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2020TIFA Venezuela ─ CANCELLED

Mar 20, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020
Venue:National Theater (No.21-1, Zhongshan S. Rd.)


Batsheva Dance Company's Venezuela (March 20 to 22, 2020) is cancelled due to the recent outbreak of the Asian epidemic and Israeli government's travel advisory for Asia as high-risk region. As a result, Batsheva Dance Company is canceling all its performances in Taipei and across Asia. Gaga Dance workshop (March 21 and 22, 2020) will subsequently be canceled.

Customers who have purchased tickets to Batsheva Dance Company's Venezuela can apply for a full refund between February 21 to April 22, 2020. Refund will be processed automatically for tickets settled by credit card. Ticket holder with ticket previously settled by cash, please visit ArtsTicket System or call +886-2-3393-9888.

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Refund can be processed at Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung service centers before April 22, 2020. If unable to apply for refund in person, please mail the ticket(s) and a copy of your passbook (Chunghwa Post, preferred) to Ms.Chang, before April 22, 2020, at National Theatre, E-Commerce Section
10048 21-1 Chung-Shan S. Road, Taipei, Taiwan

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Roses in the Battlefield from Israel,
Batsheva Dance Company Visits Taiwan
Again After a Hiatus of 10 Years!
One Dance Repeats Twice:
Stunning Techniques That Never Bore You!

that is really outstanding and makes you feel compelled to see the same performance for the second time? Well, in Venezuela, the audiences are privileged to watch the same performance twice!Led by seasoned yet playful choreographic master Ohad Naharin, those skillful dancers trained with "gaga technique" dance as if they were placed in the midst of tempest and were fighting against the storm with human bodies in an unruly and wild manner!
Such exciting experience in watching dance should be repeated in Venezuela? Is it true? But do not mistake the second segment as a simple repetition. Even the movement quality stays the same, Ohad Naharin dramatically shifts most of the details in the production with some miraculous touch in music, lighting and props to make the audience see supposedly similar segment with fresh eyes. As one of his peer choreographers said,
"It's the idea that you know you should have thought of once you've seen it. But Naharin crafts it best." After all, Naharin has dreamt of the production for some 60 years! By the way, have you ever wondered why the production is named Venezuela? It is considered a quiz by the choreographer to test your sensitivity about international politics or about "what dance is"! Give it aguess!

Duration: approx. 80 minutes, without intermission.
Latecomer will not be admitted.
Performed in French with Chinese Surtitles.
This production contains partial nudity and loud volume.
Audience discretion is advised.
Pre-show talk: 30 minutes before every performance at the
lobby of National Theater.
Post-show talk: 3/22 (SUN.) at the lobby of National Theater.


Ohad Naharin, who was appointed Artistic Director of
Batsheva Dance Company in 1990, joined the company at the age of 22 with little formal training. But he was invited by Martha Graham in the next year to pursue further trai