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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.

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Tomer Heymann

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Tomer Heymann
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Cast

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

Release Date:

1 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gaga, o Amor pela Dança See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,354, 5 February 2017

Gross USA:

$173,994

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$665,617
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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 »

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Naomi Bloch Fortis: Ohad said that, to be rehearsal director - is to be able to be a queen and a slave at the same time.
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Nisi Dominus
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not just a dance film
1 February 2017 | by ringmoiSee all my reviews

Ohad Naharin's rigorous insistence on open 'failure' in his dance studio might come as a bit of a shock to those who wonder how his Batsheva Dance Company members achieve that special something: with only several minutes to go before showtime they continue to 'fail' and 'fall' in front of the choreographer, and several concerned onlookers...

Vulnerable? Yes. But Heymann's meticulous documentation of Naharin's own life path proves the point:

After years of difficult army service followed by a move 5,000 miles away from home Naharin jumped headfirst into professional company auditions and advanced dance classes in NYC (sans-official training, basically as an adult beginner, and *cough also alongside Nureyev). After several initial successes he suffered a game-changing injury that normally causes the kind of despair or anxiety that ends careers or kills momentum. But for Naharin, this was a chance to discover something new, and he used his physical limitations to uncover GAGA - the movement language that has gained international fame and bears the honor of this film's title.

"Your strength is your weakness, and your weakness is your strength." Fall harder. There are no excuses. A must see for dancer and non-dancer alike.


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