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GAGA FOR DANCE

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Dance doesn’t get much more thrilling than when choreographer Ohad Naharin comes to town. After a critically acclaimed run at BAM in 2007 with his highly physical work Three, Naharin returns to BAM with Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company for his latest titled Max, which is described as a “sprawling ensemble from which a single dancer magically materializes.” Much of the magic of Naharin’s work comes from his “Gaga” method of movement, which encourages dancers to focus on the space between the groin and the navel to find their rhythmic power. In other words, expect to see bodies bend and soar in ways you didn’t know were possible.

March 5-7, 2009

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