(c) Batsheva Gadi Dagon

Ohad Naharin is considered one of the most original and progressive dance creators of our time. In Sadeh21, he had a big breakthrough: in an experiment, he let dancers of the company he directs, the Batsheva Dance Company, meet and explore the spaces of interpersonal relationships. He not only received waves of enthusiasm from audiences throughout the world – he also captivated international dance critics. After its world premiere, the piece travelled from Tel Aviv to New York, from Hamburg to Perth in Australia – always danced by 18 dancers of the Batsheva Dance Company. For the premiere at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, the piece will be put on stage by a different company for the first time.
In 21 exciting fields ( הדש , sadeh, Hebrew: field), in 21 sections, Ohad Naharin shows the audience the entire expanse of relationships and meetings, of attraction, rejection and all human sentiments in between – in all possible combinations and constellations. Thus our dancers will enter into this pressure chamber of emotions to open the Hessian State Ballet’s season; here they will meet in a spirit of sensitivity and explosiveness – to then finally submit themselves to the overwhelming flood of danced images.

Am 2.11. Festivaleröffnung 19 Uhr / Eröffnungsparty im Anschluss an die Vorstellung
Am 2.11. Bus shuttle from Mousonturm to Darmstadt and back, further informations and bus tickets here

Duration: 75 Min.
Choreography: Ohad Naharin
Choreografic Assistant: Rachael Osborne, Ian Robinson
Music selected by: Maxim Waratt
Lighting: Avi Yona Bueno
Costume: Ariel Cohen

“Sadeh21” ist eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Die Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, ein Projekt von Künstlerhaus Mousonturm und Hessischem Staatsballett, wird ermöglicht durch den Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain und ist gefördert vom Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, dem Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst und der Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Dr. Marschner-Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main].