Gaga, Give Me More

The Spectrum of Human Movement in Two Dances by Ohad Naharin

  • Helen Singh-Miller Visiting Lecturer, Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Fellow, Film Study Center, Harvard University. Feldenkrais Practitioner and Artist, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Director, Storefront for Somatic Practice
Keywords: freedom in collaboration, the role of rest in dance pedagogy and performance, the overlap of the Feldenkrais Method and Gaga movement language

Abstract

Through a comparative account of the Feldenkrais Method® and Gaga, movement language and pedagogy developed by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, Helen Singh-Miller explores the spectrum of human movement presented in two of Naharin's dances, both performed by the Batsheva Dance Company in the last year.

Author Biography

Helen Singh-Miller, Visiting Lecturer, Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Fellow, Film Study Center, Harvard University. Feldenkrais Practitioner and Artist, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Director, Storefront for Somatic Practice

Helen Singh-Miller is an artist and Feldenkrais practitioner living and working in Cambridge, MA. Drawing on somatic education and contemporary dance, her still and moving-image work explores the relationship between visual representation and embodied experience. ​Grand Union (2018), her recent film incorporating elements of family life and postmodern dance, was installed at the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo. In 2016-17, she was awarded a Harvard Film Study Center fellowship for ​And After These Things​, a portrait of caregiving across community and class. Editor of ​The Feldenkrais Journal​, Singh-Miller writes regularly on the aesthetic dimensions of everyday activity. She has written for The Drawing Center, The Orion Society, Mozarteum Salzburg, Trade School, ESTAR(SER), Comet Books, and ​Feldenkrais Zeit​. She contributes material inspired by somatics to exhibitions and performances internationally and teaches TIME in Studio Foundation at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Published
2019-05-28
How to Cite
Singh-Miller, H. (2019). Gaga, Give Me More. Feldenkrais Research Journal, 6. Retrieved from https://feldenkraisresearchjournal.org/index.php/journal/article/view/30