Mr. Gaga


Mr. Gaga Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences.

This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping.

“Electric...riveting...Choreographic brilliance...Striking performance footage...Excellent. A complex, compelling lead character...Handsome and charismatic, Naharin... Arguably is a genius. The most exciting documentary for fans of edgier modern dance since “Pina”. - Variety

ABOUT OHAD NAHARIN

Naharin was appointed Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company in 1990 and has served in this role except for the 2003–4 season, when he held the title of House Choreographer. During his tenure with the company, Naharin has choreographed close to 30 works for Batsheva and its junior division, Batsheva – The Young Ensemble. Naharin’s compelling choreographic craft and inventive, supremely textured movement vocabulary have made him a favorite guest artist in dance companies around the world. His works have been performed by prominent companies and garnered him many awards and honours for his rich contributions to the world of dance.

In addition to his work for the stage, Naharin has pioneered Gaga, an innovative movement language. Gaga, which emphasizes the exploration of sensation and availability for movement, is now the primary training method for Batsheva’s dancers. Gaga has also attracted a wide following among dancers around the world and appealed to the general public in Israel, USA, Europe and Australia, where open classes are oered regularly.

View trailer here: https://vimeo.com/139907441

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