Saturday, August 11th, 4 – 6pm
Shaga is inspired by the movement language of Gaga, developed by Ohad Naharin. Durham-based Shaleigh Comerford, who trained with Ohad, has created an accessible, empowering and fun practice for anyone interested in liberating their body & their mind.
In this 2 hour workshop we begin with an hour Shaga class, as we learn to approach movement as a dynamic, healing, and ever-changing power, using evocative ideas and imagery in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Class begins slowly and builds in intensity to continuous motion, providing enjoyable exercise for both body and soul. The second half of the class offers a deep exploration of the movement language with sequences that allow us to actively explore our habits, expand our range and discover the endless possibilities of healing ways of moving in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere.
This workshop is for individuals who wish to open themselves to movement in new ways. Dancers, yogis, and movers of all kinds and abilities are invited to participate. No prior experience necessary.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and to move barefoot or in socks.
Price: Sliding-scale $10-25 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
ShaLeigh Comerford is an Irish & Native American dancer, choreographer and artistic director of ShaLeigh Dance Works in Durham, NC. ShaLeigh was personally invited to train in the Gaga movement language with Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv Israel for their inaugural teacher training program. She has also had the honor of performing the company’s work Minus Sixteen.
For more information, please visit: www.shaleighdanceworks.com