March 4, 2013
Atlanta Ballet is pleased to present the Company premiere of Ohad Naharin's Minus 16 during New Choreographic Voices March 22-24. Set to music ranging from Dean Martin to traditional Israeli songs, Minus 16 is representative of a global culture. The success of the piece depends on the dancers’ committing completely to the process as they improvise components and employ Naharin's innovative dance language known as ‘Gaga.’ Focusing on establishing a mind-body connection, ‘Gaga’ has emerged as a growing force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers. The work will thrill and surprise you!
Click on the video below to access exclusive footage of Atlanta Ballet rehearsals for Minus 16 and an interview with Rachael Osborne, Assistant to the Choreographer and Répétiteur of Minus 16.
Learn about the music:
Minus 16 uses 14 seamlessly linked song clips, including a song performed by Dean Martin and original scores by Ohad Naharin. For one of the compositions, a modern rock interpretation of "Passover Haggadah," the dancers even contribute to the music and the storytelling by singing the lyrics.
Learn about Ohad Naharin's "Gaga" dance style:
Click on the video below to watch Ohad Naharin's presentation on the "Gaga" style at the Guggenheim Museum, which is posted on www.ohadnaharin.blogspot.com.