School-Time Performance: Naharin's Virus

May 2, 2002

Alternate Title Generation BAM Performance: Naharin's Virus
Country of Origin Israel
Description A Generation BAM Performance for high school students. 10th - 12th grade. BAM presents the US premiere of Naharin's Virus, the culmination of a history-making collaboration between the Jewish-Israeli choreographer Ohad Nahrin and the Arab-Israeli composer Habib Alla Jamal, created in the wake of the most shattering Israeli-Palestinean violence in recent Middle East history. An affecting and kinetically urgent adaptation of the absurdist play Offending the Audience by Peter Handke, Naharin's Virus combines snatches of Handke's provocative text with achingly beautiful Arabic song and uncompromising, intensely muscular movement. It's a powerful mix, evoking the Middle East's ongoing struggles and yielding a work made even more potent given the extraordinary tenor of our time.
Identifier 2002s.01296