Anafaza 2023

by Ohad Naharin
Performed by Batsheva Dance Company and The Batsheva Ensemble

Anafaza 2023
  • Anafaza 2023 by Ohad Naharin
    Performed by Batsheva Dance Company and The Batsheva Ensemble
  • DurationApprox. 90 min

“90 minutes of exhilaration, of art that is thought-provoking without being didactic, and dance that anyone can enjoy.”
(Tal Levin, Ynet)

“An exceptional event that celebrates artistic truth peppered with humanity, love for one’s country, and compassion.”
(Ran Brown, Haaretz)

The performances are taking place according to the instructions of the Home Command green city status. In case of a siren the audience is asked to follow the evacuation instructions of the hall staff.

Anafaza by Ohad Naharin premiered in December 1993 on the Batsheva Dance Company’s 30th anniversary. Last June, a new edition of Anafaza played to 20,000 spectators over two weeks. The dancers were accompanied by live music performed by Ohad Naharin and members of the band Tractor’s Revenge, Avi Belleli and Danni Makov.

“Anafaza 2023” is similar to its earlier iterations in scope and energy, but also entirely different. It takes shape in a reality that is cynical, violent, and fractured more than ever. Besides the beauty, sensuality, and ecstatic nature for which it is known, it also carries the banner of defiance. It is a stubborn dance in the swamp of reality that threatens to engulf freedom of thought, spirit, and body. It dances away the intoxication of power, incitement, and rhetoric of division and enmity, and holds on to the hope for healing and repair.

* Anafaza renewal is a joint production of Batsheva Dance Company and toMix Group

  • Photo: Ascaf
    Photo: Ascaf
  • Photo: Ascaf
    Photo: Ascaf
  • Photo: Ascaf
    Photo: Ascaf
Credits
  • Performed by Batsheva Dance Company and The Batsheva Ensemble Yarden Bareket, Billy Barry, Yael Ben Ezer, Adi Blumenreich, Nathan Chipps, Matan Cohen, Guy Davidson, Iyar Elezra, Chiaki Horita, Sean Howe, Li-En Hsu, Londiwe Khoza, Adrienne Lipson, Ohad Mazor, Eri Nakamura, Gianni Notarnicola, Danai Porat, Igor Ptashenchuk, Yoni (Yonatan) Simon. Ensemble dancers: Gili Yaniv Amodai, Emil Brukman, Holden Cole, Victor Duval, Lounes Landri, Maya Marom, Bo Matthews, Mermoz Melchior, Celia Merai, Kylie Miller, Sofiia Pikalova, Leann Reizer, Kelis Robinson, Adi Schwarz, Annika Verplancke, Jian Hui Wang. Apprentices: Zoe Bayliss Nagar, Shira Kestenboum, Noga Senna, Yarden Zana
  • Lighting Design Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
  • Costume Design Rakefet Levy
  • Space and Stage Design Gadi Tzachor and Maxim Waratt
  • Assistant to Costume Design Ariel Cohen
  • Live Music Danni Makov (drums), and Avi Belleli (bass), Ohad Naharin (vocal and giutar)
  • "There Was Always This Shadow, Always This Doubt" David Grossman, From a conversation (Shalem College, 2022)
  • Flying Effects Yaniv Swissa, Y-circus
  • Texts Maxim Waratt
  • Flags Mandy Mualem
  • Text about the piece Shira Vitaly

Kamuyot

by Ohad Naharin
Performed by The Batsheva Ensemble

Kamuyot