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Anafaza 2023

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Anafaza 2023

Batsheva Dance Company & The ensemble

With Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse

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Grande Halle

starting from €20

duration: 1h30

  • June 2024
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Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin renews one of his most famous works, thirty years after its creation. An endless playground, Anafaza 2023 is a vibrant embodiment of dance as revolt in the face of illusions.

On stage, over twenty dancers as well as three musicians (including Ohad Naharin himself), join forces to re-invent Anafaza, an emblematic play by the Israeli choreographer. It’s in 1993, at the occasion of the Batsheva Dance Company’s 30th anniversary, that Ohad Naharin imagines these “small sculptures in a big space”. Set to the hypnotizing beats of compositions by Iannis Xenakis, Arvo Pärt or Aaron Copland, Anafaza unfolds in three sections. Each targets an illusion to fight: beauty, power, love. From collective spinning to the most suggestive of duos, the work is packed with Gaga, the language crafted by Ohad Naharin for his company. Flexible torsos and limbs, sudden explosions and falls, the style has shown what it’s made of. Anafaza has been an incredible medium for it, gathering over 300 000 spectators across the decades. Today, the Batsheva Dance Company invites us to a reinvention of this classic.


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Production credits

The revisited version of Anafaza is a co-production of the Batsheva Dance Company and ToMix, a specialist platform for multi-dimensional cultural event content.
Coproduction Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse et La Villette (Paris)
With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels





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