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29Jan/17

BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY: LAST WORK

(photo by Gadi Dagon)

Batsheva Dance Company will perform LAST WORK at BAM February 1-4 (photo by Gadi Dagon)

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Pl. & St. Felix St.
February 1-4, $25-$65, 7:30
718-636-4100
www.bam.org
www.batsheva.co.il

Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin and his Batsheva Dance Company return to BAM this week with Last Work, which, happily, is not the outstanding troupe’s farewell piece. Previously at BAM with 2014’s Sadeh21 and 2012’s Hora, Batsheva is presenting the New York premiere of the sixty-five-minute Last Work, which debuted in 2015 at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel-Aviv. Gaga guru Naharin’s collaborators include lighting designer Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi), soundtrack designer Maxim Warratt, stage designer Zohar Shoef, composer Grischa Lichtenberger, and costume designer Eri Nakamura; the piece, which melds the personal with the political in unpredictable and surprising ways, will be performed by William Barry, Yael Ben Ezer, Matan Cohen, Omri Drumlevich, Bret Easterling, Hsin-Yi Hsiang, Rani Lebzelter, Ori Moshe Ofri, Rachael Osborne, Nitzan Ressler, Ian Robinson, Kyle Scheurich, Or Meir Schraiber, Maayan Sheinfeld, Yoni Simon, Bobbi Jene Smith, Zina (Natalya) Zinche, and Nakamura. In addition, Tomer Heymann’s new documentary about Naharin and Batsheva, Mr. Gaga, will be shown at BAMcinématek on January 30, followed by a Q&A with Naharin and producer Barak Heymann, moderated by Wendy Perron. The film opens February 1 at Film Forum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, with several screenings followed by Q&As and Gaga demonstrations.

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