“Batsheva proves again and again that they are one of the greatest companies on the planet and one of the coolest as well.” —Limelight Magazine
In this high-octane retrospective, Ohad Naharin brilliantly remixes excerpts from his 25-year catalogue of work, including a number of new pieces not yet seen in the United States. The performance showcases the signature physicality, creativity, and precision for which his Batsheva Dance Company is world-renowned. With dashes of comedy, scintillating storytelling, and musical scores that sample everything from rock to samba to classical masterworks, Decadance 2017 is a fast, fun, and thrilling dance “that reaches an emotional pitch that expresses what words cannot” (Sydney Morning Herald).
Copresented with Northrop.
Related Film Screening
Directed by Tomer Heymann
Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public
Best Buy Theater, Northrop, University of Minnesota
Enter the world of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company. Mr. Gaga, eight years in the making, captures the elusive beauty of contemporary dance and immerses the audience in the creative process behind Batsheva’s unique performances. Using intimate rehearsal footage, extensive unseen archive materials, and stunning dance sequences, director Tomer Heymann (Paper Dolls, I Shot My Love) tells the fascinating story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance. Part of the 2016/17 Northrop Film Series. 2015, 100 minutes.
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Northrop’s season celebrates the world of dance as an epicenter of discovery and transformation, connecting the University of Minnesota and communities beyond by celebrating innovation in the arts, performance, and academics.