Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company is one of the most dynamic and sought-after contemporary dance companies on the international stage today. For the company’s long-overdue Vancouver visit, 20 phenomenal dancers will make their way through Deca Dance, a vibrant collage of excerpts from artistic director/choreographer Ohad Naharin’s most celebrated works. Set to music ranging from resonating Hebrew chants to “Cha-Cha de Amor”, this high-spirited work is an exuberant ode to Naharin’s creative vision and movement’s many possibilities.
Since its founding in 1964 by Martha Graham and Baroness Batsheva De Rothschild, Batsheva Dance Company has become one of the most influential dance companies in the world. Specially devised to showcase the dazzling breadth of Naharin’s choreographic invention, Deca Dance features highlight scenes from his most celebrated creations during the last decade. From aggression and fierce lust for life to capricious dream worlds, Deca Dance reflects Naharin’s vision of the company as a meeting place for artists of all disciplines.
Co-presented with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad/Olympiade Culturelle and Chutzpah! Festival.