Directed by Tomer Heymann, Produced by Barak Heymann, Documentary, 2016, 100 minutes, Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles
Ohad Naharin has spent the past 25 years pushing the boundaries of physical and political expression through the language of body movement. He developed a choreographic style and movement practice 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.
Ohio State Dance Assistant Professor Hannah Kosstrin to introduce the film. Stay after the screening—part of this year’s Columbus Jewish Film Festival—for a conversation with Producer Barak Heymann that’s moderated by BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang.
Reception following screening
$10 Jewish Community Center and Wexner Center members
$12 general public
$5 students with valid ID