June 27, 2018 — (Becket, MA) Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performs the Bessie Award-winning Naharin’s Virus in the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, July 4–8. The work showcases the “superhumanly spry” (The New York Times) abilities of the Israel-based contemporary dance company, a second branch of Batsheva Dance Company. Batsheva and The Young Ensemble have gained international recognition for their use of the innovative movement research Gaga, developed by Artistic Director Ohad Naharin. With Gaga as their primary tool, The Young Ensemble lets go of the constraints of their technical training and unleashes the “free, exhilarating range of their movement” (The Guardian).

“It is an absolute honor to welcome Ohad Naharin and Batsheva’s Young Ensemble to the Pillow for an immersive week, particularly in Ohad’s final months as Artistic Director. We invite audiences to see a performance, observe dancers in The School at Jacob’s Pillow, and attend a PillowTalk with Ohad, to engage with the movement research of Gaga from the source. It’s really a once in a lifetime opportunity,” says Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge.

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