The University of Iowa
Batsheva Dance Company, Venezuela
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Batsheva Dance Company


Presented by
ADULT: $60 | $50 | $40
YOUTH: $30 | $10
Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30 pm

Under the artistic direction of choreographer Ohad Naharin, Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company has built a global reputation for excellence. Employing Naharin’s movement language—known as “Gaga”—the company stands apart from other modern dance companies, offering a singular and arresting approach to choreography and individual movement. In its first Hancher appearance since 2006, Batsheva will perform Venezuela, a “work emblematic of Naharin’s curiosity and ongoing search for new challenges” (Haaretz).

Please note: This performance uses songs containing lyrics with adult language.

Event Sponsors:
Iowa House Hotel
W. Richard and Joyce Summerwill


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'Venezuela' combines soaring artistry, relevant politics
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Tuesday, April 23, 2019
As we left Hancher Auditorium after the thrilling dance performance of "Venezuela" on April 12, we wondered what was it all about? The Venezuelan culture, dance, or its current national crisis? Did we miss something? Was the show too mystifying to be comprehended? Or was it simply a pure dance performance of innovative technique and captivating athleticism?

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