Batsheva – The Young Ensemble makes NYC debut
Batsheva-The Young Ensemble, part of Israel’s acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company, under the artistic direction of renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin, will debut at The Joyce Sept. 29 – Oct. 4. The company of young dancers will perform an all new version of the parent company’s 2000 work of repertory highlights, Decadance, marking the first time that it has been seen on The Joyce stage by either division of Batsheva.
Batsheva-The Young Ensemble will perform an all-new version of Decadance, originally created in 2000 by Batsheva Dance Company’s acclaimed artistic director Ohad Naharin. In it, Naharin combines excerpts from his dazzling works into a seventy-five minute “greatest hits” package set to music ranging from The Beach Boys to Vivaldi and pop to Arabic. Naharin is known for his infectious style of dance, based on Gaga, the revolutionary movement language he created in the 1990s, which explains why audience members can’t seem to resist joining the company on stage. This engagement marks the first time the internationally lauded Decadance will be performed by Batsheva – either division of the company –at The Joyce.
(Photo credit: Batsheva – The Young Ensemble. Photo by Gadi Dagon)