O-8 B / Gaga: Dancers
In the frame of Oster Tanz 2017
Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. It is a way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body and provides a framework to discover and strengthen physicality, to add flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Dancers are challenged to visit unfamiliar places and ways of moving and will experience the enrichment of their movement quality with a wide range of textures.
Iyar El-Ezra was born in Tel Aviv on 1987 and studied in the Academy of Dance and Music in Jerusalem. Joined Batsheva Ensemble in 2005 and worked at the Batsheva dance company from 2008 until 2016. During her work period in Batsheva, aside of working regularly with Ohad Naharin, has also worked with Yasmeen Godder, Sharon Eyal and Roy Assaf. Iyar is a recipient of the 2002-2004 Israel-America cultural foundation education scholarship. She choreographed and participated in "curtain up 2015" - a centerpiece of Israel's contemporary dance calendar for young choreographers. Has won the "Yair Shapira award" in 2016.