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Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 8, 2017 2:00 PM // Power Center

Last Work
Batsheva Dance Company

The stage is bare. In the distance a woman runs on a treadmill. Her non-stop running traces the line of time, of history being repeated.

UMS presents the North American premiere of Last Work, a new evening-length piece by Ohad Naharin performed by 18 dancers from one of the world’s preeminent dance companies. With its shifts from sustained, meditative movement to frenzied bursts of energy, this exploration of human motion — and emotion — generates powerful images that will not soon be forgotten. Naharin’s innovative movement language, Gaga, has has emerged as a growing international force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers alike. Contains strobe lights and partial nudity.

This performance is approximately 75 minutes long with no intermission. Please note that the artists have requested no late seating for this performance.

Pre-Performance Talk. Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 pm Power Center Lobby.

Artist Q&A. Saturday, January 7, post-performance.

Co-produced by: Festival Montpellier Danse 2015, Hellerau – European Center for the Arts, Dresden. With the support of Batsheva New Works Fund and the Dalia and Eli Hurwitz foundation; with special funding provided by the American Friends of Batsheva.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Renegade Ventures Fund, established by Maxine and Stuart Frankel

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
  • Cheryl Cassidy

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative at The Wallace Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Going Gaga for Gaga

How Ohad Naharin's movement language Gaga uses sensorial awareness to awaken new kinds of movement.

1/7/17 8:00 PM
1/8/17 2:00 PM

Power Center

Last Work
Batsheva Dance Company

DETAILS

The stage is bare. In the distance a woman runs on a treadmill. Her non-stop running traces the line of time, of history being repeated.

UMS presents the North American premiere of Last Work, a new evening-length piece by Ohad Naharin performed by 18 dancers from one of the world’s preeminent dance companies. With its shifts from sustained, meditative movement to frenzied bursts of energy, this exploration of human motion — and emotion — generates powerful images that will not soon be forgotten. Naharin’s innovative movement language, Gaga, has has emerged as a growing international force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers alike. Contains strobe lights and partial nudity.

This performance is approximately 75 minutes long with no intermission. Please note that the artists have requested no late seating for this performance.

Pre-Performance Talk. Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 pm Power Center Lobby.

Artist Q&A. Saturday, January 7, post-performance.

Co-produced by: Festival Montpellier Danse 2015, Hellerau – European Center for the Arts, Dresden. With the support of Batsheva New Works Fund and the Dalia and Eli Hurwitz foundation; with special funding provided by the American Friends of Batsheva.

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Renegade Ventures Fund, established by Maxine and Stuart Frankel

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

  • Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein
  • Cheryl Cassidy

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative at The Wallace Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS

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How Ohad Naharin's movement language Gaga uses sensorial awareness to awaken new kinds of movement.

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