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Mr. Gaga

Mr. Gaga


Enter the creative process of Ohad Naharin, an Israeli choreographer whose joyous performances have redefined the language of dance. Once a sought-after dancer in the company of Martha Graham, Naharin has spent the past 25 years pushing the boundaries of physical and political expression at Tel Aviv's Batsheva Dance Company. Through rich archival footage, intimate rehearsals and eye-popping dance sequences, director Tomer Heymann crafts an affectionate portrait of a cultural maverick and his audacious efforts to bring the joy of movement to people of all ages and physical abilities. The product of an eight-year collaboration between Heymann and his subject, Mr. Gaga is a feast for the senses, celebrating an artist whose exuberant dances capture the thrills and burdens of having a body. Learn more.

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"A feast of art and emotion" - The LA Times

"Electric...Riveting...Choreographic brilliance...excellent. The most exciting documentary for fans of edgier modern dance since Pina" - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"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" - Nicole Krauss, Author of The History of Love

"Ohad Naharin is one of the most original and confounding choreographers of our time" - Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune

"One of the most fascinating dancemakers on the planet" - Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times

"Ohad Naharin has specialized in works that can be understood, if not necessarily comprehended" - Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

"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

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Director/Writer: Tomer Heymann
Producer: Barak Heymann
Executive Producer: Diana Holtzberg
Cinematography: Itai Raziel    Editors: Alon Greenberg, Ido Mochik, Ron Omer
Music: Ishai Adar   Sound Designer: Alex Claude
Artistic Advisors: Pia Forsgren, Roni Azgad, Talli Vernia Hatsor    Researchers: Lily Yudinsky, Daniela Reiss, Tali Shamir Werzberger
N.Y Production Managers: Alina Slonim, Andreas Merk
2016, Israel/Sweden/Germany/Holland, 100 min, in English and Hebrew with subtitles


With support from:
ZDF\ARTE, AVRO, Channel 8- Israel, SVT, New Israeli fund for TV and cinema, Family Robert Weil Foundation, The Foundation for Jewish Culture, Mifal Hapais


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