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Mr. Gaga

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Mr. Gaga

Enter the world of Ohad Naharin, the internationally acclaimed choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, and creator of a radical new movement language known as Gaga, which has been hugely influential in Israel and around the world. Eight years in the making, this high-energy documentary immerses the audience in the creative process behind Batsheva’s explosive performances. Using intimate rehearsal footage, extensive unseen archival materials, and stunning dance sequences, acclaimed director Tomer Heymann (Paper Dolls) tells the fascinating story of an artistic genius who has redefined the language of modern dance.

“Mr. Naharin, 64 […] creates slippery, enigmatic dances that flicker between strident assertions of bold physicality and buttery fluidity.” (New York Times)

Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers)


Q&A Eran Polishuk, director of Film and Media, Consulate General of Israel, with choreographer/dancer Saar Harari
Q&A Eran Polishuk, director of Film and Media, Consulate General of Israel, with choreographer/dancer Saar Harari
Saturday, Feb. 4 2017, 5:30
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Saar Harari was born on a farm in Israel and danced until the age of 18, when he joined the Israeli special forces for 6 years. In 1998 he created his first work as an independent choreographer, and danced with Ohad Naharin in the Batsheva Dance Company. In 2001, Saar established LeeSaar The Company with Lee Sher, relocating to NYC in 2004. Saar is a Gaga teacher and the Executive Producer of Gaga USA.

Eran Polishuk is the director of Film and Media at Israel's Office for Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel, New York.  Before joining the Israeli Consulate team, he was the producer of the Jewish and International Jerusalem Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque-Israel Film Archive.  

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