Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company makes Costa Mesa Debut, February 8th

The Acclaimed Company Performs West Coast Premiere of Decadance 2017 

It will be a special one-night-only engagement, where the company will perform Decadance 2017, created by the company’s artistic director, Ohad Naharin

Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Batsheva Dance Company - Decadance 2017 - Photo by Maxim Warratt
Ohad Naharin has been hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers. As Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company since 1990, he has guided the company with an adventurous artistic vision and reinvigorated its repertory with his captivating choreography. Naharin is also the originator of the innovative movement language, Gaga, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the company’s training, and emerged as a growing international force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers. Time Out NY said, “Naharin’s dances— full of sensuality, humor, absurdity and darkness – are in a class of their own.”

Decadance 2017 is a repertory program of many of Naharin’s most honored works: Mabul (1992), Anaphase (1993), Z/na (1995), Zachacha (1998) Naharin's Virus (2001), Three (2005), Telophaza (2006), Max (2007) and Sadeh 21 (2011).
Lighting Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi). Costume Design: Rakefet Levi

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, maintaining an extensive performance schedule locally and internationally with more than 250 performances reaching over 75,000 people every year. It was founded as a repertory company in 1964 by the Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild, who enlisted Martha Graham as its first artistic adviser. Since 1989, Batsheva Dance Company has been in residence at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Batsheva Dance Company - Decadance 2017 - Photo by Maxim Warratt
Tickets to Batsheva Dance Company start at $29 and are available online at at the Box Office located at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The Center offers many services for patrons with disabilities including removable wheelchair locations, binoculars and assistive listening devices. 

In this link you can catch a glimpse about the documentary Mr. Gaga about Mr. Naharin. Actress and dancer, Natalie Portman, shares her views, Mr. Gaga debuts this week.

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