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DANCE BITES 2018
Young Israeli choreographer Omer Backley-Astrachan’s new work Valley launches the 2018 Dance Bites season after premiering at the 2017 Summer Dance Festival in Tel Aviv.
First created as a solo in 2016 Valley has developed into an ensemble work featuring performers Omer and his Australian wife, Sharon Backley-Astrachan, Allie Graham and Matthew Mizyed. Valley is set on a frozen and desolate Arctic island where a small society of four co-exist. Solitude, vulnerability and sensuality are touchingly drawn through Omer’s choreography in this exquisite Sisyphean cycle.
“The embodiment of geographical collapse and rebirth through the human body is extraordinarily effective.” Ana Harmon
““I am Israeli and the influences of Gaga and the Israeli movement style are clearly shown in my work.” Omer Backley-Astrachan
SHARON BACKLEY-ASTRACHAN, ALLIE GRAHAM, MATHEW MIZYED AND OMER BACKLEY-ASTRACHAN
(Special thanks to: Kay Armstrong and Melanie Berson)
DATES & TIMES
Thursday 15th February at 8pm
Friday 16th February at 12.30pm and 8pm
Saturday 17th February at 8pm
$40 get a ticket to any Valley show and a ticket to see Mr Gaga, the award-winning documentary about Batsheva Dance Comany’s Artistic Director Ohad Naharin.
Enter the world of one of the most prominent and renowned choreographers in the world. Eight years in the making, Mr Gaga captures the elusive beauty of contemporary dance and immerses the audience in the creative process behind Batsheva’s unique performances. Click here for more information about the film.
Saturday February 17 at 4.45pm