The Bat Sheva dance ensemble accepted an invitation to open an international dance festival this January in Sydney, Australia. The troupe will present a composition by Ohad Naharin called “Telophaza,” which premiered last year at a festival in Eilat.
Naharin’s composition integrates the onstage dance with filmed screenings of the dance, shot from five different angles. The choreography mixes various musical styles, from ambient to blip-hop, to Irish folk and digital music.
On October 5, the Bet Sheva dance ensemble will perform Telophaza in the frame of the “Gift to Israel” project as a goodwill gesture to residents of north. The tickets are partially subsidized and will cost NIS 15 per seat.
The one-time show will take place at the Congress Center in Haifa and will be funded by the United Jewish Communities (UJC), the Ministry of Culture, and other private donors.
As part of the “Gift to Israel” project, which was started in 2004, the Bat Sheva ensemble performs at settlements, development communities and rural farming communities.
The aim of the project is to bring the ensemble closer to various communities and bridge gaps in Israeli society, out of faith in the power of art in strengthening common human values.
In the past three years since its launch, some 30,000 adults and children were audience to performances organised by the program.
Reproduced with permission: Ynet