UK premiere. Part of Dance Umbrella 2008.
Founded in 1964 by Martha Graham, Batsheva Dance Company is well-known for its powerful combination of force, speed and passion. Whether hurtling through space or assuming a precarious balance, the members of the Israel-based company are perfectly attuned to one another.
Three continues artistic director Ohad Naharin’s ongoing fascination with the body and movement, using the company’s astonishing physical style to full effect - dancers contort and shimmy, strike improbable balances and move with fearsome velocity to a diverse soundtrack that ranges from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to an ethereal score by Brian Eno and The Beach Boys’ unabashedly joyous song You’re Welcome.
Fusing elements of folk dance, martial arts and ballroom, Three is a bewitching display of choreographic extremes which have left audiences astounded wherever it has been seen.
Batsheva continues its week-long Dance Umbrella 2008 programme with the UK premiere of Mamootot, an intense work on an intimate scale, with the audience surrounding the dancers.