"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)
DIRECTOR: TOMER HEYMANN
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.