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. His work is precise, delicate, calligraphic. The piece is chockablock with torsions and unlikely body positions as it builds to a crescendo leading to ecstasy. The stage is bare. In the distance a woman runs on a treadmill. Her non-stop running on the spot traces the line of time, of history being repeated. The images generated by the 18 virtuoso dancers are very powerful, and not soon forgotten.
“…the piece is breathtaking for the extraordinary dancing by the Batsheva dancers, and the way Mr. Naharin can evoke states of pleasure, pain, madness and a kind of animality…” − The New York Times
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Batsheva Dance Company is back with Last Work, a piece by Ohad Naharin, an extraordinary dancer and an extremely innovative choreographer. Powerful images are brought to life by 18 virtuoso dancers in a slow crescendo that leads to ecstasy.
Photo: Gadi Dagon
An Israeli choreographer known for his incisive style, Ohad Naharin has transformed the landscape of contemporary dance in Israel, turning preconceived ideas about dance upside down. His characteristic approach is to push the limits of dance, for he is open to everything that is human, to all cultures and art forms, to all manner of movement. Whimsical and rebellious, he is a much sought-after choreographer.Born in 1952 on Kibbutz...Read more about Ohad Naharin
Batsheva Dance Company has been critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world. Together with its junior Batsheva Ensemble, the Company boasts a roster of 34 dancers drawn from Israel and abroad. Batsheva maintains an extensive performance schedule locally and internationally with over 250 performances and over 75,000 spectators per year. Batsheva Dance Company was...Read more about Batsheva Dance Company
Choreography Ohad Naharin.
Lighting Design Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi). Soundtrack design Maxim Warratt. Original Music Grischa Lichtenberger. Stage Design Zohar Shoef. Costume Design Eri Nakamura. Assistants to Ohad Naharin and Maxim Warratt Ariel Cohen, Guy Shomroni.
Original Cast Rachael Osborne, Bret Easterling, Iyar Elezra, Olivia Ancona, Billy Barry, Mario Bermudez Gil, Omri Drumlevich, Zina (Natalia) Zinchenko, Adi Zlatin, Rani Lebzelter, Ori Moshe Ofri, Shamel Pitts, Oscar Ramos, Ian Robinson, Nitzan Ressler, Hsin-Yi Hsiang, Maayan Sheinfeld, Or Meir Schraiber.
Produced by Batsheva Dance Company. Co-producers Montpellier Danse 2015, Hellerau-European Center for the Arts, Dresden.
Supported by Batsheva New Works Fund and Dalia and Eli Hurvitz Foundation, with special funding provided by the American Friends of Batsheva.
World Premiere June 2015, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv. Pre-premiere from May 21st.
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