"Venezuela, with its wonderful dancers, is a fascinating and multifaceted piece that contains a surprise that remains with the viewer long after leaving the theater".
(Yael Efrati, Timeout, May 2017)
Performed by Batsheva Dance Company dancers
Lighting Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Soundtrack Design and Edit: Maxim Waratt
Musical Advisor: Nadav Barnea
Costume Design: Eri Nakamura
Assistant to Ohad Naharin and Eri Nakamura: Ariel Cohen
Dancers Instructor: Natalia Petrova.
Assistant: Omri Mishael
Special thanks to The Israeli Ballroom Dancing Fund.
Music: "Coma" by Converter/Scott Sturgis; "Ae Ajnabi" (From "Dil Se") by A. R. Rahman & Sampooran Singh Gulzar, performed by Udit Narayan & Mahalakshmi; "Bullet in the Head" by Rage Against the Machine; "Mirage" by Biz; "The Wait" (from “Another Happy Day”) by Olafur Arnalds; "One Large Rose" by Phill Niblock; "Dead Wrong" by Christopher Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.); "Kyrie fons bonitatis, Litany" (from “Songs of the Spirit”) – anonymous Gregorian chant; “Beata Viscera" (from “Songs of the Sprit") – anonymous Gregorian chant; "Offertorium: Jubilate Deo Universa Terra" – anonymous Gregorian chant, performed by Monchsschola der Erzabtei St. Ottilien, conducted by P. Johannes Berchmans Goschl, O.S.B.; "O Euchari" by Hildegard von Bingen, performed by Vox; "De Profundis" – anonymous Gregorian chant, performed by the Choir of Mount Angel Abbey, David Nicholson, and the Mount Angel Seminary Choir; "Alma Redemptoris" – anonymous Gregorian Chant, performed by the Choir of Mount Angel Abbey & David Nicholson; "Alma Redemptoris Mater” – anonymous Gregorian Chant, performed by the Westminster Cathedral Choir and Stephen Cleobury; "Easter Vigil: Litany" anonymous Gregorian chant, performed by the Benedictine Nuns Choir of the Abbey of Notre Dame d'Argentan & Denise Lebon.
Video by Tommy Pascal
Produced by Batsheva Dance Company.
Co-producers: Chaillot National Theater, Paris; Hellerau –European Center for the Arts, Dresden.
With special support provided by the Dalia and Eli Hurvitz Foundation, as well as the New Works Funds of Batsheva and the American Friends of Batsheva. World Premiere: 12 May 2017, Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel-Aviv.