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Batsheva Dance Company: Sadeh21

When: Fri., Nov. 21, 8 p.m. 2014

BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY: SADEH21

UNC'S MEMORIAL HALL, CHAPEL HILL | FRIDAY, NOV. 21

Gaga is a movement methodology and dance vocabulary. Gaga is a training platform for total body awareness. Gaga is the dance equivalent of outsider art. All of these statements are both correct and incorrect—words don't stick to Gaga, which Batsheva Dance Company artistic director Ohad Naharin created in the late-1990s. Now, as Batsheva marks its 50th year, Naharin's movement methodology has transformed Israeli modern dance. A Batsheva dancer seems more than human, embodying an imaginary creature in order to move like it, rather than imitating its movements from a person's point of view. By turns awkward, insectile, militaristic and celebratory, Gaga movement requires a high level of commitment from the dancers. In the company's new 21-part work, Sadeh21 ("sadeh" meaning "field," as in field of study), Naharin extends these ideas about movement into the structure of the performance itself. 8 p.m. $10–$49, 114 E. Cameron Ave., 919-843-3333, www.carolinaperformingarts.org. —Chris Vitiello

Price: $10-$49

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