Posted by: trailerpilot | 01:10::2009

Gaga for Batsheva.

As I’ve mentioned before, Batsheva Dance Company is performing two shows only in Chicago, at the Auditorium Theatre February 7 (at 7:30pm) and 8 (at 2:00pm).  Coverage will follow in my Dancin’ Feats column next week (which I’ll link to here), on Flavorpill the week of, and look for a review right here after the first show.

This video, from Sadler’s Wells’ YouTube page, is of 2005’s Three only, but I think it provides a better sense of why you should be jumping out of your skin with excitement than the Auditorium’s official preview video does (although the latter opens with a nice long take of some ensemble work from 2001’s Naharin’s Virus).

The Deca Dance that Batsheva is bringing on their impressive 15-city US tour is made up of eight pieces–including both Three and Virus–from between 1992 and last year.  Be sure to pick up the next issue of the Windy City Times for the rundown and, for heaven’s sake, go get your tickets–See Chicago Dance is offering $10 off.

(What’s gaga, you say?  The Brooklyn Rail published a great interview with Ohad Naharin by Susan Yung in 2007, which you can read here.)



  1. […] how you loyal trailerpilot readers can’t seem to get enough of Batsheva (whether it’s here or here), I thought you might be interested in a little chit-chat and demonstration Ohad Naharin […]

  2. […] Ohad Naharin is available on the company’s website here, and here at trailerpilot here and here. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)River North Chicago Dance CompanyTelophaza by […]

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