Created for the first time in 2000, this program celebrated Ohad Naharin's ten years of creation within the company by offering a striking collage of excerpts from his repertoire. Regularly recomposed and enriched since, the piece is today the opportunity, for the Israeli choreographer, to show the variety of his inspiration - the most demonstrative movement to the very intimate expression -, but also to question the lines of force from his work. More than a set of selected pieces, it is therefore a real re-creation whose repertoire provides the material constantly revisited. Energetic and sensual, always on the string of emotions, those of the body or those of the soul, the dance becomes its own theater. For the greatest pleasure of the spectator, carried away in a whirlwind of gestures, sounds and unforgettable images served by a troupe at its best.
Source : Isabelle Calabre, Chaillot Théâtre national de la danse
Born in 1952 on Kibbutz Mizra, Ohad Naharin began his dance training with Batsheva Dance Company in 1974. During his first year with the Company, guest
choreographer Martha Graham singled out Naharin for his talent and invited him to join her own company in New York. Whilst in New York, Naharin studied on a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation at the School of American Ballet, The Juilliard School, and with Maggie Black and David Howard. He went on to perform one season with Israel’s Bat-Dor Dance Company and Maurice Bejarts Ballet du XXe Siecle in Brussels.
Naharin returned to New York in 1980, making his choreographic debut at the Kazuko Hirabayshi studio. From 1980 until 1990, Naharin has presented his works in New
York and abroad and was invited to create works for different companies, including Batsheva, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, and Nederlands Dans Theater. Simultaneously, he regularly worked in New York with a group of dancers on different projects, together with his first wife, Mari Kajiwara. Naharin and Kajiwara worked together for many years, up to her death from cancer in 2001.
Naharin was appointed Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company in 1990 and has served in this role until today. During his tenure with the company, Naharin choreographed over 30 works for Batsheva and its junior division, Batsheva - the Young Ensemble. Alongside his work as a choreographer, Naharin developed Gaga, an innovative movement language intended for everyone. The dancers of Batsheva Dance Company train with Gaga on a daily basis, and it is also taught to dancers and the public worldwide by certified teachers.
Source: Batsheva Company 's website
More information : batsheva.co
Batsheva Dance Company
Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Rakefet Levi (sauf Seder Sharon Eyal)
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Batsheva Dance Company, Tel Aviv, avec le soutien des services culturels de l’ambassade d’Israël en France
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Chaillot, Théâtre national de la danse