The Art of Ohad Naharin : Last Work [VOD]



Founded in Tel-Aviv in 1964, the Batsheva Dance Company has been headed since 1990 by Ohad Naharin: an incredible dancer with a musical training, who has a true passion for movement. Through his “Gaga” technique, a choreographic vocabulary that explores the sensations and the availability of the bodies, he made his mark on the dance world and offered the company its finest hours. In 2015, Tomer Heymann’s documentary “Mr. Gaga” paid tribute to the Naharin phenomenon, its influence on the contemporary dance scene and in pop culture.

A carefully negotiated balance between frenzy and meditation, a frail and unstable whole saturated with an enigmatic opacity and symbolism, Last Work is also a politically committed, ethically-charged piece reflecting on war, peace, oppression and coercion. While dance is stretched up to its limits, Naharin’s choreographic gesture calls for a new outlook on our contemporary world, its violence, its possibilities, its future.


by Ohad Naharin

With Billy Barry, Yael Ben Ezer, Matan Cohen, Omri Drumlevich, Bret Easterling, Hsin-Yi Hsiang, Chunwoong Kim, Rani Lebzelter, Eri Nakamura, Ori Moshe Ofri, Nitzan Ressler, Or Meir Schreiber, Maayan Sheinfeld, Yoni (Yonatan) Simon, Amalia Smith, Bobbi Jene Smith, Zina (Natalia) Zinchenko

Original music : Grischa Lichtenberger
Additional music : Sagat, Hysterics, MPIA3, Monkeys, Luminox, Lullabies-Of-Europe, Clara Rockmore

Scenography : Zohar Shoef
Costumes : Eri Nakamura

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About Ohad Naharin

‘‘a dance pioneer’’ – WASHINGTON POST

‘‘one of the most important choreographers in the world’’ – THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘‘the most widely worshipped guru of modern dance’’ – DANCE MAGAZINE

‘‘one of the most important living choreographers’’ – THE GUARDIAN

‘‘he is a genius’’ – VARIETY

About the Batsheva Dance Company

‘‘I never saw the combination of that kind of beauty and energy and technique.’’ – MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV