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Eight Years in the Making: Film Explores Gaga Dance

Monday, January 9, 2017
Posted by: Maxine Silberstein

In 1988, Dance Month at the Kaplan Theater presented little-known choreographer, Ohad Naharin.  In 1990, Naharin was appointed artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. Now Naharin is revolutionizing modern dance with the advent of his Gaga technique.

 “(Through Gaga) we become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities," said Naharin. "We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once." 

Dance Month at the Kaplan Theater presents Mr. Gaga, an award-winning film about the intimate, ground-breaking process cultivated by Naharin.  Archival choreography and rehearsal footage shot over 8 years weaves together to tell the story of the latest innovation in the dance world.

Check out a sneak peek of Mr. Gaga, presented January 15, 2017, 2:00 PM.  The film is followed by a Gaga/People class where dancers and non-dancers can experience the unique journey of Gaga dance.

 

Category: Arts and Culture

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