Batsheva Performs Momo in Paris and Lisbon

Batsheva Performs Momo in Paris and Lisbon

Momo by Ohad Naharin will be performed this summer by the Batsheva Dance Company in Paris and Lisbon

Batsheva Dance Company - MOMO
Chaillot, Paris - Théâtre National de la Danse La Villette
from May 24th to June 3rd 2023
Grande Halle
duration: 1h

In a new piece currently in progress in the company’s Tel Aviv studio, Ohad Naharin explores a new structure. The work is comprised of two choreographies carried out on the same stage – one, set in a closed mental space that follows its own rules, is only aware of itself, while the other is aware of itself, the audience, and the other choreography.

The new piece is created in full collaboration with the company’s dancers and the artist Ariel Cohen.

Batsheva Dance Company - MOMO
Lisbon - Centro Cultural de Belem
July 12th and 15th 2023
duration: 1h

MOMO has two souls. One sends long roots to the depths of the earth – a soul that embodies archetypes and myths of hardened, raw masculinity, and the other is in a constant search for an individual and distinct DNA; one moves within its own autonomous and independent force field and the other is a constellation of elements that spin around the same nucleus – alternately drifting away and towards it, making room for necessary tenderness and catharsis.

With a soundtrack comprised mostly of the album Landfall by the legendary Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet, one of the foremost contemporary classical music ensembles, a shared passion of deep sorrow and beauty unfolds on stage. Relinquishment becomes a dedicated search for a crack, and glitches in the movement code turn out to be free, playful, and emotive material.

This show is part of 40th edition of Festival de Almada.

Co-presentation with Teatro Municipal do Porto, July 7th and 8th, 2023.

Date and time

May 24, 2023
Jul 15, 2023

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Théâtre National de la Danse La Villette
Paris, France

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