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One evening. Six creators. Different worlds collide.
Creations by Talia Beck, Noa Eshkol (restaged by Mor Bashan), Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof, Nava Frankel and Nadav Zelner.
World premiere performed by Batsheva – The Young Ensemble.
In her first season as Artistic Director, and for the first time in Batsheva history, Gili Navot invites a rich array of creators to develop a one-time work with the Young Ensemble dancers. The various creations will blend into one evening, where each piece stands on its own, but influences the performance as a whole.
Content by Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof
Dancers: César Brodermann, Guy Davidson, Alma Karvat Shemesh, Federico Longo, Roni Milatin, Tom Nissim, Gianni Notarnicola, Danai Porat, Avigail Shafrir, Ido Toledano, Shaked Werner, Ofir Yannai
Acknowledgments: Iris Fishof, Yoki Zuk, Kima Zuk Fishof
VIP by Nadav Zelner
Friends. Who are these people whom we trust to keep our most hidden secrets and always be there for us? In which relationships do we protect ourselves? How willing are we to shed our defenses and dedicate ourselves to the meaningful connections in our lives?
Dancers: César Brodermann, Guy Davidson, Federico Longo, Tom Nissim, Gianni Notarnicola, Danai Porat, Avigail Shafrir, Shaked Werner
Music: Al Ajaleh – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians
Dora by Nadav Zelner
A work for two dancers that explores our sensation of the mystical and the sacred in the realm of superstition, where imagination overcomes common sense. In a world based on logic and reason, what are the beliefs that come to undermine our rationale? Why are we so afraid of the unknown? The work examines the relationship between the controllable and uncontrollable and examines our need for these beliefs. Do they protect us or restrict us? And most importantly, what will happen when we stop believing?
Dancers: Shaked Werner and Avigail Shafrir.
Music: Dama Dam Mast Qalandar – Runa Laila
HHH by Talia Beck
The piece was created by and for the dancers. A fine tapestry of the living and breathing elements of a group.
Dancers-creators: César Brodermann, Nathan Chipps, Guy Davidson, Li-En Hsu, Federico Longo, Tom Nissim, Gianni Notarnicola, Ido Toledano
Original music: Guy Scherf and Flora (Liron Meshulam)
Hold Me by Nava Frankel
A performance piece in collaboration with all the ensemble dancers. Through simple, familiar structures and a transparent mechanism, they become responsible (and obligated) to another existential state, where there is a perpetual, simultaneous, occurrence in both the upper and lower realms, in the midst of both the revealed and the hidden.
Music: Diamond Dancer by Bill Callahan
Work by Noa Eshkol (arranged by Mor Bashan)
The dancers will perform Mor Bashan’s adaptation of three segments from Noa Eshkol's work:
Etude #2 – Formal Waltz
By Noa Eshkol
Arranged by Mor Bashan
Collaborators: Ruti Sela, Noa Eshkol's Cameri Dance Troupe. A duet from the "Symmetrical and Sentimental Etudes Suite".
Dancers: Adrienne Lipson and Ofir Yannai
Stoning and a Trip By Noa Eshkol
Arranged by Mor Bashan
Collaborators: Ruti Sela, Noa Eshkol's Cameri Dance Troupe. A duet from the "Theme and Variations Suite", performed by four dancers.
Dancers: Yarden Bareket, Alma Karvat Shemesh, Adrienne Lipson, Roni Milatin, Ofir Yannai
Talia Beck – An independent dancer and choreographer whose works include: Saudade (2009), Ma'atzama (2010), The Botany of Desire (2013), W (2016) Colonia (2018), Esters (2019).
Mor Bashan – a dancer and teacher in the Cameri Dance Troupe founded by Noa Eshkol, Bashan researches and teaches the Eshkol-Wachman movement notation in Israel and abroad.
Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof – Noa Tsuk is a dancer and choreographer who danced for the Batsheva Dance Company for twelve years, and today creates works for companies and performs with her original pieces around the world. Ohad Fishof is a multidisciplinary artist, working in the fields of sound, dance, performance, and visual arts. Zuk and Fishof have been working together since 2008, and invited by dance companies, festivals and art institutions to create and exhibit their work around the world. In 2019, the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv dedicated a major exhibition to their collaborative work, which included a retrospective video of their work and the premiere of their new creation “Rakonto Kun”.
Nadav Zelner – is an independent dancer and choreographer. He works and creates for dance companies, musicals and TV commercials around the world, and his video clips and online works have gained hundreds of thousands of views.
Nava Frankel – a theater and performance artist. Her poetic works displayed in Israel and abroad, combine intricate wordplay, playful choreographic structures, and aesthetic tools that elegantly sway between the holy and the mundane.
Photos by: Tom Marshak