Batsheva Dance Company – “MOMO” by Ohad Naharin In collaboration with the company’s dancers and Ariel Cohen


By Ohad Naharin in collaboration with Batsheva Company Dancers and Ariel Cohen
70 Minutes without intermission

MOMO has two souls. One sends long roots to the depths of the earth – a soul that embodies archetypes and myths of hardened, raw masculinity, and the other is in a constant search for an individual and distinct DNA; one moves within its own autonomous and independent force field and the other is a constellation of elements that spin around the same nucleus – alternately drifting away and towards it, making room for necessary tenderness and catharsis.

With a soundtrack comprised mostly of the album Landfall by the legendary Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet, one of the foremost contemporary classical music ensembles, a shared passion of deep sorrow and beauty unfolds on stage. Relinquishment becomes a dedicated search for a crack, and glitches in the movement code turn out to be free, playful, and emotive material.

Performed by Batsheva Dance Company season 2022-2023:

Chen Agron, Yarden Bareket, Billy Barry, Yael Ben Ezer, Matan Cohen, Guy Davidson, Ben Green, Chiaki Horita, Li-En Hsu, Sean Howe, Londiwe Khoza, Adrienne Lipson, Ohad Mazor, Eri Nakamura, Gianni Notarnicola, Danai Porat, Igor Ptashenchuk, Yoni (Yonatan) Simon

Co-creators: Batsheva Dance Company dancers and Ariel Cohen / Lighting design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi) / Set and Props Design: Gadi Tzachor / Costume Design: Eri Nakamura / Sound Design and Editing: Maxim Waratt

Special Thanks to Yula Gold, Simony Monteiro, Linda Brumbach, Michal Helfman, Yonatan Oppenheim

Music by Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet from the album “Landfall” / “Metamorphosis II” by Philip Glass / “Madre Acapella” by Arca / Maxim Waratt

Major Sponsor: Chelck Family Foundation

Supported by Batsheva New Works Fund • American Friends of Batsheva • L’Association Pluriel pour l’Art Contemporain

• The Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation • Factory54

Co-producers: Orsolina28, Moncalvo
Presenting co-producers: Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale / Festival Aperto – Fondazione I Teatri, Reggio Emilia / Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia.


Dellal Hall
Dellal Hall