"One of the most fascinating dancemakers on the planet"

- Roslyn Sulcas New York Times

11 NOV, 8PM - 10PM


Marasesti Bvd. 80-82


DOCUMENTARY, 100', 2015 (IL, SE, DE, NL)
CHOREOGRAPHER: ohad naharin



Enter the world of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. “Mr. Gaga”, eight years in the making, captures the elusive beauty of contemporary dance and immerses the audience in the creative process behind Batsheva’s unique performances. Using intimate rehearsal footage, extensive unseen archive materials and stunning dance sequences, acclaimed director Tomer Heymann ("Paper Dolls", "I shot my Love") tells the fascinating story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.



Ohad Naharin has been hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers. As Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company since 1990, he has guided the company with an adventurous artistic vision and reinvigorated its repertory with his captivating choreography. Naharin is also the originator of an innovative movement language, Gaga, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the company’s training, and emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination.

In the 2003-2004 season, he held the title of House Choreographer. During his tenure with the company, Naharin has choreographed over 20 works for Batsheva and its junior division, Batsheva Ensemble. He has also restaged over 10 of his dances for the company and recombined excerpts from his repertory to create Deca Dance, a constantly evolving evening-length work.

Ohad is one of the most alive people I’ve ever known. His work pushes us all—himself, the dancers, the audience—to the limits of what we are, and then beyond
Ohad Naharin is one of the most original and confounding choreographers of our time.
— Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune
Ohad Naharin has specialized in works that can be understood, if not necessarily comprehended.
— Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times
Pioneering some of the most innovative work - and intriguing movement language - in contemporary dance during the past 20 years.
— The Sydney Morning Herald
Naharin’s choreography seems to be an infinite dance prism or artistry, commentary and sheer necessity of dancing amok. Naharin is a singular dance voice with a lot to say.
— Lewis Whittington, Ballet Magazine
Naharin is placed in a rarefied group of the world’s foremost modern-dance choreographers.
— Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Centre Festival and Spoleto Festival U.S.A.