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#6/12 GAGA/dancers with Natalia Iwaniec

  • Academy of Music & Theatre Arts (AMATA) Falmouth University, Tremough Campus, Penryn Cornwall UK (map)

Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June
11.00am - 4.00pm daily (Studio available an hour before and after)
Venue: AMATA, Studio C
Who? For professional, experienced & advanced dancers 18+
Fee: £20 p/p Cornwall based dancers | £60 p/p Visiting dancers

/Bookings OPEN
email to reserve your place and make payment within one week to secure it.

/Deadline for bookings Monday 6th May. Places are limited and we anticipate this will be a popular event, so please book in advance.

/Important information: Dancers attending this Master Workshop are responsible for their own travel, insurances, accommodation & food. The workshop is a 2 day event so you must be able to commit to both days. Cornwall based dancers are supported by Hall for Cornwall.


Saturday 8th June
11am Studio opens
11.15-12.30pm Gaga Class
12.45-1.45pm Choreography Session
- Lunch -
2.45-4.15pm Movement Research
4.15-5.30pm Studio open for self study/stretch

Sunday 9th June
Same schedule but a shorter lunch, finishing with a Q&A

About Natalia

Natalia Iwaniec was born in Poland and is now a freelance dancer & Gaga teacher based in London. She finished her Master’s in Theatre in Cracow & completed her degree in dance at the Dance College in Wroclaw, Poland. From September 2010-September 2012 she lived in Tel Aviv exploring the Gaga movement language & was a part of the first Gaga Teachers Training Programme, certified by Ohad Naharin.

Natalia has taught Gaga in professional contemporary dance schools such as Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (UK) & Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London (UK) & Rambert Contemporary & Ballet school as guest teacher. Natalia has worked with dance companies and theatres such as NDCWales in Cardiff (UK), Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds (UK), Rambert2 (UK), Central Europe Dance Theatre in Budapest (Hungary), Studio Matejka in Wroclaw (Poland) amongst others.

Natalia is working as a dancer & choreographer, developing international projects & is one of the founders of London based NaNa Collective.

What is Gaga?…

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge & self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering & strengthening your body & adding flexibility, stamina, & agility while lightening the senses & imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, & offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement & connects conscious & unconscious movement, & it allows for an experience of freedom & pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself & others.

“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 & sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm & alert at once.” – Ohad Naharin

Earlier Event: May 27
#5/12 Joss Arnott
Later Event: July 6
#7/12 Laila Diallo