a film by Tomer Heymann
Screening August 15, 8pm BUY TICKETS
Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal opens with Dance on Film, featuring Mr. Gaga, the spectacular documentary on the life and art of Ohad Naharin.
Artistic director of one of the world’s hottest dance companies, Batsheva Dance, and choreographic super star, Ohad Naharin is the inventor of Gaga, a multisensory, challenging movement vocabulary that inspires dancers to move beyond familiar physical limits and expand their imaginations.
The product of an eight-year collaboration between director Tomar Heymann and Nahrin, the film is an intimate study that captures the choreographer’s work in stunning detail. Characterizing Naharin as rough, demanding, exceptional and mesmerizing, the film underlines the toll that his dedication to his art has taken on family, dancers and choreographer alike.
“Leading Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin is profiled in “Mr. Gaga,” possibly the most exciting documentary for fans of edgier modern dance since “Pina.” – Variety – Read the review
LISTEN to Ohad Naharin on CBC q