Professional Class: Natalia Iwaniec
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.
Natalia Iwaniec was born in Poland and is now a freelance dancer and Gaga teacher based in between Poland and UK. She finished her Master’s in Theatre in Cracow and completed her degree in dance at the Dance College in Wroclaw in Poland.
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 has been teaching regular Gaga classes for dancers and non-dancers in the UK and Europe.
While teaching and creating she is also performing in Europe currently her solo work "Birdland".