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Project of the Day: 'Mr. Gaga,' a Documentary about Ohad Naharin, Contemporary Dance Choreographer

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 10, 2013 at 9:01AM

Award-winning filmmaker Tomer Heymann completes a documentary about Ohad Naharin: a choreographer who revolutionized contemporary dance.
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"Mr. Gaga"

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Award-winning filmmaker Tomer Heymann completes a documentary about Ohad Naharin: a choreographer who revolutionized contemporary dance.

Elevator Pitch:

Tomer Heymann aims to create an unprecedented documentary about this landmark artist. The film’s scale and scope are proportional to the gravity of Ohad Naharin in the contemporary dance world. 

“Mr. Gaga” will encompass over 40 years of Naharin’s artistic career: from his childhood in the kibbutz, through his time as a singer in a military troupe during the Yom Kippur War, his first steps as a young Batsheva dancer, being a prodigy of the Martha Graham Company in New York, to his appointment as artistic director of Batsheva Dance company almost quarter of a century ago.

Production Team:

Tomer Heymann - Director ('I Shot My Love', 'Paper Dolls', 'The Queen Has No Crown', 'It Kinda Scares Me', 'Bridge Over The Wadi', and others)
Barak Heymann - Producer ('Do You Believe in Love', 'Before the Revolution', 'Life in Stills', 'The Queen Has No Crown', 'Bridge Over The Wadi', and others)
Production Company: Heymann Brothers Films www.heymannfilms.com

About the Production:

"Seven years ago I proposed to Ohad Naharin that we set off on a journey. For years he'd refused to allow a camera into his studio, when finally I earned his trust. Since then, I have traveled with him to seven countries, and filmed more than 650 hours of footage. Hours of intimate moments, together with rare archive materials.

"I want to dispel the mystery around the man named Ohad Naharin, to peel back the layers, and truly understand the connection between his complex personal biography and the art that touches so many hearts all over the world." -- Tomer Heymann

Current Status:

Post-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Kickstarter Page
Film Website

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