MR. GAGA Screening September 25

VCU Dance is delighted to present a screening of Tomer Heymann’s riveting documentary on Ohad Naharin, Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company. Monday, September 25, 2018, 8:00 pm at the Grace Street Theater, 934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA. Tickets $8/$5 students, at the door. Call for screening and accessibility information: 804-828-2020.

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.

FROM THE PRESS “Electric…riveting…Choreographic brilliance…Striking performance footage…Excellent. A complex, compelling lead character…Handsome and charismatic, Naharin… Arguably is a genius. The most exciting documentary for fans of edgier modern dance since “Pina”.” – Variety

“Masterpiece, Cinematic dance magic” – Degens Nyheter

“Magnifificent, A wonderful portrait and a great fifilm about dance and creation” – Toutelaculture

“One of the most intoxicating dance movies of the last 20 years” – perlentaucher.de

“A wonderful invitation to dance” – Elle

“Captivating portrait, like a kaleidoscope” – Le Monde

“Moments of absolute grace” – Première

“Breathtaking” – Galore

The presentation of Mr. Gaga is the first event in VCU Dance’s 2017-2018 Season, an exciting year of performances, film screenings, guest artist presentations, and more. Recognized by professional dancers and choreographers as “a place where things are happening,” Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Dance and Choreography offers a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere where students prepare for careers in dance.

Auditions for admission for the 2018-2019 Academic Year:
Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday, January 26, 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018

For information on applications and auditions, click here.