Mr. Gaga The Film, An Interview in Aspen
Attending the 38th Annual Aspen Film Festival I had the opportunity to interview the Producer of the film Mr. Gaga, Barak Heymann.
Before I interviewed Mr. Heymann, I was able to sit in the beautiful historic Wheeler Opera House and watch the film and from the moment it started until the last scene, I was gripped in awe, at times with tears streaming down my face from the beauty of the movement of the dancers and the painstaking precision demanded of them during rehearsals, to the perfected piece performed on stage.
After eight years of filming, the Heymann brothers (Barak’s brother Tomer is the Director) have created an extremely well edited and visually compelling story of renowned Israeli choreographer, Ohad Naharin.
The timing for the Colorado premier of Mr. Gaga couldn’t have been more fitting for me, for as many of you know, I have been working through body pain at The Fix, and have thus had the message driven home about the importance of movement. Mr. Gaga is all about the language of movement, and it was movement that changed both Ohad Naharin and Tomer Heymann’s lives.
Ohad Naharin was injured badly when dancing and was told he would not be able to ever walk again but through determination and movement, he healed himself.
At a very low time in his life, Tomer Heymann was told by a friend to attend a Gaga class. Not a dancer he resisted but his friend was persistent and so he reluctantly went. Something through Gaga connected him to the beauty and passion of life and his soul and mood became connected through his dancing. For Tomer it’s not about gender, nationality, or age, it’s about the demand to go beyond our familiar limits on a daily basis and free yourself.
This is a MUST-SEE film!
What is Gaga?