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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
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, 3 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$173,994, 28 April 2017
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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
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by James Bowman and The Academy of Ancient Music
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I Usually Loathe 'Modern Dance' But He Won Me Over
17 June 2017 | by poetcomic1See all my reviews

At the end of this movie I was simply overwhelmed by the intense and poetic range of Ohad's creativity. The dances are always rooted in real human feeling and the living human body. Most touching moment for me was his troupe working with severely disabled children - picking them up and moving with them if they could hardly move at all. Knowing nothing of dance per se, I found his instructions to his troupe a real eye-opener, sometimes he is trying to say the un-sayable - but he manages to get it across somehow. Incidentally, I appreciate his traumatic memories of the 1973 Yom Kippur War when the Arab nations surprise attacked on the holiest day of the Jewish year, with a genocidal savagery as infamous as Pearl Harbor.


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