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Mr. Gaga

Pittsburgh Premiere
This visually stunning documentary chronicles the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, who has spent the past 25 years pushing the boundaries of physical and political expression through the language of body movement. Naharin developed “Gaga”—a singular choreographic style that emphasizes seeing and imagining over performing. Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann pulls out all the stops in his profile of this dance rock star, known for both his bluntness and charismatic genius.

Audience Award for Best Documentary – SXSW Film Festival, Aspen Film Festival

“…a complex, compelling lead character and plenty of striking performance footage from throughout.” Dennis Harvey, Variety

Following the film, Saar Harari of Gaga USA and Harris Ferris and Christina Salgado of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will lead a conversation about Gaga.

***Prior to the “Mr. Gaga” screening on April 25th, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is offering two Gaga Masterclass opportunities—one for dancers and one for the community. Details at PBT.org.

Sponsored by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Director(s): Tomer Heymann

Released: 2017

Country: Israel/Germany/Netherlands/Sweden

Length: 100 minutes

Language: English and Hebrew with subtitles