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MOCAK Summer Cinema. //Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance//

MOCAK Summer Cinema. Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance

07.08.2020 at 9 pm

Published at:24.07.2020

As part of the action Be a Tourist in Your City – Visit Krakow throughout the summer holidays MOCAK welcomes you to the evening film screenings, with a focus on art. The films will be shown on Fridays from 3 July until 28 August at 9 pm in the Museum Arches. Timetable Schedule >>

Admission 5 zł. You can buy the tickets clicking here and in the Museum Ticket Office before the show. No more advance tickets available

The previous editions of our summer cinema in MOCAK proved very popular. We want to continue the tradition! This year, due to stringent sanitary regulations and visitor safety, we have been obliged to limit the number of spaces, so we can accommodate the maximum of 50 viewers per screening. The safety rules for the projection are available here >> Note that on Thursdays and Fridays the Museum remains open until 9 pm.

Friday 7 August, 9 pm
Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance
Holand / Germany / Sweden / Israel, 2017
Directed by: Tomer Heymann
1 h 40 min
In English, with Polish subtitles

Tomer Heymann's Mr. Gaga is a unique documentary experience that tells the story of the internationally acclaimed choreographer Ohad Naharin, who created the daring form of dance and "movement language" Gaga. When he was 22, he was invited to perform with the prestigious Martha Graham dance company, and attended Juilliard and the School of American Ballet simultaneously. But Naharin would not be happy until he could do exactly what he wanted. Moving back to Israel, Naharin became the Artistic Director of the Batsheva Dance Company, developing Gaga within his own ensemble. Even after achieving worldwide acclaim, Naharin continues to fight every day, sometimes with his own dancers, once even with the president of Israel, to make his vision come to life. 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. Mr. Gaga tells Naharin's personal story of a controversial, political, and always entertaining figure, and his constant battle for artistic perfection. Eight years in the making, Mr. Gaga traces Naharin's artistic roots using personal family footage, intimate rehearsal footage, extensive unseen archive material and stunning dance sequences. Heymann weaves a marvelous tale of what it takes to be a genius, the exhausting toll dance can take on its performers, and finally, the beauty that art can bring to this world.


Film description from the distributor