International Context Festival. Diana Vishneva provides access to the best achievements of the world of modern dance. Each year, the festival presents to the Russian audience world premieres, unique collaborations, productions, which were highly praised by critics, created by famous choreographers and young stage directors, as well as a documentary film about dance and a broad educational program.
During the year, the Context command. Diana Vishneva travels the world in search of the most impressive and relevant dance companies to present their work to the audience in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
“Venezuela” is a new production by the choreographer who created the language of the Gaga movement Ohad Naarin performed by one of the most advanced dance groups in the world “Batsheva”. In this work, Ohad Naarin, together with his dancers, explores the theme of dialogue and conflict between the movement and the meaning it contains. The audience will be given the freedom to choose this meaning with all its infinity of possibilities, simultaneously with the choreographer’s important critical remark about all of us.
Having existed for just over half a century, “Batsheva” has earned the recognition of critics and the general public as one of the most advanced dance groups in the world. Established in 1964, the troupe received its name from its founder, Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild. Its first artistic director was an outstanding dancer and choreographer of the XX century Martha Graham. Since 1989, Batsheva has been located at the Susan Dalal Center in Tel Aviv.
"Batsheva" - one of the largest dance companies in Israel. The main team and junior ensemble consists of 34 artists from Israel and other countries. Both troupes are actively touring around the world, conducting more than 250 performances and collecting about 100 thousand spectators annually. A feature of the troupe is that the artists participate in the creative process at rehearsals and realize their talent in the annual project Batsheva Dancers Create, which is held with the support of the Michael Sela Foundation for the development of young dancers "Batshevy".
The company calls the Ohad Naarin parish a special milestone in its development. One of the main choreographers of our time, he became the artistic director of the troupe in 1990. Naarin has developed an innovative dance language - Gaga, a whole philosophy of movement, a new technique that has become the main platform for the “Battshevs” artists. Subsequently, the language of Gaga was a great driving force not only for professionals, but also amateurs.