Title: Street Dancers
Duration: 55 minutes 43 seconds
Original language: Bulgarian, Spanish, English
Production: DSS2016 – Mediapro (K2000)
08.10 | 18:30-19:30 – Office Пловдив 2019 / Plovdiv 2019
Arch. Hristo Peev 6 str.
27.10 | 19:00 – 20:00 – Instituto Cervantes Sofia, 3 Sveta Sofia St
Street Dancers is a documentary filmed in Plovdiv as part of Europa Transit, one of the travelling embassies of San Sebastian 2016 European Capital of Culture.
Artistic duo Ms Polaroiska travel to Plovdiv to run a dance workshop with members of the city’s Roma community, one of the largest in Europe. Through the relationship between participants and the artists we see the prejudice against Roma and the marginalization in which they live. “The street dancers” is a documentary about how to dance, arts and culture, are an antidote to prejudice, social exclusion or fear of difference.
Executive producer: Joan Úbeda Production manager: Pilar Razquin Original idea: Xuban Intxausti Director: Xuban Intxausti Producer: Leire Larisgoitia Camera / Image / Editing: Raúl Cuevas Script: Anna Camps Special collaboration: Alaitz Arenzana and María Ibarretxe Original music: Izorel Graphic artist: Asier Lasa
Original idea: Xuban Intxausti
Directed by: Xuban Intxausti Produced by: Leire Larisgoitia
Camera / Image / Editing: Raúl Cuevas Script: Anna Camps
Special collaboration: Sra. Polaroiska
Original Music: Izorel
Executive Producer: Joan Úbeda Production Manager: Pilar Razquin
Local production/translation Plovdiv: Atanas Atanasov
Direct Sound: Todor Chorbov
Production Assistant: Sandra Conesa
Translator: Elena Velcheva
Postproduction Coordinator: Joan Álvarez Maria Inés Boffi
Editing Assistant: Alberto Garcia
Graphic Artist: Asier Lasa
Colour Correction: Xavi Viñas
Sound Mixing: Àlex Vilches
Technical Coordination: Lluís López
Technical Assistants: Jordi Gavaldà Jordi Ribes Miguel Curvelo
Translation and Subtitling: Javier Manzano
This documentary would not have been possible without the participation of:
Bozhana Rakípova (Bobi) Dzhanet Chavdárova (Janet) Stoil Atanasov (Erol) Ivan Hrístov (Neshko) Silvestar Hrístov (Sinan) and Sra. Polaroiska Alaitz y Maria
Special thanks and appreciation for help and kind cooperation of the readers:
Boris Bandev Dimitar Panchev Nikola Venkov Elia Liloff, One dance week Gina Kafedjian, Plovdiv 2019 House of culture “Boris Hristov” State Puppet Theatre Ramada Hotel
October 618:30 - 19:30
October 2119:00 - 20:00
Office "ONE FOUNDATION FOR ART AND CULTURE", PLOVDIV 4000 | 10 HRISTO DYUKMENDZHIEV ST.
“Mr. GAGA” is a biographic movie, created by the director Tomer Heymann. The movie is a beautiful cinematographic traveling through the life of Ohad Naharin – renowned choreographer and artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, who redefined the language of contemporary dance. “Mr. GAGA”, eight years in the making, captures the elusive beauty of contemporary dance and immerses the audience in the creative process behind Batsheva’s unique performances.
“The seeds for this film were planted about 20 years ago, when I first saw Naharin’s Batsheva Dance Group on stage. My head and my heart experienced a giant upheaval, like a superb cocktail of alcohol and drugs, but without the alcohol and without the drugs. A continuum of movement, music, energy, sexuality, sensuality, and dancers you could fall in love with without knowing why. From that evening on, I became an obsessive consumer of Batsheva’s art of dance. Naharin is a tough nut to crack, very complex and a contradictory character, which makes him a fascinating subject for a documentary film.” – Tomer Heymann.
The film has been presented at festivals around the world and is a winner of many awards, including “Best Documentary” at Sofia International Film Festival.
More about Batsheva:
Batsheva Dance Company was founded as a repertory company in 1964 by the Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild who enlisted Martha Graham as its first artistic adviser. Since 1989, Batsheva Dance Company has been in residence at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv.
Batsheva Dance Company has been critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world. Together with Batsheva – The Young Ensemble, the Company boasts a roster of 34 dancers drawn from Israel and abroad. Batsheva Dance Company is Israel’s biggest company, maintaining an extensive performance schedule locally and internationally with over 250 performances and over 75,000 spectators every year.
Hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers, Ohad Naharin assumed the role of Artistic Director in 1990, and propelled the company into a new era with his adventurous curatorial vision and distinctive choreographic voice.
Naharin is also the originator of the innovative movement language, Gaga, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the company’s training, and emerged as a growing international force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers.
Born in 1952 on Kibbutz Mizra, Ohad Naharin began his dance training with Batsheva Dance Company in 1974. During his first year with the Company, guest choreographer Martha Graham singled out Naharin for his talent and invited him to join her own company in New York. Whilst in New York, Naharin studied on a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation at the School of American Ballet, The Juilliard School, and with Maggie Black and David Howard. He went on to perform one season with Israel’s Bat-Dor Dance Company and Maurice Bejarts Ballet du XXe Siecle in Brussels. Naharin returned to New York in 1980, making his choreographic debut at the Kazuko Hirabayshi studio.
His works have been performed by prominent international companies including Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet Frankfurt, Lyon Opera Ballet, Compania Nacional de Danza (Spain), Cullberg Ballet (Sweden), the Finnish National Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, Bale’ da Cidade de Sao Paulo, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York), Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Les Grand Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Atlanta Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, Le Ballet de l’Opera National de Bordeaux (France) and more.
Director: Tomer Heymann
Script: Tomer Heymann
Producer: Barak Heymann
Executive producer: Diana Holtzberg
Cinematographer: Itai Raziel
Editors: Alon Greenberg, Ido Mochrik, Ron Omer
Artistic Advisors: Talli Vernia-Hatsor, Pia Forsgren, Roni Azgad
Reserchers: Lily Yudinsky, Daniela Reiss, Tali Shamir-Werzberger
Sound designer: Alex Claude
Music: Ishai Ada
Free entrance until full capacity is reached.
The film “Mr. GAGA” will be presented with the kind support of the Embassy of Israel in Bulgaria.
October 619:00 - 20:40
October 2119:00 - 20:40
Lucky Cinema - Hall 2, Plovdiv, 1 Gladstone St