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Minus 16

Premiered February 4th 2012

Choreographer: Ohad Naharin

Music: Dean Martin, Yma Sumac, Rolley Polley, Dick Dale, Tractor’ s Revenge, Ohad Naharin, James Bowman, the Academy of Ancient Music, Marusha, og Chopin

Light design: Avi Yona Bueno

Costume design: Ohad Naharin

Supervision of costumes, set and props: Elín Edda Árnadóttir

Rehearsal director: Osnat Kelner

Assistance to rehearsal director: Michal Sayfan

Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin has been an audience favourite all over the world. This clever and humorous piece breaks down the barrier between audience and the performers. Set to music ranging from Dean Martin to cha-cha, mambo, techno and traditional Israeli music.

The production is supported by the Aurora foundation.

“It’s not a new work. It is more about reconstruction: I like to take pieces or sections of existing works and rework it, reorganize it and create the possibility to look at it from a new angle. It always teaches me something new about my work and composition.”

Ohad Naharin is considered one of the leading contemporary choreographers in the world today. His pieces have been performed by some of the worlds‘ leading dance companies and he has received multiple international awards for his contribution to dance and culture.
Ohad was appointed artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company in Isreal in 1990 and under his guidance the company has prospered and has become one of the world‘s most distinguished dance company.

Groβstadtsafari by Jo Strömgren will be presented the same evening. This piece has received great reviews in Iceland and abroad since it was first premiered by the company in March 2011.


DV, February 6th 2012. Kristjana Guðmundsdóttir
An incredible experience
The result was magnificent and truly surprising.
I have never experienced emotions like this in a dance show. It was revolutionary. The piece is incredibly important and delivers an experience and a subliminal message which lingers on.

Fréttablaðið, February 7th 2012. Sesselja G. Magnúsdóttir
The piece was humorous and powerful.
It’s evident that the choreographer is extremely talented, so talented that it was a pity the piece wasn’t longer.
Minus 16 is a provocative yet a funny piece which leaves you wanting more.