Batsheva Dance Company – Max by Ohad Naharin

This clip opens to the chanting drone of a voice-like sound that would lull you into a trance were it not for the intensity and variety of the dancers’ upper body movements that accompanies it. But despite the sometimes almost frenetic nature of this sequence, the dancers are virtually without emotion…except for a faint smile at the end.

Parts of this video have a very tribal feel to them; others more alien. But certainly as a whole it is abstract. It begins. It ends…or rather simply stops.

If nothing else, you have to say that Max is rich in complexity of movement. Whether you understand and can appreciate this type of movement is a different question.

Did you enjoy the abstract experience in Max? If you did, I hope you’ll like, then share it with your friends.


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