Ohad Naharin has spent the past 25 years pushing the boundaries of physical and political expression through the
language of body movement. He pioneered a singular choreographic style known as Gaga. This exuberant film
illuminates the creative process of an audacious Israeli choreographer widely hailed as an icon of modern dance. Naharin’s career has spanned several prestigious dance ensembles, culminating in his tenure as artistic director of the
Batsheva Dance Company. Eight years in the making, Mr. Gaga captures Naharin’s genius through extensive rehearsal
footage, eye-popping performance and interviews with dancer and collaborators.
Presented in partnership with BalletMet, The Ohio State University’s Melton Center for Jewish
Studies, Department of Dance and Wexner Center for the Arts.
Producer Barak Heymann introduces the film and participates in post-screening discussion with
BalletMet Artistic Director, Edwaard Liang.
Reception following screening.