednesday, February 22 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Friday, February 24 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Come and join Ohad Fishof, artist, musician, and long term collaborator of Batsheva Dance Company, for Gaga People Master Classes that are open to the public. People of all ages and movement backgrounds are encouraged to attend this movement exploration which links imagery with sensation. No previous experience necessary, ages 16+. FREE
Open Repertory Rehearsal
Friday, February 24 | 1:30pm-3:00pm
Stay after the Friday Gaga/people class and obsess an open rehearsal with Noa Zuk and the workshop participants and see the progress of a week-long repertory workshop. Open to the public. FREE
Saturday, February 25 | 7:30pm-9:00pm
Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof share excerpts from their collaborative work as well as their insights as internationally recognized choreographers working in Israel. Open to the public. FREE
This residency is supported by the Rothrock Family Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Movement Matters Residency, Committee on the Arts, Director of the Arts Discretionary Fund, Hebrew Department, Living Dance, Middlebury College Activities Board, Middlebury College Dance Program, Music Department, and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.