The Hole by Ohad Naharin
The Hole, Ohad Naharin's latest creation for Batsheva was created for the spacious Varda Studio in collaboration with scenery and stage designer Zohar Shoef. Additional collaborators are lighting designer Bambi (Avi Yona Bueno), and costume designer Ariel Cohen. The soundtrack is edited and designed by Maxim Waratt.
Deca Dance by Ohad Naharin
“Naharin's choreography is so rich and was danced by his company with such raw energy that one left knowing they had witnessed something spectacular”.
(Charelston Post and Courier Reviewer, May 27, 2007)
'Deca Dance' brings together memorable and favorite segments of Ohad Naharin's creations from the last 20 years, is constantly updated and offers a fresh look at choreographic materials performed by Batsheva.
Shula by Danielle Agami and Uprising by Hofesch Shechter
Batsheva Ensemble launches an evening introducing two remarkable dance pieces: World Premiere – Shula by Danielle Agami and Uprising – the renowned work by Hofesch Shechter.
Shula tries on new hats – Like all women Shula knows she has to shed and change her skin as needed, to offer a proposition, a view and few question marks facing anyone in her way. In Uprising seven men emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with furious energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out. This highly charged work is set to a throbbing percussive score also composed by Shechter.
Decal'e by Ohad Naharin
"Breathtaking event" (HaBama)
A wonderful opportunity to encounter the many different faces of Naharin and Batsheva in a performance suited for the whole family. Decal'e is based on Deca Dance, composed of memorable and loved excerpts from works by Ohad Naharin.
Sadeh21 by Ohad Naharin in collaboration with Batsheva dancers
"Liberation of feelings… electrifying bodies… tuned like a fairytale orchestra, remarkable precision - and it's as beautiful as a dream" (Ynet, May 27, 2011).
Since its premiere at the Israel Festival, Jerusalem in 2011, 'Sadeh21' has been toured extensively around the world and been praised by both audiences and critics alike. The piece, created in collaboration with Batsheva dancers returns this season and will be presented in Tel Aviv
MAX by Ohad Naharin
A chapter in the search and exploration of the origins and essence of movement. Composed for 10 dancers, the piece examines formations, time and space and set to an original score by Maxim Waratt. Since its creation MAX has been presented throughout the world. This season the piece will be presented by the Ensemble dancers, who - with no doubt in mind - will give it a fresh and fascinating interpretation.
Kamuyot by Ohad Naharin
"Both moving and memorable"
(New York Times, March 5, 2008)
Ohad Naharin's 'Kamuyot' is immediate and toys interactively with the conventional relationship between audience and performers. It is intense, funny, poignant, inventive and powerful; unhindered by the barrier of words, it inspires dialogue and expression in the first universal language - movement and dance.
Mamootot by Ohad Naharin
What's fascinating - actually, it's all pretty fascinating - is the blend of childlike wonder and eroticism, formality and quirky personality…you're gripped, drawn in, and then most anything takes on a charge of added meaning. So it is, or at least so it was for me, with "Mamootot." (New York Times).
This season Batsheva will present Mamootot which premiered in 2003. Since then, the piece has become a timeless classic seen by thousands, presented at the most prestigious venues and festivals around the world.
The piece will be performed in Varda Studio, Suzanne Dellal Center.
Naharin’s Virus - Revisited
"Naharin’s creative freedom is enviable. Aware of every emotional and physical nuance, his choreography is free of restraints" (Ha’aretz, 2001)
Naharin's renowed creation from 2001 makes use of the great Austrian playwriter Peter Handke's Offending the Audience in order to explore the scope of language by its boundaries. Naharin created this piece in collaboration with Batsheva dancers and with Karni Postel as musical consultant. Original music by Postel herself, Habib Alla Jamal and Shama Khader. In 2003 Naharin received the Bessie award for Virus.