Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 5:30 PM
Wheeler Opera House
320 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
At last! An authoritative and long-overdue documentary on the life and work of visionary Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin. In his three decades as artistic director of Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Company, Naharin has developed a revolutionary and electric new vocabulary known as Gaga, characterized by jagged movements and the subversion of dancers’ “familiar limits.” In Mr. Gaga, we are offered unfettered access to the rehearsal room, with high-grade, multi-camera shoots that might recall 2011’s Pina. The history of the company – including their notorious withdrawal from Israel’s 50th anniversary gala after being pressured to perform a military-themed piece – is told in rich detail, with Naharin’s larger-than-life personality at the center. Colorado Premiere. (Israel, 2015)
Writer: Tomer Heymann
Director: Tomer Heymann
Producer: Barak Heymann
Editors: Alon Greenberg, Ido Mochrik, Ron Omer
Featuring: Ohad Naharin
Run Time: 1 hr 40 min. followed by a Q & A with producer Barak Heymann.
Community Partner: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Special thanks to Paulette and Mel Blumenthal.