Written and Submitted by Hagshama Sydney.
Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company and its famed choreographer Ohad Naharin are making their long-awaited Australian return to this year’s Adelaide Festival.
Ohad Naharin is hailed as one of the world’s most important contemporary choreographers, Naharin developed the innovative movement language “Gaga”, whilst guiding Batsheva into its current role as one of Israel’s leading cultural ambassadors.
Members of the Batsheva Dance Company teach Gaga Workshops around the world to both professional dancers and people with no prior dance experience.
Hear what Actress Natalie Portman has to say about Gaga here
Hagshama has secured two of these amazing dancers to teach a one-off dance class especially for Hagshama in Sydney. We are so excited and privileged to have such talent on our shores, they are equally excited to be here and are offering all participants whom attend an incredible discounted price.
Normally 1 hour classes start at $100. They are offering the class for $10! We cannot wait for their class! Please see the flyer for all details.
Here is a sneak peak of Gaga in Israel… (Screen shot attached).
RSVP to Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org 02 9360 6300
Meet members of the Batsheva Dance Company
Guy Shomroni began dancing with Batsheva Ensemble in 2001 and joined the senior Batsheva Dance Company in 2004, where he performed numerous repertoire pieces by choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Yasmeen Godder.
Since leaving the company in 2012, he has served as Ohad Naharin’s assistant in the creation process for The Hole (2013). Guy is also an active DJ in Tel Aviv’s local scene, DJing at clubs and bars as well as DJing live for Batsheva Dance Company’s performances of Session. Guy has taught Gaga since 2002 in Israel and overseas. He gives workshops for professional dancers and also teaches Gaga/people classes.
Rachael Osborne, born in Australia 1980, trained at the National Capital Ballet School under Janet Karin OAM. She completed an Associate Degree in Dance at QUT in 1999 and participated in various dance projects around Brisbane before joining the Ensemble Batsheva in 2001 and subsequently the Batsheva Dance Company in 2003. Rachael continued to dance with Batsheva until 2012.
Rachael was Assistant to the Rehearsal Director at Batsheva between 2008-2010 and during this time was the Batsheva recipient of the Yair Shapira Prize. She has taught Gaga and Ohad’s repertory for several years in Israel, Europe and North America.
Since leaving Batsheva Rachael has set Ohad’s works Bolero, Decadance and Minus 16 on companies in the U.K the U.S.A and Europe and also assisted Shaon Eyal in her creation Untitled Black for the Gothenburg Opera Ballet.