Through the Lens: Mr. Gaga

Sep 13, 2017

Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin is one of the dance world’s most important figures. He can be demanding and intimidating, but professional dancers have pushed beyond their personal limits to express his unique movement language. It’s called “gaga.” Naharin says it’s about listening to the body before telling it what to do. Wednesday, we continue our series on documentary film with a profile of Naharin’s life and work. Director Tomer Heymann joins us to tell the fascinating story of an artistic genius.

On Wednesday, September 20, RadioWest and the Utah Film Center will present a free screening of Mr. Gaga as part of our Through the Lens series. It's at 7:00 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. The screening will be followed by a performance of by Repertory Dance Theatre, and a conversation with Linda Smith, RDT's artistic director, and members of the dance company. You can get more information, and invite your friends, through our Facebook event.

If you missed the screening, you check out Repertory Dance Theatre's post-performance and Q&A with RDT Artistic Director Linda Smith: