Choreographed by Ohad Naharin 6 — 9 January 2022

★★★★ 1/2 “a sensational evening of thrilling visceral dance”

by Ohad Naharin

6 – 9 January 2022

Info, Dates & Prices

6 – 9 January 2022

Sydney Opera House

$75 – $85 + Booking Fee


★★★★ 1/2 “…there is a storm of approval at the end of the show with a standing ovation from the audience, clearly exhilarated by the dazzling performance.” Limelight


Bursting at the seams with vitality and impact, featuring physical refinement alongside playfulness, Decadance is contemporary dance that speaks to everyone. Made from excerpts of the visionary choreographer Ohad Naharin’s works, crafted over a decade with Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company and remoulded into a coherent whole, Decadance is much more than the sum of its parts. It’s a sparkling statement from the choreographer and company who brought the groundbreaking Gaga movement language to the world, propelling dancers into more eccentric and experimental places than ever before.

Moving to an eclectic soundtrack ranging from Dick Dale to John Zorn, Goldfrapp to The Beach Boys, the dancers of Sydney Dance Company take a virtuosic dive into Ohad’s world, bringing fresh life and fresh limbs to a work that is constantly evolving as part of the repertory of major dance companies worldwide. Rafael Bonachela performed the work of Naharin when he was a dancer with Rambert in London in 1994.

Since its creation in 2000, theatres and festivals all over the world have played host to the humour, the sadness, the explosion of tribal and individual expression that is Decadance. Now it’s Sydney’s turn.

The wow factor is off the charts but no matter how intense the demands, and they are great, each dancer’s personality registers powerfully. It’s a gift not to be underestimated. The Australian

★★★★ The highlight of the 75 minutes is a male duet danced by Dimitri Kleioris and Dean Elliott with sensitivity, passion and the skill to express emotions through evocative movement of the utmost intricacy. It is breathtaking.” Sydney Morning Herald

Running time 75 minutes.

Tickets are on sale now and available from Sydney Festival’s website