Theatre, Circus, Dance

Batsheva Dance Company



14-17 Feb 2014

Australian Premiere


Life, vivid and vital life: that’s really what everyone, in performance or protest, is exalting here. THE EVENING STANDARD (UK)

Defiantly abstract and intensely emotional, Sadeh21 is captivating. Naharin sculpts with space and silence to produce a work bounding with originality and passion. These dancers are like no other you’ve seen – their movements seemingly with a life all their own, yet in total control. Themes sway from the political to the playful in a journey that explores and pushes boundaries. Projecting both strength and a poignant sensitivity, these are electrifying bodies that move with magnetism. You won’t want to take your eyes off them for a minute.

One of the world’s greatest dance companies, Batsheva was founded 50 years ago by Martha Graham and has never before performed in Western Australia. We are thrilled to present two gripping and contrasting productions – Deca Dance and Sadeh21 – both guaranteed to take you on a choreographic journey of raw vitality and immense power.

Acclaimed Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, leads Batsheva with astounding energy and wit. Naharin’s name is synonymous with the future of contemporary dance. Movements pulsate with history and heart, politics and place, and the results are startling. In a collision of fiery individualism, Batsheva is a formidable force, evocatively telling stories with their unique language of movement.

In this coming together of the best dancers from around the world, bodies are translated into kinetic works of living visual art. Be captivated by one of the world’s most inspirational and sought after companies. You will be astounded.

Artist Talk: Sun 16 Feb, post-show

Show duration: 75mins, no interval

You can view and download the program here.


14-17 Feb 2014
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA

Fri 14 Feb, 7:30pm
Sat 15 Feb, 7:30pm
Sun 16 Feb, 5pm
Mon 17 Feb, 7:30pm


Premium $86.50
Premium - Friends $82.50
A Reserve $75.50
A Reserve - Friends $67.50
A Reserve - Conc $70
B Reserve $65
B Reserve - Friends $62
B Reserve - FT Student (U30) $25

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