Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Founded in Tel-Aviv in 1964, the Batsheva Dance Company was headed from 1990 to 2018 by Ohad Naharin, an incredible dancer with a musical training, and a true passion for movement. Through his Gaga technique, a choreographic vocabulary that explores the sensations and the availability ` of the bodies, he made his mark on the dance world and offered the company its finest hours. In 2015, Tomer Heymanns documentary Mr. Gaga paid tribute to the Naharin phenomenon, its influence on the contemporary dance scene and in pop culture. The collection The Art of Ohad Naharin is a showcase of Naharins aesthetics and demanding technique : after a first volume featuring Naharins Virus and Last Work, two of the most emblematic works in the companys current repertoire, this new release presents Sadeh21, created in 2011 in collaboration with the dancers, and interpreted by the junior branch of Batsheva : The Young Ensemble.