Deca dance, batsheva dance company israel st james theatre, till february 24. Gaga, a documentary by tomer heymann, which depicts the life of leading israeli choreographer ohad nahrin. From aggression and fierce lust for life to capricious dream worlds, deca dance reflects naharins vision of the company as a meeting place for artists of all disciplines. With ohad naharin and the batsheva dance company starring.
Download programme booklet decadanceprogrammebooklet. Oct 16, 2015 a 15year wait cannot dampen melbournes enthusiam for the israeli company and ohad naharin, whose choreography is as fluid as its soundtrack. Naharin and the company have had a wide influence, spawning choreographers such as barak marshall, hofesh shechter, and sharon eyal. Batsheva dance companys young ensemble embodies a signature litheness. Apr 19, 2016 echad mi yodea from decadance deca le for the entire family by ohad naharin performed by batsheva the young ensemble 75 minutes without intermission choreography. Ohad naharin has been artistic director of tel avivbased batsheva dance company since 1990. Hora, 2012 winterspring innovative movement research gaga, which is informed by a heightened knowledge and selfawareness of the body. As the batsheva dance company embarks on an extensive north american tour and takes ohad naharins deca dance on the road, it seems like the right moment to repost my writing on the work. Batsheva contemporary dance company returns to toronto. The piece was created in 2005 by ohad naharin, the companys artistic director since 1990. Batsheva dance company its young ensemble of the troupe performing at the joyce theater. He served as artistic director of batsheva dance company from 1990. The group is made up of 16 dancers aged 18 to 24 and is a recruiting ground for the senior company, and a platform into many other prestigious companies internationally.
A 15year wait cannot dampen melbournes enthusiam for the israeli company and ohad naharin, whose choreography is as fluid as its soundtrack. Artistic director ohad naharins transfixing piece venezuela brings together rap, gregorian chant, argentine tango and the choreographers signature gaga language research. Out of focus, director tomer heymann filmed the process of restaging decadance with cedar lake contemporary ballet. On tour is deca dance, a work that combines excerpts from nine notable oharin works for batsheva from 1985 to 2001. Now, right before new york audiences catch ohad naharins duet bolero in city centers popular fall for dance festival, i decided it was time to revisit this piece. Naharin, the israeliborn choreographer who became the artistic director of the batsheva dance company in 1990, has an exhilaratingly physical, sharply delineated movement style that propels. Rapierlike one moment, slow and methodical the next, the otherworldly performers of batsheva dance company exemplify choreographer ohad naharins sadeh21, 2014 next wave. Echad mi yodea by ohad naharin performed by batsheva the.
Batsheva dance company bill by sharon eyal and gai behar, 2010 duration. Start by finding your event on the batsheva dance company 2020 2021 schedule of events with date and time listed below. Jan 06, 2017 choreographer ohad naharin on developing the dance language gaga open this photo in gallery. Nov 07, 2014 san francisco performances launched its dance season thursday evening at yerba buena center for the arts theater with a rare and unforgettable visit from israels batsheva dance company in a. Adalahny supports the palestinian civil society call for a boycott of israeli academic and cultural institutions, such as the batsheva dance company, that are complicit in israels violation of international law and denial of palestinian rights, and that refuse to take a stand against israels systematic discrimination against the. Buy batsheva dance company tickets from the official ticketmaster. The piece is chockablock with torsions and unlikely body positions as it builds to a crescendo leading to ecstasy. The baroness continued to support batsheva financially until 1977, when the israel ministry of education and culture granted the troupe a subsidy. Gagapeople and gagadancers classes, batsheva company classes. On sunday, january 29, 2017, the israeli film festival of philadelphia presented an exclusive screening of mr.
Ohad naharin to step down as batsheva dance company. Media in category batsheva dance company the following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total. Sep 21, 2009 rachael osborne and iyar elezra in ohad naharins hora. Copresented with vancouver 2010 cultural olympiadolympiade culturelle and chutzpah. Ohad naharin to step down as batsheva dance company artistic. Front row also provides event schedules, concert tour news, concert tour dates, and batsheva dance company box office information. Batshevas inception was marked by israels growing interest in american modern dance, mainly martha graham and anna sokolow.
I saw batsheva dance company in new york about 15 years ago when they performed echad mi yodea, and was blown awayonce againby their performance last weekend. Naharin says himself, deca dance is not a new work. Led by artistic director ohad naharin, they have been described as acrobats of god san francisco chronicle who dance like demons new york times. Since 1989, batsheva dance company has been in residence at the suzanne dellal centre in tel aviv. Echad mi yodea from decadance decale for the entire family by ohad naharin performed by batsheva. Batsheva dance company ohad naharin guest company opera. Deca dance in israel on the winger on july 11, 2008. Ohad naharin, who has led the batsheva dance company in tel aviv since 1990 and has established the troupe as one of the worlds great dance ensembles, will. Five years after its premiere, ohad naharins shalosh three still lures audiences to the suzanne dellal center and judging by the enthusiastic curtain calls last saturday night, the work continues to captivate crowds. Batsheva ensemble is the younger wing of the larger batsheva dance company, israels premier contemporary dance company. Batsheva dance company is back at danse danse with last work, a piece by ohad naharin, a prodigious dancer and choreographer who is one of the most innovative of contemporary dance artists. Dancers have an opportunity to become immersed in the movement style of ohad naharins batsheva dance company.
In 1967, rothschild established the batdor dance company for jeannette ordman, a classical ballet dancer from south africa who captured the heart of the baroness. You can upload videos to vimeo directly from dropbox. Batsheva contemporary dance company returns to toronto the star. The company, considered to be the israeli national ballet, has been directed by ohad naharin since 1990. San francisco performances launched its dance season thursday evening at yerba buena center for the arts theater with a rare and unforgettable visit from israels batsheva dance company in. Naharin was appointed artistic director of batsheva dance company in 1990. Jan 12, 2017 batsheva dance company, one of the worlds hottest contemporary dance troupes and a major hit at luminato 2012, returns to toronto this weekend thanks to the sony centres renewed commitment. I first published this article as a cycle completed. Archival footage of batsheva dance company performing deca dance in 2004 at. Moving beyond technique with ohad naharin in the twenty. Israels foremost contemporary dance company, revered worldwide for its cuttingedge work, visits boulder for the first time. This extraordinary company is a perfect choice for the opening night of.
Rachael osborne and iyar elezra in ohad naharins hora. This extraordinary company is a perfect choice for the opening night of the new. Choreographer ohad naharin on developing the dance language. The 18 dancers of israels batsheva dance company flood the stage with such energy and intensity that theyve been compared to. Batsheva dance company, one of the worlds hottest contemporary dance troupes and a major hit at luminato 2012, returns to toronto this weekend thanks to. The batsheva dance company in ohad naharins last work, at the brooklyn academy of musics howard gilman opera house. Batsheva dance companys 20172018 season, and youll never guess whos coming to town.
Ohad naharin, company director and chief choreographer for many years, recently stepped aside from management duties in order to focus on his new role as house choreographer. Batsheva dance company, an interview with ohad naharin. Jul 17, 2017 ohad naharin, who has led the batsheva dance company in tel aviv since 1990 and has established the troupe as one of the worlds great dance ensembles, will step down as its artistic director in. Batsheva dance company braces for gaza protests in london. Boycott the batsheva dance companys 2012 tour adalahny. Company dancer bobbi smith teaches gaga, the distinctive language pioneered by naharin, in which greater comprehension and control of the body cultivates efficiency and texture of movement, explosive power, quickness, clarity of intention, and stamina. Echad mi yodea from decadance decale for the entire family by ohad naharin performed by batsheva the young ensemble 75 minutes without intermission choreography. We have tickets to meet every budget for the batsheva dance company schedule. Deca dance is an anthology of many earlier works by naharin including zachacha, and features an audience participation section that has also been performed here by hubbard street dance chicago. Much of naharins voice as an artist is left unaccounted for by max and duet bolero 2008, performed by batsheva dance company march 17 and 18.599 779 65 1240 513 62 1329 1075 1416 840 966 759 14 800 1474 851 96 440 747 1403 152 882 573 508 136 1219 1024 1447 441 1122 499 75