Decadance #22

by Ohad Naharin

Jun 4, 2023
Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, 8.30pm

Show @OpenAirStage

Parking B
Sunset cocktail and food @OpenAirStage Bar from 6.30pm


Show @OpenAirStage

Parking A
Cocktail in our tea Greenhouse from 6.30 pm


The Batsheva Ensemble

Performed by The Batsheva Ensemble season 2022-2023
Gili Yaniv Amodai, Adi Blumenreich, Maya Botzer Simhon, Emil Brukman, Holden Cole, Lounes Landri, Bo Matthews, Mermoz Melchior, Roni Milatin, Kylie Miller, Dor Nahum, Sofiia Pikalova, Adi Schwarz, Ido Toledano, Naomi Turnpo, Annika Verplancke - Apprentices: Mika Goren, Niv Kabiri, Ori Mbazbaz, Leann Reizer

New choreographies of excerpts from Seder (2007), Sadeh21 (2011), Yag (1996), Anaphase (1993), Naharin's Virus (2001), Kyr (1990), Max (2007), Zachacha (1998)

Music: “Issa Nore” by Maxim Waratt, “Train” by Goldfrapp, “Pictures” by Ohad Fishof & Maxim Waratt, “Stones Start Spinning” by David Darling, “Verlaine: Part I: Un midi moins dix” by John Zorn, “Al Ghariba” by Khader Shama, “Riacho” by Guem, “Hava Nagila” by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, “Echad Mi Yodea” by The Tractor’s Revenge & Maxim Waratt, "Somewhere over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen, "Sway" by Luis Demetrio, "Na Tum Jano Na Hum" by Rajesh Roshan Ibrahim Ashq, "Do" by Micha Acher, Markus Acher, Guido Hieronymus,

You're Welcome by Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks

World Premiere: 2000, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv

Decadance #22 by Ohad Naharin

The Batsheva Ensemble

“Decadance is where we celebrate our repertoire, the playground in which we add or subtract and adapt pieces from our body of work. It is an opportunity to look at our work from different angles. More than anything, I love how Deca-dance allows the dancers to give their own interpretation, which is full of sublime moments.” (Ohad Naharin)

Ohad Naharin created Decadance in 2000 to mark the tenth anniversary of his work in Batsheva Dance Company with ten excerpts from choreographies he created for the company. Since then, every season Naharin returns with the dancers to Decadance and presents new adaptations to iconic works from his repertoire as well as new pieces, meticulously curating and editing them into a captivating collage.
Decadance embodies the possibility of a piece to remain open-ended, forever becoming, never finite. This is an invitation to revisit compositions written for the body and the company’s diverse materials, to dive into them, remix them, look at them with fresh eyes, and sense ourselves in front of them time and again, but never the same.

Ohad Naharin is situated at the forefront of the international dance scene. After performing with Batsheva Dance Company and the troupes of Martha Graham and Maurice Béjart, Naharin embarked on his choreographic career in 1980. His works have been staged on companies around the globe, and in 2018, Naharin assumed the role of Batsheva’s House Choreographer. As artistic director of Batsheva from 1990-2018, he guided the company with an adventurous artistic vision and reinvigorated its repertory with his captivating choreography. Naharin’s work was chronicled in Tomer Heymann’s documentary, Mr. Gaga (2015).

Parallel to his work as a choreographer and artistic director, Naharin has developed Gaga, an innovative and constantly evolving movement language that is available to both dancers and non-dancers. Gaga originated from Naharin’s need to communicate with his dancers and his curiosity in the ongoing research of movement. Gaga has revolutionized Batsheva’s training, enriched dancers’ interpretation of Naharin’s repertory, and emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices worldwide.