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Marquee TV has announced its debut of Sadeh21 performed by Batsheva – The Young Ensemble, which premieres on the platform this Saturday 25th April.
Creator Ohad Naharin is famous for his “Gaga” technique, and Sadeh21 – one of Batsheva’s most celebrated performances – presents movement at its most raw. The performance was met with the highest critical acclaim from its first show and throughout its global tour, and it is with immense pleasure that Marquee TV is able, during these unprecedented times, to make it accessible to dance and stage lovers around the globe. Not merely a showcase of physical and technical skill, Sadeh21 has been universally praised for its densely innovative choreographic language, its constantly surprising stage imagery and its astonishing emotional resonance.
Sadeh 21 2018 237 (c) ASCAF
Marquee TV’s exclusive streaming of Sadeh21 comes as part of its latest initiative, the virtual season ‘Every Night is Opening Night’, through which – across this time of ‘cultural quarantine’ – arts lovers facing cancelled productions, closed venues and enforced self-isolation can sign up for a 14-day free trial to stream incredible performances from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.
Sadeh 21 2018 237 (c) ASCAF
More on Sadeh21 and Batsheva Dance Company:
Batsheva Dance Company has been critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world. Together with Batsheva – The Young Ensemble, the Company boasts a roster of 34 dancers drawn from Israel and abroad. Batsheva Dance Company is Israel’s biggest company, maintaining an extensive performance schedule locally and internationally with over 250 performances. Ohad Naharin was appointed Artistic Director in 1990 and under a thirty-year tenure was also renowned for being the originator of innovative movement language, Gaga, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the company’s training, and emerged as a growing international force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers. In September 2018 Gili Navot assumed the role of Batsheva’s Artistic Director.
Having shot to fame in 2012 from a Saddler’s Wells run, Sadeh means ‘field’ in Hebrew, and “Sadeh21” is composed of 21 sections, or fields of movement study, set to diverse music ranging from harsh electronic clanging from Autechre & The Hafler, to compositions by David Darling, Brian Eno and Jun Miyake, a plaintive violin variation on Pachelbel’s “Canon in D major” and selections from Angelo Badalamenti’s “Mulholland Drive”. The choreographic language is densely innovative, and the stage imagery is constantly surprising, with a provocative emotionally resonance.