It’s all the rage in Tel Aviv! It’s a new form of movement training called Gaga!
Here’s how it works:
Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self awareness through your body. Gaga is a new way for learning and strengthening your body, 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. Gaga elevates instinctive motion, links conscious and subconscious movement. Gaga is an experience of freedom and pleasure. In a simple way, a pleasant place, comfortable close, accompanied by music, every person with himself and others.
Apparently, in preparing for the current Broadway production of The Miracle Worker, the actor playing Helen was coached by a professional purveyor of Gaga. Says the Gaga coach:
â€œFor scenes like that we have to help Abbyâ€™s body find a new way of being â€” the way she moves, the way she sits, the way she reacts to Annie â€” so that the audience will not feel so familiar with the ways that Abbyâ€™s Helen acts and reacts,â€ Ms. Sher said. â€œAbby, Kate