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Batsheva Dance Company. Photo: screenshot YouTube Batsheva Dance Company

Batsheva Dance Company to perform at Sony Centre

The internationally renowned, Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, one of the world’s foremost and most exciting contemporary dance companies, will be performing in Toronto on Saturday, January 14th, 8 pm at the Sony Centre.

Gifted choreographer and the company’s artistic director, Ohad Nahrin, has propelled the Batsheva Dance Company into a new era with his adventurous vision, unique choreography and a revolutionary movement language, he calls Gaga. Naharin is the subject of the highly regarded Mr. Gaga documentary that recently had its Canadian premiere at Hot Docs and won the Audience Award: documentary spotlight at SXSW this past March.

The Company was founded as a repertory company in l964 by Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild She brought in the famed modern dancer and pioneer of contemporary dance, Martha Graham from New York as artistic adviser. Batsheva was almost immediately granted the honour of being the first company outside Graham’s own group to perform her dances. Canadian choreographer Brian Macdonald was one of the subsequent artistic directors.

In Israel , Batsheva makes its home in south Tel Aviv at the Suzanne Dellal Centre.

To purchase tickets click HERE. For a 15% DISCOUNT USE Promo Code NAHARIN. With the support of the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation 416 932 2260

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About Doris Strub Epstein

Doris Strub Epstein
Doris is a multimedia journalist with many years of experience. She has worked in radio, television and print journalism and writes on a variety of topics, especially the crucial issues in Canadian and Jewish life.

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