A CONTEMPORARY dance group whose work is described as being urban, gritty and skilled will be performing in Birmingham for the very first time next week.
Batsheva Ensemble, the youth branch of Israel’s world-renowned contemporary dance group, the Batsheva Dance Company, will be at the Birmingham Hippodrome for just two night only on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 and 14.
They will be performing Deca Dance by Batsheva’s artisticdDirector Ohad Naharin - part of a Dance Consortium UK debut tour.
The Ensemble’s talented corps, aged 18 to 24, has been hand-picked by Naharin during a rigorous annual audition process and is made up of an international collection of just 16 young dancers, many of whom are graduates from some of the world’s most prestigious dance schools, including Julliard in New York and the Paris Conservatory.
For its first the UK tour, Batsheva Ensemble will be presenting a showcase of memorable and exciting segments from Naharin’s dance productions from the past 20 years, including scenes from the acclaimed Black Milk, and Minus 16. Set to an eclectic mix of music, from Vivaldi to The Beach Boys and Goldfrapp, Deca Dance is constantly updated to incorporate Naharin’s latest pieces, offering a fresh look at the work created for Batsheva each time it is performed.
Batsheva Ensemble was established by Naharin in 1990, upon his appointment as Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company, with the mission of developing, encouraging and cultivating young dance talents as well as younger audiences.
Tickets for Bathsheva Ensemble’s visit to Birmingham are priced from £15-25 and can be booked on-line at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or by telephoning 0844 338 5000.