Hancher Presents

S3, Episode 12 - What Good Art Can Do: A 2018-2019 Retrospective | Unpacking Batsheva's Venezuela

May 3, 2019

In our second to last episode of the season, Micah and Chuy are back in the studio to recap another exciting year of programming on the Hancher stage. We saw a lot, we learned a lot, and now we're ready to talk it through. We also attempt to unpack Batsheva's polarizing new work, Venezuela, which was performed at Hancher on April 12, 2019. What can good art do? Listen in to hear our thoughts. Under the artistic direction of choreographer Ohad Naharin, Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company has built a global reputation for excellence. Employing Naharin’s movement language—known as “Gaga”—the company stands apart from other modern dance companies, offering a singular and arresting approach to choreography and individual movement. In its first Hancher appearance since 2006, Batsheva performed Venezuela, a “work emblematic of Naharin’s curiosity and ongoing search for new challenges” (Haaretz).

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