Ross Daniel Dance Blog
One of the events we were able to attend in the past week along with the dress rehearsal of Giselle and Pina Bausch was the documentary Mr. Gaga at its Paris premier. On the topic of the actual documentary I will highly recommend it. It was a wonderfully crafted experience of how Ohad Naharin became the choreographer that he is today, but the big surprise was when he came into the theater after the film was over.
He told us to “dance a little bit everyday.”
When the group left the theatre viewing room and I walked out into the lobby, I went up to the film director and told him how thankful I was that he made this film, and I told him that my connection to Gaga was through Bobbi Jean Smith one of the dancers of Batsheva, who taught 4 classes at FSU this year as a part of a movement study and I was apart of it. He was so excited that he pulled me to meet Ohad Naharin. I was over whelmed and slightly taken off gaud, but when I walked up Ohad shook my hand and then he was ushered away to the next viewing room. It was like meeting a normal man…. But this normal man has changed the field of dance, which is one that I have become so accustomed too within the past 4 years.
So many people flocked around him in hopes they could shake his hand or ask him a question or take a picture, it was no doubt that I was in the midst of a star. This entry is simply a super fan blog post, but I couldn’t resist with meeting a man that is doing what I hope to be doing as I work my career further. Ohad Naharin has done so much for dance and contemporary art creation, and I hope to use his knowledge to push my artistry, and push my ideas and push work ethics, so that I can progress this field even further.