Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance

2017 | 100 minutes | Rated NR

This documentary weaves together the life of contemporary dance choreographer Ohad Naharin—a childhood in a kibbutz, life in New York City’s modern dance scene in the ’70s and ’80s, a partnership with American dancer Mari Kajiwara, and return to Israel to head the now-renowned Batsheva Dance Company—with mesmerizing footage of dancers performing his striking work. Naharin is known for his “Gaga” pedagogy as much as his dance, where he empowers the dancer (or the average person—Narahin didn’t train or “become” a dancer until his early 20s) to bring themselves to the choreographer’s prescribed moves. Like his dancers’ performances, it’s hard to explain, but arresting to watch.

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Film Credits
Director
Tomer Heymann
Cast
Ohad Naharin