Training Classes with Laura Toma

For dance professionals and intermediate-advanced students


April 23rd to 27th, 2018

April 23rd – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
April 24th to 27th – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.


Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré
250, Dépôt, Sherbrooke

Cost: $7 / class (for self-employed or professional dancers)


Class Description

Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today.

Gaga classes employ the specific vocabulary and skills that are part and parcel of a dancer’s knowledge. The layering of familiar movements with Gaga tasks presents dancers with fresh challenges, and throughout the class teachers prompt the dancers to visit more unfamiliar places and ways of moving as well. Gaga deepens dancers’ awareness of physical sensations, expands their palette of available movement options, enhances their ability to modulate their energy and engage their explosive power, and enriches their movement quality with a wide range of textures.


Laura Toma

Laura Toma holds a diploma from the professional program at The School of Dance in Ottawa as well as from Dance Studies at the Laban Centre in London. Her professional development includes training at P.A.R.T.S. in Belgium, and with the Ate9 company in Los Angeles. In 2012, under the mentorship of Ohad Naharin, she graduated from the first Gaga Teacher Training Program in Tel Aviv. Laura Toma is the only certified teacher of Gaga in Canada, and has taught at, amongst others, the Marie Chouinard Company, the RQD, the ÉDMTL, and the ÉSBQ. With Geneviève Boulet and Erin O’Loughlin, she co-founded the LA TRESSE Collective, and also works with choreographer Andrea Peña. She is also pursuing design studies at Concordia University.


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The classes are offered in collaboration with the Regroupement québécois de la danse and thanks to the financial support of Emploi-Québec and the CQRHC.