The most remarkable thing about choreographer Ohad Naharin is that he didn't start his professional training until he was 22, after his mandatory enlistment in the Israeli Army. Naharin studied simultaneously at both Juilliard and the School of American Ballet, and has been running Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company since 1990. Although the film doesn't truly define Naharin’s Gaga style of dance, it's still a fascinating look inside the life and mind of the reigning godfather of modern dance (while fulfilling every stereotype we've already seen of a dance company’s pompous artistic director). This Gaga has nothing to do with the other, more famous, Gaga.
Mr. Gaga runs this week at Northwest Film Forum.