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Gaga/People Workshop - With GAGA by Gosia Mielech

Mon, 2 Dec 2019 6:00PM - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 7:00PM
Rs 1200 onwards
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| Citizens of Stage Co-Lab Invitational Series ||

WHEN: 02 13 DEC (weekends off) | 6.00 7.00 PM
FEE: INR 1200 (2 classes) | INR 2800 (5 classes) | INR 5250 (10 Classes)

Gaga is about discovering your body in a new way, at the same time gaining strength, flexibility, and stamina. We also connect to things like being silly, shaking and quaking and we use expressions as thick flesh, sensitive skin, juicy joints or soft hands. These are images that help us to create actual physical reactions. By recognizing our movement habits we can also change them, and in Gaga we work with many layers at the same time.

Gaga is a great tool, a key to unlock what is already there in the mover. It is about strengthening our engines to make things lighter, and not to forget, it is about our passion to move!


A few instructions before you start

Never stop: The class is one session, no pauses or exercises, but a continuity of instructions one on top of the other. Each instruction does not cancel the previous one but is added to it, layer upon layer. Therefore, it is important not to stop in the middle of the session. If you get tired or want to work at another pace, you can always lower the volume, work 30% or 20%, float, or rest, but without losing sensations that were already awakened. Do not return to the state your body was in before we started.

Listening to the body: It is important that you take the instructions gently into your body while being aware of its sensations, abilities, and limitations. Do not seek excessive effort on your first time seek the quality of the movement, the sensation to which we are aiming, but with less intensity in the work. Go to places where the pleasure in movement is awakened and not to places of pain. Maintain the connection to pleasure especially during effort (effort is different than pain). If you have any limitations, restrictions, or physical pain permanent or temporary talk to the teacher before the class starts, and be aware throughout the session.

Awareness: Be aware. Get inspired by the teacher and by other people in the room. Be aware of people around you, the space that they need, and the interaction if any.

Silence: During the session, we do not speak unless instructed to use our voice or words. If you have any questions, you are welcome to bring them up at the end of the session.

Classes start on time: Attending the first minutes of the class is very important so you will be able to produce more from the session and take care of your body. It is advised to arrive 15 minutes early, turn your phone off, find yourself a place in the studio, relax, and start.

No entry for latecomers: If you are late, give up. Go do something else that is pleasant. Come tomorrow.

We work barefoot, without shoes.


Citizens of Stage Co-Lab is a collective of versatile, independent dancers who strive to share movement and dance with working professionals, students, artists, sportspeople, homemakers, and the community at large. Based out of the state-of-the-art studios at Shoonya, it offers classes, workshops, and performances that combine technical skill, somatic awareness, and creativity. It is bound by the belief Minds to evolve when bodies dance.

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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We all are half done, we all are incomplete. Mohan Rakesh's Aadhe Adhure is what true theatre is. It is pure drama written with a very nuanced and methodical understandings of human psyche. It repeatedly draws often the theme of our expectations and reality. Are we happy with what we have? Can we ever be happy? What is happiness?

In Aadhe Adhure, Mohan Rakesh takes an ordinary family where the family relationships are already crumbling. The wife is the only earning member in a family of 5, the husband has lost all his self-confidence. The elder daughter eloped and married but is still struggling to find happiness, her younger brother has reached of age but yet to find a job and the youngest teenager has coming of age problems coupled with a need to get attention. The wife is tired of taking care of everyone and has her own desires and ambitions.

Rakesh wastes no time in setting up the tension, but he never lets go off it. This is a story where everyone is at fault and yet no-one is. Rakesh unfolds the story brilliantly and his command over his audience is splendid.

TOYO - Theatre on your own, uses minimal props to render the story. At some points, it feels mere a dramatic reading of the play yet the actors render their roles with a gloom that stays with you even after the play gets over. There is also a minimal use of shadow effects yet it adds exponential flavoring.

Aadhe Adhure is a must watch play. You can take your parents to this one and it will be a discussion point for the way back home.

- by Arvind for TOYO(Theatre on your own) organized by Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices .

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