Guest artists

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Bosmat Nossan and Gaga Philosophy

October 1-11, 2019

Gaga is often described as a philosophy, not a technique. It offers space where dancers can experience freedom, pleasure, awareness, and connectivity within the group as well as within their individual bodies. The Gaga method was initially applied to train members of the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company under the direction of Gaga founder Ohad Naharin. Since Gaga classes became publicly offered in 2001, Gaga has spread across the world as one of the largest dance phenomena of the 21st century. One of the facilitators of this contagious interest is our very own Allesee Guest Artist, Bosmat Nossan, who founded the Gaga Teacher Training Program. A former member of Batsheva Dance Company, Nossan is fully prepared to immerse our students in an authentic Gaga experience. She will be creating her own work on a select group of dance students over the course of 11 days. Prior to each rehearsal with Nossan, she will lead a Gaga session to prepare the minds, bodies, and spirits of the dancers, much like Ohad Naharin would utilize Gaga to prepare the Batsheva company members to receive choreography. Essentially, our students will be training like the professional members of one of the world's most celebrated companies. Following the sharing of this new work, Bosmat and her creative partner Noah Lembersky will be performing their own piece as well. It is a tremendous opportunity to see trained Gaga performers in such an intimate, informal showing. This informance will be a chance to appreciate the Gaga movement language as its unfiltered passion resonates from our students and our esteemed professional guests alike.


Past Guest Artists

Professionals in the field of Theatre and Dance are often invited to speak to and answer questions from our students. Some of the guest artists who have come to Wayne State's Theatre and Dance program to talk with our students are below. 

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Bosmat Nossan
(Gaga Philosohpy)

Hanna Bricston
Hannah Bricston

Germaul Barnes
Germaul Barnes
Adam Ade Ola Pascall
Adam "Ade Ola" Pascall
Jeffrey Seller
Jeffrey Seller
Mark Fucik
Mark Fucik (Pilobolus)
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S. Epatha Merkerson
Adam McGaw
Adam McGaw
trey mcintyre
Trey McIntyre
Michael Boudewyns
Michael Boudewyns
Deborah Joy Winans
Deborah Joy Winans
Benjamin Bowen (Twylla Tharp)
Benjamin Bowen (Twylla Tharp)
Arnaud Loubayi
Arnaud Loubayi and Mampouya
Sonya Tayeh
Sonya Tayeh
Allegra Libonati
Allegra Libonati
Ron Brown
Ron Brown
Shawn T Bible
Shawn T Bible
Danya
Danys "La Mora" Perez
Natasha Katz
Natasha Katz
George Abud
George Abud
David DiChiera
David DiChiera
David Ramsey
David Ramsey
Dominique Morriseau
Dominique Morriseau

Lenny Banovez
Lenny Banovez

Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
Patti Lupone
Patti LuPone
Shelly Butler
Shelley Butler
Syd Mead
Syd Mead
Tim Rhoze
Tim Rhoze
Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
Valerie Pettiford
Valerie Pettiford

William Ivey Long
WIlliam Ivey Long