Batsheva’s Version of “Offending the Audience” Mirrors Our Culture’s Fractured Discourse


Outside the Joyce on the Eighth Avenue sidewalk earlier this week, two different protesting groups, contained behind police barriers, vied for public attention as the opening-night audience arrived; security guards carefully searched and grilled us. Batsheva, whose summer tour to the States is supported in part by the Israeli government, drew the ire of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, and supporters of Bibi Netanyahu’s policies hollered back. Inside the theater, sixteen dancers, nine women and seven men, toggled among powerful movement, rapt silence, Handke’s language, and snippets of personal disclosure.

Publish Date: 

July 14, 2018

Journalist Name: 

Elizabeth Zimmer

Associated Event: 

Our Work: 

Content Type: