Melbourne Festival in association with the Besen Family Foundation, the Danielle & Daniel Besen Foundation and Australia Israel Cultural Exchange presents



Pure, unadulterated joy. ★★★★★

The West Australian

Engaging and beautiful.

Washington Post

Establishes and re-establishes the amazingness of every single dancer.

The New York Times

Choreographer and Artistic Director Ohad Naharin

Israel's internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company Batsheva returns to Melbourne Festival with revered choreographer Ohad Naharin's ever–evolving showcase Decadance.

First created in 1990, this kaleidoscopic survey of Naharin's repertoire offers audiences a multi–faceted selection of memorable moments from the company’s 50 year history.

In Decadance Naharin reconstructs his oeuvre by taking sections of existing works and reorganising them into a fresh new theatrical experience.

With a soundtrack that veers from Vivaldi to Dean Martin, this dynamic showcase of dance features heartbreakingly intimate moments and exhilarating full company pieces.