“Israel’s foremost dance company…”
—The New Yorker
“With his athletic dancers and provocative choreography, Naharin carves out a world where madness waltzes with grace.”
—The Washington Post
“The Batsheva dancers are a fearless and dedicated bunch. Their dancing has a trenchant and boundary-pushing quality not typically seen in many American companies… [Naharin’s] dances are full of that heady, visceral stuff of life—love, sex, violence, ambition, hanging on and letting go.”
—The DanceView Times
“The Naharin style … is certainly infectious. His fluid, hyperathletic, gestural vocabulary is bigtent: Mr. Naharin doesn't squelch his dancers' creativity; rather, their individual styles fold comfortably into his. So, for that matter, do the martial arts, contact improvisation, and club dancing…”
—The New York Times
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Founded in 1964 by Martha Graham and Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild, this Israeli dance troupe is now one of the most inspirational and sought-after dance companies in the world. Artistic Director Ohad Naharin, award-winning Israeli dancer and choreographer, will present Deca Dance, a masterful remix of key passages from his first decade of work..
Pre-performance lecture October 24
Speaker: Della Davidson, Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, UC Davis
Post-performance Q&A follows both performances
Batsheva Dance Company's tour is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate General of Israel, San Francisco.