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OHAD NAHARIN / BATSHEVA — VENEZUELA

In VENEZUELAOhad Naharin’s long-gestating double take on perception and the “dialog between movement and the content it represents”—Batsheva Dance Company mixes the intensely physical articulation of its familiar Gaga technique with a détournement of ballroom and tango forms, set to music by—among others—The Notorious B.I.G., Rage Against the Machine, and a selection of Gregorian Chants.*

This weekend, CAP UCLA will present two performances of VENEZUELA at Royce.

OHAD NAHARIN / BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY—VENEZUELA*

Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16.

Shows at 8 pm.

Royce Hall, UCLA

10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles.

Ohad Naharin / Batsheva Dance Company, Venezuela. Photography credit Ascaf, courtesy the artists and CAP UCLA.

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO AND THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

The Windy City is in the house this week at The Wallis with the collaborative performance of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the music ensemble Third Coast Percussion, here for a three-night engagement in Beverly Hills.

The West Coast premiere of Emma Portner’s FOR ALL ITS FURY will open the show, prefaced by the composition “Perfectly Voiceless.” The solo work by Rena Butler is outstanding in this piece, and the energetic male pairings between Craig D. Black, Jr., Elliot Hammans, Florian Lochner, and Andrew Murdock are distinctive.

A second local premiere—Teddy Forance’s EVERYTHING MUST GO—will close out the first half of the evening. The works in Act One run in continuum, and the music for all three was written by Devonté Hynes.

After the break, the groups will perform Ohad Naharin’s IGNOREAlejandro Cerrudo’s PACOPEPEPLUTO, and Crystal Pite’s SOLO ECHO.

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO

and THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

Thursday through Saturday, January 10, 11, and 12.

All shows at 7:30 pm.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Bram Goldsmith Theater

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs choreographer Teddy Forance’s Everything Must Go with David Skidmore of Third Coast Percussion.

Hubbard Street dancers (from left) Kellie Epperheimer, Jacqueline Burnett, Adrienne Lipson, Alicia Delgadillo, and Rena Butler in Ignore from Decadance/Chicago by Ohad Naharin.

Hubbard Street dancer Craig D. Black Jr. in PACOPEPEPLUTO by Alejandro Cerrudo.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Solo Echo by Crystal Pite.

Hubbard Street dancer Rena Butler in For All Its Fury by Emma Portner.

All photographs by Kevin Parry, January 10, 2019, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

UPCOMING DANCE FROM CAP UCLA

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The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company—whose collaboration with SITI Company, A Rite, brought down the house at Royce Hall three years ago—is returning to UCLA this autumn with ANALOGY TRILOGY, a marathon work that combines Analogy/Dora and Analogy/Lance with Analogy Ambros, based on a story by W. G. Sebald.

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The Jones/Zane company engagement is one of several dance presentations now on sale as part of the complete CAP UCLA 2018–2019 season. Other highlights include Germaine Acogny’s performance of Olivier DuboisMON ÉLUE NOIRE—SACRE #2Jérôme Bel’s GALA, the Quote Unquote Collective’s MOUTHPIECE, Batsheva’s VENEZUELA, and the Merce Cunningham celebration NIGHT OF 100 SOLOS.

Dates and tickets: cap.ucla.edu/calendar

From top: Germaine Acogny in Mon élue noire—Sacre #2, Batsheva Dance Company in Venezuela, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, photograph by Paul B. Goode.

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NAHARIN’S VIRUS

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This month at the Joyce, Batsheva—The Young Ensemble will perform NAHARIN’S VIRUS, choreographed by Ohad Naharin and inspired by Peter Handke’s play, Offending the Audience.

 

NAHARIN’S VIRUS, through July 22.

JOYCE THEATER, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), New York City.

joyce.org/batsheva-young-ensemble

Above: Ohad Naharin (right) rehearsing his dancers.

Below: Batsheva—The Young Ensemble, performing Naharin’s Virus.

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BODYTRAFFIC AND PEGGY LEE

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Twyla Tharp had her Nine Sinatra Songs, and at the Wallis this week, Bodytraffic presents its take on the Great American Songbook with Matthew Neenan’s A MILLION VOICES, a new dance work set to five Peggy Lee performances, featuring standards by Arlen and Mercer, Irving Berlin, Leiber and Stoller, and, of course, Benny Goodman—the bandleader with whom Lee started working when she was 22.

Is that all there is? For this tenth anniversary engagement, Bodytraffic will open the show with BEYOND THE EDGE OF THE FRAME (choreographed by Sidra Bell) and an excerpt from FRAGILE DWELLINGS (Stijn Celis), and after the intermission audiences will see the company premiere of Ohad Naharin’s GEORGE & ZALMAN.

The evening will close with a return to jazz: O2JOY, by Richard Siegal, set to songs by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, and performances by Billie HolidayCount Basie, Ella FitzgeraldOscar Peterson, and Clark Terry.

 

BODYTRAFFIC, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 31 through June 2, at 7:30 pm.

THE WALLIS, 9390 Santa Monica Boulevard North, Beverly Hills.

thewallis.org/bodytraffic

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The company includes Tina Finkelman Berkett, Lorrin Brubaker, Joseph Davis, Haley Heckethorn, Natalie Leibert, Jessica Liu, Guzmán Rosado, and Jamal White.

Above: Choreographer Richard Siegal rehearsing O2Joy (in performance below).

Photograph below by Christopher Duggan.