Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street Northwest
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February 25, 2012 - 7:30pm
The Embassy of Israel, Washington DC, the Washington Performing Arts Society and the Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington, DC present an extraordinary and unique program of choreography by a gathering of some of the world’s finest choreographers, all on one program by the American dance company Company E. Under the banner of NEXT: ISRAEL they showcase the genius of Israeli contemporary dance and share it in collaboration with, and performance by a U.S. Company. The program is designed to tour, and is available immediately after the World Premiere on February 25, 2012 at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington DC.
Ohad Naharin -- The Artistic Director of the Batsheva Dance Company and one of the most influential and sought-after choreographers in the world today. Mr. Naharin brings a mix of three of his most important works, “Mamutot,” “Project 5” and “Max,” under the title “Unison Kamuyot, B/olero and Uno Duo.”
Sharon Eyal - The House Choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company, Ms. Eyal is exploding onto the international scene. Her work is electric, provocative, fresh -- like nothing you’ve seen before. For NEXT: ISRAEL Ms. Eyal distills one of her signature works, “Killer Pig,” for the Company.
Yossi Berg & Oded Graf - Two visionary choreographers who are teamed together to make intensely physical and yet deeply insightful work, Berg & Graf are touring the world to great acclaim. Their “Mechanical Trio,” which appears on the NEXT: ISRAEL program is a tour de force.
Roni Koresh - Mr. Koresh’s “Theater of Public Secrets” is one of his most enchanting and passionate dances.
Rachel Erdos - the English-born Israeli choreographer’s “Alma” meditates on life and the uses of 80 green apples on the stage.
Danielle Agami - Ms. Agami, after a decade-long career with Batsheva, is finding her own compelling vision in “36 Kilos.”
Company E, of Washington, DC, is a repertory dance and education troupe with an extensive resume in international engagement and partnerships, most commonly through the US Department of State. The Company’s dancers hail from all over the world, from Israel to the Philippines, New York to North Carolina, with training from world-renowned institutions like the Juilliard School.
Opportunities for Education and Engagement:
A fundamental part of the Company E program and philosophy, educational and engagement opportunities are vital to the success of any touring program. Danielle Agami, whose work is available for presentation, is the Director of gaga in the United States, is available for workshops with sufficient advance notice and planning. Workshops, community programs, lecture/demonstrations, discussions available.