Wherever the Batsheva Dance Company performs, the theatre is turned on its head and both press and audience are lyrical thanks to the original voice of Ohad Naharin and his virtuoso dancers. This company is among the best in the world.
World summit of dance in surprising and turbulent trip.
The New York Times called Ohad Naharin 'one of the most fascinating dance makers on the planet'. Until 2018 he led the famous Israeli Batsheva Dance Company, which shot to the top under his leadership. Although he retired as artistic director, he remains in company as a resident choreographer. He also works for leading companies outside Israel, from the Nederlands Dans Theater to the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet New York.
Naharin's dance is powerful, rough and musical (he often composes the music himself, under a pseudonym). The execution is always sensational. And it is always about something, although it is never made explicit: about the place of the individual in society, about violence and conflicts between people. After Last Work, SADEH21 and The Hole, we are bringing Naharin's new production Venezuela to Amsterdam.
This surprising piece consists of two parts. In the second part, audience expectations are brilliantly turned upside down. Venezuela is a turbulent trip in which tender moments seamlessly turn into wild, almost electric outbursts. The soundtrack is just as unpredictable and eclectic, from rock and rap to Gregorian songs.
'Fascinating and versatile piece with a surprise at the end that the viewer will remember for a long time to come' - Time Out
choreography Ohad Naharin
dancers from the Batsheva Dance Company
lighting design Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
sound design Maxim Waratt
costumes Eri Nakamura
co-presentation with the Holland Dance Festival