Mar 15 - Mar 23
(Tomer Heymann, Israel, Sweden, Germany, & Netherlands, 2015, 100 min)
Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences.
This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping.
“If you know nothing of dance, or don’t have the slightest interest in it, you will still be mystified by what is on screen. The Batsheva dancers move in ways you might not even imagine the body could move… Tomer Heymann perfectly melds the performances into the story.” – HEEB Magazine
“…a complex web of narratives, about growing up in Israel, the cultural and political contradictions, a world of exile and a longing for home and taking dance to a place of extraordinary pathos and humanity and sharing in the medium of film a philosophy of democracy in relation to body.” Sofia International Film Festival Jury Statement - Best Documentary Film Award