Physical and Gaga camp 2017 WINTER EDITION

Physical and Gaga camp 2017 WINTER EDITION

With great pleasure we would like to invite you for the first WINTER EDITION of Gaga and Physical Dance camp, which take place from 9th till 14th of January 2017. The 6-day program of workshops includes: Gaga, improvisation, repertoire by Natalia Iwaniec, physical dance with Milan Herich and stretching/pilates. The camp is adressed to middleadvanced and advanced dancers.

9th – 14th January 2016
Nowa Huta Cultural Centre – Krakow Choreographic Centre

Price: 250 euro

Teachers: Natalia Iwaniec (Gaga, improvisation, own repertoire), Milan Herich (physical dance)



We offer a possibility of accommodation in Nowa Huta Cultural Centre in the form of place to sleep in the collective room, with access to toilets and showers. Each participant should ensure foam pad or a mattress and sleeping bag on her/ his own.


In Nowa Huta Cultural Centre you can also eat a daily dinner in Bistro Marchewka. It’s tasty, inexpensive and healthy 😉 Participants of workshops have 20% discount on dinners.
In the evenings we invite you to spend time together, integration, swimming pools, saunas, movies and exploring Krakow.

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photo: K. Machniewicz

ATTENTION! There is a possibility to choose one path of workshops: GAGA (includes all classes with Natalia Iwaniec) or PHYSICAL (includes all classes with Milan Herich). The price of the path is 150 euro. Applications and payment for the paths will be open at the begining of the new year. Now, if you are interested in this option, please send us an email to book a place.


Milan Herich

Born in 1980, Milan started his first dance steps in the company of traditional Slovak dance and graduated in 2000 in the Conservatory of Banska Bystrica.
In September 2002, he began the training cycle in the recognised school P.A.R.T.S, under the direction of Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker in Brussels.
He worked with several choreographers and companies such as Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus in creating Puur (2005) and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to create the show Myth (2007).
Since 2000 he collaborates with David Zambrano as an assistant in classes and workshops and he works as an interpreter in the pieces: 12 flies Went out at noon, 3 flies Went out at noon, Rabbit project, Soul Project and Holes.
Milan Herich is co-founder of Les Slovaks Dance Collective creating Opening Night (2007) Journey Home (2009) The concert (live music and traditional singing 2010) and his latest show, Fragments (2013).
Since 2013 he been involved in productions of the choreographer Anton Lachky in the creations Mind Gap (2013) and Side Effects( 2015).
After a long period, he returned to work with Wim Vandekeybus for the piece Booting Looting (2014).
In 2014, under the direction of David Zambrano, Milan created his first dance solo, A Solo for Mr.Folk performing in Europe and Latin America.
Currently he continues to develop his own work, teaching dance workshops, and sharing with many different artists from the dance and circus in a wide range of shows.


Milan Herich leads a very physical (but playful) technique class that challenges the individual and coordinates the collective group. Through repetition we will build the skills and awareness to move with speed and efficiency. The aim is to alternate between arches and spirals of the body in all directions possibly imagined. The class will start with exercises in which we will work on using the range of the body to discover different movement possibilities, developing into sequences based on the exercises. A full body warm up will begin on the floor and continue through sitting and squatting material. We will then continue by walking, running and spiraling, as well as phrases that focus on moving you across, around and in and out of the floor.


Natalia Iwaniec

Natalia Iwaniec was born in Poland and now is a freelance dancer and gaga teacher based in between Poland and UK. She finished her Master’s in Theater in Cracow and completed her degree in dance at the Dance College in Wroclaw in Poland, where she studied contemporary dance, hip-hop, ballet, jazz and traditional Polish folk dance. She has taught contemporary dance and improvisation in studios and with theater groups in her home country and abroad.

In 2009, she had her first meeting with Gaga during a workshop with Arkadi Zaides in Poznań (Stary Browar Nowy Taniec). After this experience she decided to research the Israeli dance scene through workshops with Tal Avni (Contact Improvisation and movement research), Yossi Berg and Oded Graf (contemporary dance and improvisation), Yaniv Mitzner (Contact Improvisation), and LeeSaar The Company (Gaga) and others teachers from Israel.

From September 2010 until February 2011, she lived in Tel Aviv exploring the Gaga movement language. During this time, she was part of Yasmeen Godder’s workshop for dancers in Tel Aviv and also trained in Contact Improvisation. Natalia was a part of the first Gaga Teachers Training Program, certified by Ohad Naharin in 2012. Since then she is teaching regular gaga classes for dancers and non-dancers in London and workshops in Poland and Europe. She is the only certified gaga teacher in Poland and one of few in Europe.

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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.

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.
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After Gaga session, we continue work by learning Natalia’s repertoire and by working on more structural improvisation.