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Gaga & Toolbox Workshop with Amy Morrow

Join us for a 3-day Gaga experience for dancers & people in Dallas.
“While Gaga is a serious new way of training the body, it is also about connecting to pleasure and. . . realizing that there’s nothing wrong with being silly.”
— Gia Kourlas,
The New York Times
 
People explore Gaga movement lying on the floor.

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. PHOTO: Gadi Dagon.

You’ll be guided using a series of evocative movement instructions that build on each other. Rather than copying a movement, you’ll actively explore these instructions, discovering how you interpret the information and perform the task at hand. It’s a creative framework for you to connect to with your body and imagination, increase physical awareness, improve flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.

 
Led by Amy Diane Morrow, one of the first to be trained to teach gaga by its founder, Ohad Naharin.
 
Open to people ages 16+, regardless of their background in dance or movement. All you need is curiosity!
Limit: 35.
 
COST
Extra Early-Bird: $95 (thru Nov. 30)
Early Bird: $125 (thru Jan. 2)
Advance: $150 (Jan. 3 on)
Please contact us to discuss special rates for your studio or dance company.
 
Register on Brown Paper Tickets. Or if you prefer, send a check made out to “Dallas Feldenkrais” to:
3515 Cedar Springs Rd., Suite 102
Dallas TX 75219
 
SCHEDULE
Friday, 1/26
7pm | Gaga Session
8-9pm | Toolbox Session
 
Saturday & Sunday, 1/27 & 1/28
11am | Gaga Session
1-3pm | Toolbox Session
 
Wear comfortable clothes. Be ready to dance barefoot or in socks. Bring a bottle for water and a towel.
 
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others. Its emphasis on self-discovery complements Awareness Through Movement®.
Presented by Dallas Movement Lab, in partnership with The Theorists.

Interoception: Awkward Word for Important Phenomenon

2 seated women explore Awareness Through Movement.

Awareness Through Movement lesson.

One of you recently shared interesting research into what happens physically when we attend to ourselves during meditation and mindfulness practices such as Awareness Through Movement®.

Being able to attend to, and learn from, how we move and other physiological states has critical survival value. Scientists have labelled this interoception, “the process of receiving, accessing and appraising internal bodily signals.”

Particularly important: there’s a link between well being and interoception. When we attend to ourselves in the specific ways invited by practices like Feldenkrais®, there’s potential for improving physical and psychological health.

Find the complete article here on the Frontiers in Psychology website.