Batsheva Dance Company Presents LAST WORK, 1/7-8

Batsheva Dance Company Presents LAST WORK, 1/7-8

Last Work by Batsheva Dance Company will be performed Saturday, January 7 at 8 pm and Sunday, January 8 at 2 pm at Power Center.

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"The piece is breathtaking for the extraordinary dancing by the Batsheva dancers, and the way Mr. Naharin can evoke states of pleasure, pain, madness and a kind of animality - a sheer state of being in the body - through his movement." (New York Times)

The stage is bare. In the distance a woman runs on a treadmill. Her non-stop running traces the line of time, of history being repeated.

UMS presents the North American premiere of Last Work, a new piece by Ohad Naharin performed by 18 dancers from one of the world's preeminent dance companies. With its shifts from sustained, meditative movement to frenzied bursts of energy, this exploration of human motion - and emotion - generates powerful images that will not soon be forgotten.

Contains strobe lights and partial nudity. This work will be performed without intermission and will last approximately 75 minutes. There is no late seating.

Excerpts from Last Work by Ohad Naharin:

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You Can Dance: Batsheva Dance Company

Saturday, January 7 // 12 noon

Ann Arbor Y (400 W Washington St)

Join dancers from Batsheva Dance Company for an exploration of the company's movement style. No dance training or experience necessary, and all levels, ages 13 and up, are welcome. Free, but first come, first served until studio reaches capacity. Sign-Up begins at 11:15 am at the Y Welcome Desk.

Pre-Performance Talk

Saturday, January 7 // 7:30 pm

Power Center Lobby

Just 15 minutes long, this talk will offer interesting information and provocative questions for thinking about, listening to, and watching the performance. Hosted by Shannon Fitzsimons Moen.

Opening Night Q&A

Saturday, January 7 // Post-Performance

Power Center Auditorium

Where does inspiration come from? What makes an artist tick? Join us opening night for a post-performance Q&A and get a glimpse into the lives and minds of the artists who bring creativity to the stage. Hosted by Charles Gushue.

Thank you to our supporters

Renegade Ventures Fund, established by Maxine and Stuart Frankel

Rachel Bendit and Mark Bernstein

Cheryl Cassidy

The Wallace Foundation

New England Foundation for the Arts

Metro Times

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