It is a movie about Ohad Naharin, the man who is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann accompanied the genius choreographer and his company, while building a tale not only about art and its maker, but also about life and inner development.
The protagonist of Tomer Heymann’s documentary is the artistic director of the renowned Batsheva Dance Company. He is considered one of the art’s most innovative and original modern choreographers, who redefined the language of modern dance and conceived his own style, referred to as Gaga. Here, he passionately shares the story of his childhood, his loves, and vision of the world, all against the backdrop of events like the Yom Kippur War, military service, his work with Martha Graham, New York in the 1970s and the 1980s and his return to Israel. Heymann is interested in how all these experiences affect Naharin: his body and the way he deals with reality; the constant interplay between history, private life, and art.
directed by Tomer Heymann
documentary/the Netherlands,Germany, Sweden, Israel / 2015
screenplay: Tomer Heymann
cinematography: Itai Raziel
editing: Alon Greenberg, Ido Mochnik, Ron Omer
music: Ishai Adar
producer: Barak Heymann
production: Heymann Borthers Films
Polish distributor: Gutek Film
awards: SCSW 2014 – Audience Award, Documentary Spotlight
duration: 100 min