Two day weekend intensive
3rd + 4th June 2017

10:00-14:15 each day

10:00-11:15: Gaga Class
11:30-12:30: Choreography Session
13:15-14:15: Improvisation Session
 Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company.
Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body, adding flexibility, stamina, agility, coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. Gaga classes are predicated on listening to the body and responding to physical sensations.

Each day will be structured with a Gaga class, followed by a movement material/choreography workshop. After lunch sessions will explore the bodies possibilities in improvisation tasks.

The intensive is open to all dancers, physical actors, movers, people aware of their physicality that are willing to learn something new or to bring a different flavour to their daily training.

Extra places are available for the Gaga class only (morning session 10:00-11:15) at £10 per session per day. Booking for these classes can be done via the link below and selecting Gaga class Sat/Sun to book your place.

Natalia Iwaniec
Natalia Iwaniec was born in Poland and is now a freelance dancer and Gaga teacher based in London. She finished her Master’s in Theatre in Cracow and 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 and was a part of the first Gaga Teachers Training Programme, certified by Ohad Naharin in 2012.

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

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

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Monday 7th-Friday 11th August 2017

09:00-18:00 daily

The Fourth Monkey Experience Week is designed to give a taster of what life is like to train as a monkey: intensive, playful and fun!

This course will run at our training base, The Monkey House in Finsbury Park, London. Course dates are Monday 7th-Friday 11th August, 9am-6pm with an informal sharing on the Friday evening of work developed in clown classes during the week.

The Fourth Monkey Experience Week is designed to offer those considering actor training or further development as an actor, what it is to train on the company’s celebrated training programmes. Physical, bold and intuitive, Fourth Monkey’s training approach is recognised as a fresh and ensemble based alternative to more traditional forms of study.

Beginning each day with a yoga class, the course will then focus on two of our core disciplines, Movement and Clown with classes each day lead by core Fourth Monkey practitioners Angela Gasparetto (Course Director for the Two-Year Rep course and international movement director) and Stephen Sobal (Artistic Director of award winning All In Theatre Company). In addition to this, each afternoon will consist of a three hour introductory masterclass focusing on a variety of disciplines designed to give a taster of other areas of study at Fourth Monkey. This will include technical voice and text (including a physical and vocal approach to Shakespeare’s work), Suzuki & Mask. The course will cover all the main areas of our training, underpinned by our core philosophy of ensemble and physicality.

Places on the course are limited to 18 and participants should be aged 17 or over at the time of the course commencement.

The price for the course is £300. This includes all training sessions, resources and entitles the participant to a free audition for 2018 intake which is normally priced at £25. Please note this does NOT include accommodation and food. Payment is made via PayPal/ debit card via the booking link below.

Early Bird Booking offer of £250 using the code ELECTIONDAY when booking online, valid until 8th June

To apply to take place on this course please follow the booking link below and you will be emailed a booking confirmation once this is completed.

Course Date Day Time Book Now
Gaga Weekend 3rd + 4th June Saturday + Sunday 10:00-14:15 Sold Out
Gaga Class 3rd June Saturday 10:00-11:15 Book Now
Gaga Class 4th June Sunday 10:00-11:15 Book Now
Experience Week 7th-11th August Monday-Friday 09:00-18:00 Book Now