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Sadeh21

Ohad Naharin

Palais Garnier

from 07 February to 02 March 2024

from 12 € to 115 €

1h15 no interval

Sadeh21

Palais Garnier - from 07 February to 02 March 2024

Synopsis

Crossing the breadth of the stage one by one and then together, the dancers develop Ohad Naharin's fascinating body language in a streamlined set. From an initial abstract grey to the evocation of a sandy beach, the monochrome decor changes colour over the course of 21 studies in movement. In Hebrew, "sadeh" means "field", in the sense of field of study or field of action. Here and there, a narrative thread accompanies the audience through a labyrinth of virtuoso motions. Sadeh21's movements - elastic, swift and unpredictable - create powerful and moving images. In this piece created in 2011 and now entering the Paris Opera Ballet's repertoire, Ohad Naharin continues to explore his body language, Gaga, in magnetic and surprising episodes where bodies first collide before dancing together to soaring music.

Duration : 1h15 no interval

  • Opening

  • First part 75 min

  • End

Artists

New to the repertoire

Creative team

  • Ohad Naharin
    Ohad Naharin Choreography
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    Maxim Waratt Soundtrack design
  • Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
    Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi) Lighting design
  • Ariel Cohen
    Ariel Cohen Costume design

With the Paris Opera Corps de Ballet
Recorded musics

Media

[TRAILER] SADEH21 by Ohad Naharin (english version)
[TRAILER] SADEH21 by Ohad Naharin (english version)
  • A bodily odyssey: Adèle Belem rehearses Sadeh21

    A bodily odyssey: Adèle Belem rehearses Sadeh21

    Watch the video

  • 21 movement studies: Ohad Naharin restages Sadeh21

    21 movement studies: Ohad Naharin restages Sadeh21

    Watch the video

© Yonathan Kellerman / OnP

A bodily odyssey: Adèle Belem rehearses Sadeh21

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5:12 min

A bodily odyssey: Adèle Belem rehearses Sadeh21

By Antony Desvaux

On the occasion of Sadeh21's entry into the repertoire, Adèle Belem discusses Ohad Naharin's choreographic language and the world of his piece.

Quadrille in the Corps de Ballet, the dancer explains the research into movement that serves as the framework for the 21 studies that follow one another in the ballet, forming a series of abstract tableaux in a refined setting. She discusses the Gaga language, which enables the dancers to explore the physical limits of each individual, as well as the spiritual dimension that emerges from such an odyssey of the body.

Discussing her work in the rehearsal studio, the dancer explains how Naharin's choreography is a laboratory of emotions: violence, gentleness, sensuality...

© Yonathan Kellerman / OnP

21 movement studies: Ohad Naharin restages Sadeh21

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5:46 min

21 movement studies: Ohad Naharin restages Sadeh21

By Antony Desvaux

On the occasion of Sadeh21's entry to the Paris Opera repertoire, Ohad Naharin discusses the meaning of the piece, which he conceives as 21 movement studies.

The choreographer talks about his work in the rehearsal studio with the dancers of the Company. He explains his language, Gaga, which accentuates gestural qualities and nurtures dancers trained in the classical style.

Ohad Naharin reveals the formalism at the heart of certain sequences in Sadeh21, notably his use of numbers and mathematics. Finally, he likens the end of the ballet, in which the dancers do not take their bows, to film credits and his taste for cinematic aesthetics.

  • [INTERVIEW] Ohad Naharin transmet SADEH21
  • [EXTRAIT] SADEH21 d'Ohad Naharin
  • [EXTRAIT] SADEH21 d'Ohad Naharin
  • [EXTRAIT] SADEH21 d'Ohad Naharin
  • [EXTRAIT] SADEH21 d'Ohad Naharin

Press

  • Sumptuous in its gestural inventiveness and palpable sense of urgency.

    Rosita Boisseau, 2024

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Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra

75009 Paris

Public transport

Underground Opéra (lignes 3, 7 et 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lignes 7 et 9), Madeleine (lignes 8 et 14), Auber (RER A)

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    Reservation of drinks and light refreshments for the intervals is possible online up to 24 hours prior to your visit, or at the bars before each performance.

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    CoCo is open every day from 12:00 pm to 2:00 am. More information on coco-paris.com or at +33 1 42 68 86 80 (reservations).

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    You can park your car at the Q-Park Edouard VII. It is located at Rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris (in front of 23 Rue de Caumartin).

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At the Palais Garnier, buy €10 tickets for seats in the 6th category (very limited visibility, two tickets maximum per person) on the day of the performance at the Box offices.

In both our venues, discounted tickets are sold at the box offices from 30 minutes before the show:

  • €25 tickets for under-28s, unemployed people (with documentary proof less than 3 months old) and senior citizens over 65 with non-taxable income (proof of tax exemption for the current year required)
  • €40 tickets for senior citizens over 65

Get samples of the operas and ballets at the Paris Opera gift shops: programmes, books, recordings, and also stationery, jewellery, shirts, homeware and honey from Paris Opera.

Palais Garnier
  • Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until performances end
  • Get in from Place de l’Opéra or from within the theatre’s public areas
  • For more information: +33 1 53 43 03 97

Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra

75009 Paris

Public transport

Underground Opéra (lignes 3, 7 et 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lignes 7 et 9), Madeleine (lignes 8 et 14), Auber (RER A)

Bus 20, 21, 27, 29, 32, 45, 52, 66, 68, 95, N15, N16

Calculate my route
Car park

Q-Park Edouard VII16 16, rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris

Book your parking spot
super alt text
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super alt text
super alt text
super alt text
super alt text

Imagined as benchmark, richly illustrated booklets, the programmes can be bought online, at the box offices, in our shops, and in the theatres hall on the evening of the performance.

BUY THE PROGRAM
  • Cloakrooms

    Free cloakrooms are at your disposal. The comprehensive list of prohibited items is available here.

  • Bars

    Reservation of drinks and light refreshments for the intervals is possible online up to 24 hours prior to your visit, or at the bars before each performance.

  • Restaurant

    CoCo is open every day from 12:00 pm to 2:00 am. More information on coco-paris.com or at +33 1 42 68 86 80 (reservations).

  • Parking

    You can park your car at the Q-Park Edouard VII. It is located at Rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris (in front of 23 Rue de Caumartin).

    BOOK YOUR PARKING PLACE.

At the Palais Garnier, buy €10 tickets for seats in the 6th category (very limited visibility, two tickets maximum per person) on the day of the performance at the Box offices.

In both our venues, discounted tickets are sold at the box offices from 30 minutes before the show:

  • €25 tickets for under-28s, unemployed people (with documentary proof less than 3 months old) and senior citizens over 65 with non-taxable income (proof of tax exemption for the current year required)
  • €40 tickets for senior citizens over 65

Get samples of the operas and ballets at the Paris Opera gift shops: programmes, books, recordings, and also stationery, jewellery, shirts, homeware and honey from Paris Opera.

Palais Garnier
  • Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and until performances end
  • Get in from Place de l’Opéra or from within the theatre’s public areas
  • For more information: +33 1 53 43 03 97

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Ohad Naharin is Israel's most influential choreographer of his time. Credited with more than 30 pieces and even a dance style, he has an unusual ballet background. Click on ‘Discover’.

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