annie Rigney

Gaga / Dancers

15 octobre 2019| 18h00 - 19h15

Édifice Wilder | 4e étage | Les Studios - Studio 4

Tarifs: 12$ Membres DAC | 20$ Standard           (plus frais de service)


Gaga / Dancers

October 15th, 2019 | 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Wilder Building | 4th floor |Les Studios - Studio 4

Drop in rate : $12 DAC Members | $20 Standard 

(English below)


Cette classe est très similaire au cours quotidien donné aux danseurs de la Batsheva Dance Company. Le Gaga est une nouvelle façon d'acquérir des connaissances et de prendre conscience de soi. Le Gaga fournit un cadre permettant de découvrir et de renforcer  corps, tout en travaillant sur la souplesse, l’endurance et l’agilité, les sens et l’imagination. Le Gaga sensibilise aux faiblesses physiques, réveille les zones engourdies, expose les fixations physiques et offre des moyens de les éliminer. Le travail améliore le mouvement instinctif et relie le mouvement conscient et inconscient. Il permet une expérience simple de liberté et de plaisir  dans un espace agréable, vêtu de vêtements confortables et accompagné de musique où chaque personne connecte avec soi-même et les autres.



Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and 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. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

“We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” – Ohad Naharin



Annie Rigney is a New York based dancer, choreographer, teacher, and Ilan Lev therapist. Annie graduated with a BFA in Dance and Composition from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance.  In 2010, she apprenticed with the Batsheva Ensemble, performing works by Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. She was a member of Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company from 2011-2013, touring internationally with their works Oyster, Rushes, and Bombyx Mori. Upon moving back to New York in 2014, Annie freelanced with LeeSaar the Company, Zoe Schofield, and Gallim Dance Company, until joining  the cast of Sleep No More. She performed with Punchdrunk's hit immersive show, Sleep No More(NYC) from 2015-2019. Annie has been a practicing Ilan Lev Practitioner since 2011. She operates a private practice in the Ilan Lev Method, treating mostly dancers and other artists for injury and functional limitations and brings this deep anatomical and energetic knowledge from her Somatic practice to her class and movement research. She is a certified Gaga teacher and teaches regularly in New York at Gibney Dance Center, Mark Morris Dance Center, SUNY Purchase and Gallim Dance Company, as well as being adjunct faculty for University of the Arts, in Philadelphia. Her class aims to help dancers unlock their physical potential using imagery and sensation while giving them tools for efficiency of effort and self-treatment for injury.  Her choreographic interest and movement research lies in the intersection between extreme physicality and healing; In the conflict between the need for art to challenge and destroy and the simultaneous healing and uniting power of movement.

Her work has been performed at Bathseva Studios in Tel Aviv as part of Bathseva Ensemble Creates, at Greenspace DanceNow(NYC), in the Dance Theater Lab at SUNY Purchase, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Reverb Dance Festival, and ongoing performances in Mexico and Guatemala as part of the Juntos Collective.