“Last Work is a feast for all the senses, a must-see for anyone with a curious mind and a desire to lose oneself in an all-encompassing backdrop of performance, production and talent.” Yoni Cohen, Time Out Israel
- ≈ 1 hour and 10 minutes · No intermission
With its shifts from sustained, meditative movement to frenzied bursts of energy, Last Work is being hailed as yet another masterwork from Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin. Leaving the title and the work itself open to interpretation, Naharin’s potently emotional new piece is at times overtly political, at times elliptically puzzling.
Batsheva’s outstanding dancers, all trained in Naharin’s uniquely expressive dance lexicon “Gaga,” inhabit every sinuous gesture, every staccato jerk, embodying the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement.
NOTE: strobe lights, partial nudity
Batsheva Dance Company: doing a runner in new Last Work, The Sydney Morning Herald, Philippa Hawker
Melbourne Festival review: Last Work by Batsheva Dance Company offers political meditation on futility, The Sydney Morning Herald, Jordan Beth Vincent
Co-producers: Festival Montpellier Danse 2015, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts (Dresden). With the support of Batsheva New Works Fund and the Dalia and Eli Hurvitz Foundation; with special funding provided by the American Friends of Batsheva.