A dreamlike past, a chaotic present, and devastation followed by an unknown future – Last Work situates itself in time.
In a capsule of abridged history, beauty and tenderness are fighting for survival against displays of power. The bodies trace escape routes from a reality that becomes increasingly chaotic, violent, and pointless, and offer a simple truth of compassion and consolation. And above all, like a ticking bomb, hovers a repetitive movement of effort that does not merge with pleasure – a long mechanical running on the spot, a reminder of the Sisyphean nature of existence.
Last Work takes place in the twilight zone between sweet reverie and nightmarish awakening, on the threshold of choosing between upright surrender that may bring about regeneration, to falling into the abyss of oblivion.
Please note, the soundtrack of the performance contains sounds of gunshots.
The performance contains nudity.
The performances are taking place according to the instructions of the Home Command green city status.
Please note, Weapons are not permitted into the hall, nor is there a place for their safe storage on the premises.
Performed by The Batsheva Ensemble season 2023-2024: Gili Yaniv Amodai, Emil Brukman, Holden Cole, Victor Duval, Maya Marom, Bo Matthews, Mermoz Melchior, Celia Merai, Kylie Miller, Sofiia Pikalova, Leann Reizer, Kelis Robinson, Adi Schwarz, Annika Verplancke, Yarden Zana. Apprentices: Zoe Bayliss Nagar, Shira Kestenboum, Noga Senna.
Guest dancers: Dor Nahum, DanDan Cohen.
- Lighting Design
Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
- Soundtrack design and edit
- Original Music
- Stage Design
- Costume Design
- Props design
- Assistants to Ohad Naharin and Maxim Warratt
Ariel Cohen, Guy Shomroni
- Running Trainer
Montpellier Danse 2015 & Hellerau-European Center for the Arts, Dresden.
- Supported by
Batsheva New Works Fund and Dalia and Eli Hurvitz Foundation, with special funding provided by the American Friends of Batsheva.
- World Premiere
June 2015, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv. Pre-premeire from May 21st.