JACKSON, WY — You’d be lucky to see this company once in your lifetime! Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Batsheva performs for sold-out audiences in places as far flung as Japan, San Francisco and the Netherlands, to name a few. Batsheva’s one-night-only performance in Jackson, Wyoming on Monday, March 18 is an unprecedented opportunity to experience this incredible company in the flesh – pulse-quickening unisons, virtuosic solos, disquieting beauty and all.
“Seventeen dancers sweep the stage for 1.5 hours with an energy that no one can evade or resist.” – Translated from Süddeutsche Zeitung about Venezuela
Unfamiliar with Batsheva? Here’s what you need to know:
It’s impossible to talk about Batsheva without talking about the company’s house choreographer and former artistic director, Ohad Naharin. Arguably the most influential dance pioneer of his generation, Ohad spent years developing a movement language – named Gaga – that pushes his dancers beyond conventional limitations and into unexplored terrain. Gaga technique is ubiquitous in the dance world, and the signature of Batsheva’s dancers is their visceral physicality combined with the depth and consistency of their training – a quality that is at once raw and virtuosic.
Batsheva returns to North America this spring with Naharin’s latest work, Venezuela, in which Naharin and the dancers explore the dialogue and conflict between movement and the content it represents. Naharin created Venezuela in two 40-minute sections placed in juxtaposition. In this multi-faceted and compelling work, the endless possibilities of a choreographer’s craft are at play, and in turn, Venezuela compels the audience to challenge their own freedom of choice.
Tickets on sale through The Center Box Office. Ticket prices range from $25-75. Box Office hours are Monday – Friday, 12:00-5:00pm. Purchase tickets in person, online or by calling 307-733-4900.
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