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Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2015)

Mr. Gaga (original title)
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Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.


Tomer Heymann


Tomer Heymann
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Credited cast:
Ohad Naharin Ohad Naharin ... Self
Tzofia Naharin Tzofia Naharin ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olivia Ancona Olivia Ancona
Avi Belleli Avi Belleli ... Self
Gina Buntz Gina Buntz ... Self
Naomi Bloch Fortis Naomi Bloch Fortis ... Self
Judith Brin Ingber Judith Brin Ingber ... Self
Sonia d'Orleans Juste Sonia d'Orleans Juste ... Self (as Sonia D'Orleans Juste)
Mari Kajiwara Mari Kajiwara ... Self (archive footage)
Tami Lotan Tami Lotan ... Self
Eldad Mannheim Eldad Mannheim ... Self
Eliav Naharin Eliav Naharin ... Self
Natalie Portman ... Self
Or Schraiber ... Self
Bobbi Jene Smith Bobbi Jene Smith ... Self


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. Written by HBF

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A True Story of Love and Dance


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Ohad Naharin is the originator of an innovative movement language, GAGA, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the Batsheva Dance Company's training, and emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers. See more »


Eliav Naharin: Life is full of tatters. Try to reattach them, it doesn't work.
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Nisi Dominus
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by James Bowman and The Academy of Ancient Music
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Electric... riveting... choreographic brilliance
27 January 2017 | by amit-89564See all my reviews

Beautifully shot and thoughtfully assembled, Mr. Gaga is a well-rounded documentary that uses interviews, performances, and behind-the-scenes footage to convey the importance of and fascination with Ohad Naharin, even to audiences that know nothing about dance. The film shows you much of Naharin's groundbreaking work, but it also goes deep trying to penetrate his psyche. Heymann gets about as close as anyone ever will. So many biographical documentaries fall into the trap of loving their subjects so much that they forget to bring a critical eye to the table. Heymann makes no such mistake. Naharin's life is presented as honestly as possible. The dance sequences in Mr. Gaga, so named for the "movement language" that is Naharin's key innovation, are presented beautifully on screen. If you know nothing of dance, or don't have the slightest interest in it, you will still be mystified by what is on screen. The Batsheva dancers move in ways you might not even imagine the body could move. Tomer Heymann perfectly melds the performances into the story

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$25,354, 5 February 2017

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