5 settembre 2015 – Cinema Massimo, Torino
A meeting handled by Andrea Zardi (NOD Nuova Officina della Danza and DAMS)
Speech: Prof. Alessandro Pontremoli (Università degli Studi of Turin)
Interview to Ohad Naharin – Batsheva Dance Company and Tomer Heymann
Ohad Naharin (1952, Kibbutz Mizra) is one of the most important choreographers in the international dance scene. His talent was noticed by Martha Graham. He studied and danced in New York, where he formed his first company, and in Europe with Ballet du XXe Siècle by Maurice Bejart. Director and choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company since 1990, he transformed the repertoire of the ensemble with an innovative and unpredictable choreographic idea. The GAGA®language, codified by himself, influenced the movement of generations of dancers passed in the company, enriching with new forms the vocabulary of dance of the last twenty years.
Tomer Heymann (1970, Kfar Yedidia) conceived and directed several films, documentaries and other characters. Some of his feature films won important awards, such as It kinda scares me (2001), Paper dolls (2004) and the recent Who’s gonna love me now? (2016) in addition to series in episodes like The way home (2009).
Mr. Gaga, released in October 2015, is a documentary that deepen the life and artistic dimension of Ohad Naharin. By combining the images of the choreographer’s personal journey with the sequences of some of his most important shows, dance and humanity are indissolubly combined.
The film was also presented at the Riccioneteatro Festival 2015.
Israel, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands 2015
October 2015 – BFI London Film Festival
Tirana International Documentary Film Festival, Albania 2016;
Special Jury Award and Audience Choice Award
International Documentary Film Festival Cronograf, Moldova 2016;
Best Documentary Award
Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria 2016;
Audience Award: Documentary Spotlight
SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX, USA 2016
Event organized in the festival TORINODANZA by NOD – Nuova Officina della Danza, directed by Silvana Ranaudo