Tonight, for one night only, Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company makes its Philadelphia debut performing “Deca Dance” a full program of works by BDC artistic director Ohad Naharin. BDC was formed in 1964 by Martha Graham and Baroness Batsheva De Rothschild and now has 65 dancers fulfilling its mission for “art… to strengthen common human values through the power of creativity.”
Naharin has created works for companies world over including the influential Nederlands Dans Theater. “Deca Dance is something I have been playing with for some time. It’s a modular piece that keeps changing. I can reconstruct my work and create something coherent from the broken pieces, that gives me, the dancers, and the audience pleasure.” Naharin said.