Batsheva Dance Company 2017 - Prima Tel Aviv hotels

Batsheva Dance Company has been critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world.
Together with Batsheva - The Young Ensemble, the Company boasts a roster of 34 dancers drawn from Israel and abroad.
Batsheva Dance Company is Israel's biggest company, maintaining an extensive performance schedule locally and internationally with over 250 performances and circa 100,000 spectators every year.
Hailed as one of the world's preeminent contemporary choreographers, Ohad Naharin assumed the role of Artistic Director in 1990, and propelled the company into a new era with his adventurous curatorial vision and distinctive choreographic voice. 
Batsheva Dance Company was founded as a repertory company in 1964 by the Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild who enlisted Martha Graham as its first artistic adviser.
Since 1989, Batsheva Dance Company has been in residence at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv.

Ticket prices:
Guests of our Prima receive 10% discount at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv with the promotion code on Batsheva website: 321456
for seats at price level B (NIS 145 full price) and places in the gallery (NIS 135 full price)
Full Price: 145 NIS | Discounted price per guest of Prima: 130.5 NIS
Full Price: 135 NIS | Discount price per guest of Prima: 121.5 NIS
Batsheva Dance Company
The Suzanne Dellal Center
6 Yehieli Street, Tel Aviv
For details and tickets
Phone: 03-5171471

Decadance - by Ohad Naharin

"Emotional, essential, formidable" (Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide, November 2012)
"Simply breathtaking" (Nina Levy, The West Australian, February 2014)
Performed by Batsheva - the Young Ensemble (16 Dancers)
75 minutes without intermission
*The show contains nudity
"In Decadance I take sections from different works. It's like I am quoting  only either the beginning, middle or ending of many stories, yet, my task is to create a coherent whole new story" - Ohad Naharin
Decadance features selected excerpts from the following works by Ohad Naharin:
Kyr (1990), Mabul (1992), Anaphase (1993), Z/na (1995), Zachacha (1998), Naharin’s Virus (2001), Three (2005), George and Zalman (2006), Max (2007), Seder (2007), Sadeh21 (2011).
Lighting Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Costume Design: Rakefet Levi

"Recado Bossa Nova" by Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova All-Stars, "Gopher Mambo" by Yma Sumac, "Choo Choo Cha Cha" by Rinky Dinks,
"Blue Rhumba" by Rolley Polley, "Chihuahua" by Luis Oliveira, "Glow Worm Cha Cha Cha" by Jackie Davis,
"It must be true" by John Buzon trio, “Stones Start Spinning” by David Darling, Arab folk music arranged by Habib Alla Jamal and Khader Shama,
“Illusion” by Maxim Waratt, “Echad mi Yodea” arranged and performed by Ohad Naharin and The Tractor’s Revenge, “Cum Dederit” by Vivaldi,
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen- adapted by Marusha, “Hooray for Hollywood” by Don Swan & His Orchestra, “Sway” by Dean Martin,
“Do” by Chronomad, “Fac ut arbeat” by Vivaldi, “Hava Nagila” arranged by Dick Dale, “Train” by Goldfrapp, “Issa Nori” by Maxim Waratt,
“Favourite Final Geisha Show” by Chari Chari, “Flutter” by Kid 606, “Mount Carmel” by Rayon, “Ambient Trust”, “Private Birds” and “You Stop” by AGF,
“On” by Fennesz, “Na tum jano na hum” by Rajesh Roshan, “Me” by Seefeel, “You're Welcome” by Brian Willson-The Beach Boys.
Text: Maxim Waratt inspired by Charles Bukowski
Cast: Chen Agron, Etay Axelroad, Yotam Baruch, Korina Fraiman, Ido Gidron, Mai Golan, Ben Green, Lenny Hasin, Chiaki Horita, Chunwoong Kim, Ohad Mazor, Robin Lesley Nimanong, Evyatar Omessy, Igor Ptashenchuk, Hani Sirkis, Amalia Smith, Xanthe Van Opstal. Apprentices: Londiwe Khoza, Shir Levi, Opal Markus, Tomer Pistiner
 World Premiere: 2000, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv


Dec 21 at 21, Dec 22 at 14:00, Dec 23 at 21:00

Venezuela - Premiere by Ohad Naharin

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
80 Minutes without intermission
*The show includes profane language
Produced by Batsheva Dance Company. Co-producers: Chaillot National Theater, Paris; Hellerau – European Center for the Arts, Dresden. 
Special support provided by Batsheva's New Works Fund, and the American Friends of Batsheva's New Works Fund
Special thanks to The Israeli Ballroom Dancing Fund


"Coma" by Converter, "Ae Ajnabi" (From "Dil Se") by Mahalakshmi & Udit Narayan, "Bullet in the Head" by Rage Against the Machine, "Mirage" by Biz, "The Wait" by Olafur Arnalds, "One Large Rose" by Niblock Phill, "Dead Wrong" by The Notorious B.I.G, "Kyrie fons bonitatis, Litany", "Beata Viscera" - Gregorian Chant, Songs of the Spirit; "Offertorium: Lubulate Deo Universa Terra" - Gregorian Chants from Mönchsschola der Erzabtei St. Ottilien; "O Euchari" by Hildegard Von Bingen; "De Profundis","Alma Redemptoris"- Gregorian Chants;" Alma Redemptoris Mater", "Litany: Litany" -Gregorian Chant from Westminster Cathedral Choir.

Dec 6 at 20:00, January 4 at 20:30

Hora - by Ohad Naharin

60 Minutes without intermission
Lighting & Stage Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Costume Design: Anna Mirkin
Sound Mastering: Nir Klajman
Sound Design & Editing: Maxim Waratt
Bench Design: Amir Raveh


Feb. 9 at 14:00, Feb 10 at 21:00, Feb. 18 at 21:00, Feb. 18 at 19:00, Feb. 9 at 14:00, Feb. 20 at 21:00,
Feb. 25 at 21:00, Feb. 26 at 21:00, Feb. 27 at 21:00, Feb. 28 at 21:00, 

Last Work - Premiere by Ohad Naharin

By Ohad Naharin (2015)
Performed by 18 Batsheva Dance Company dancers
"The piece is breathtaking for the extraordinary dancing by the Batsheva dancers, and the way Mr. Naharin can evoke states of pleasure, pain, madness and a kind of animality — a sheer state of being in the body — through his movement." (Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times)
Lighting Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Soundtrack Design and Edit: Maxim Warratt
Original Music: Grischa Lichtenberger
Stage Design: Zohar Shoef
Costume Design: Eri Nakamura
Assistants to Ohad Naharin and Maxim Warratt: Ariel Cohen, Guy Shomroni

Dec 29 at 21:00, Dec 30 at 21:00

Boys & GIrls - By Roy Assaf

Roy Assaf was born in 1982 in the rural community of Sde Moshe. Though he did not train formally, Assaf has been dancing and creating since he can remember. In 2003 he began working with Emanuel Gat and danced alongside him until 2010. In 2005, Roy Assaf created his first work, "We Came for the Wings, Stayed Because We Couldn't Fly", as part of the Shades In Dance competition in Tel Aviv. The work won the Judges' Choice and Audience Favorite Awards. In 2010, he was appointed Artistic Associate at the NND company in Groningen, where he created "Rock". His works include: "Six Years Later" (2011, first prize in choreography at the 5th International Choreography Competition in Copenhagen), "The Hill" (2012, first prize in the 27th International Competition For Choreographers Hanover), "Girls & Boys" (2014, commissioned by the Staatstheater Tanz Braunschweig), "II Acts for the Blind" (2014, commissioned by the L.A Dance Project), and "Ballader" (2015, commissioned by the Royal Swedish Ballet). In 2016 Assaf created "Adam" for Batsheva Dance Company.

March 8 at 21:00, March 9 at 14:00, March 10 at 21:00, March 12 at 21:00, March 13 at 21:00, March 21 at 21:00, March 22 at 21:00, March 23 at 14:00