World premiere of Ohad Naharin's new creation, performed by Batsheva Dance Company dancers. Pre-premiere starting May 21.
"Batsheva Ensemble dancers create onstage varieties of refined combinations that keep changing incessantly, and the eye keeps asking for more…" (Timeout)
Project Secus combines four pieces by Naharin: 'George and Zalman', originally created for the Batsheva Company based on a text by Charles Bukowsky and music by Arvo Part (2006); 'Park', originally from the work 'Moshe', based on a text by Naharin and music by Maxim Warratt (2006), 'B/olero', also originally created for the Ensemble, with Isao Tomita's musical adaptation of Ravel's Bolero (2008), and 'Secus', originally from 'Three', set to a soundtrack edited by Ohad Fishof (2005).
The Hole by Ohad Naharin
"A crazed world, haunted and enchantingly beautiful" (City Mouse, Online version)
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.
Decadance by Ohad Naharin
"The dancers soar, contract, roll, flick, shake, all with split-second timing in ways rarely seen before. All 18 are phenomenal. They risk everything and hold back nothing. Their bodies are sublimely fluid, with magnificent upper body reach. But it is their absolute unflagging energy that takes one's breath away" (The Dominion Post, New Zealand)
'Decadance' 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.
Decal'e by Ohad Naharin
"Gives the children and those accompanying them a pleasurable artistic visual experience." (Calcalist)
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
"Mr. Naharin and Batsheva at their apex: frightening, hypnotic, febrile, divine." (NY Times, 2014).
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
Ohad Naharin's chamber creation continues exploring and researching the origin and essence of movement.
The Israeli Circle of Critics award for 2014 is awarded to the Basheva for the performance 'MAX'.
"Ensemble Batsheva has undoubtedly one of the most illustrious collection of dancers in Israel as of today. Beyond the fine and strong technique, their reenactment of 'Max' by Ohad Naharin sparkled with freshness, which turned the work into spectacular display of effortless streaming and managed to tie the dancing body to something greater, beyond its dimensions. Any choreographer should feel fortunate to work with such an ensemble, since their implementation of the "Max", managed to retrieve some preliminary authenticity and innocence, and left a lasting impression on the retina."
Naharin’s Virus - Revisited
"… no one can be immune to the emotional charge of the choreography… [the] calligraphy of the body is stunning…" (New York Times)
"What a splendid Virus… as powerful as the eye of the storm… the best show in town." (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post)
Naharin's 2001 celebrated creation makes use of Peter Handke's play, "Offending the Audience". Handke, the Austrian writer and playwright, is one of the most esteemed German writers of the second half of the 20th century. For Naharin, the play rejects all that is conventional in theater, and takes a saw to the branch it sits on. In the process a kind of void is created, an interesting field to move in.
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.
Batsheva hosts: The General and the Sea by Yonatan Levi and Noam Inbar
Show in Hebrew
Batsheva hosts Acord by Ella Rotchild
A musical theatre dance performance
“Acord ” creates a grotesque image of a character seeking a moment of peace, yet finding herself tangled in objects and strings. Through the character’s desperate attempt to create a sterile, effortlessly floating bubble, the viewer gets a glimpse into the wonderful, grim, humorous and contradictory world of individual in the big city.