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Three – Batsheva Dance Company

Last night’s performance of Three, a piece by Ohad Naharin and danced by the Batsheva Dance Company,¬†was fantastic! It was intriguing and engaging from start to finish, but the last movement, Secus, was by far the most striking and powerful. It contained a duet by two male dancers that was by far the highlight of the evening. I found this portion of the program particularly moving, especially as the duet was followed by a section in which dancers, arranged in lines directed towards the audience, one by one performed movements, returned to the end of their line and were then imitated by the next dancer. The very beautiful duet gave way to this communal ritual of interdependency and vulnerability. It was striking.

Here’s a taste of Three:

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And here’s Naharin writing about Gaga – his movement language.

And for my friend kg, who loves to post puns and play with sayings, and knows something about performance: At a few moments in Secus, the lights go completely out while the dancers continue. So… if a dance happens in the dark, and no one can see it, does it still make for a performance?

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