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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Win Tickets to See NYC’s Hottest Dance Company!

What do you get when you combine Alvin Ailey, one of the most respected names in modern dance, with Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin? You get Minus 16, best described as breaking down the barrier between audience and performer. First performed in 1999, Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 is unlike any other work in the Ailey repertory in the way it challenges the dancers to improvise and invite audience members to join them onstage.

The key to Minus 16 is “Gaga.” No, not the pop star, but the name for Naharin’s language of movement developed in Israel which helps dancers and non-dancers alike reconnect with movement by seeing the body as a source of power and energy.  The method is a unique form of dance where emphasis is placed on sensations rather than positions, providing a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through the body.

In partnership with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Consulate General of Israel is giving away a pair of tickets for the December 11th performance, which features 4 pieces, the first being Minus 16. But that’s not all! Prior to the performance, you and a friend will be invited to a special reception beforehand honoring Ohad Naharin!

So how can you score this delicious holiday treat? Simply send us a tweet @israelconsulate with the hashtag #Minus16contest and a winner will be picked at random next week.

For everyone else, we encourage you to buy your tickets online now, and as a special bonus, you also get a chance to learn how to “Gaga” yourself! Alvin Ailey’s special promotion “Ticket to Dance” running through December 31st grants you a free dance class on “Gaga”-ism. It’s a lot of fun, and no previous dance experience is required! The show itself is great, and coupled with the free dance class, it’s a wonderful Chanukah/Christmas/Kwanza/DecembertoRemember present!

Get your “Ticket-to-Dance” today with a ticket purchase to the New York City Center Season (Now – January 1) – just in time for the holidays! Tickets starting at $25 are available at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212 or online at or Each “Ticket to Dance” is good for one year from the performance date for first time students, and when purchasing a 10-class card for classes at The Ailey Extension in New York City for returning students.

And remember, send us a tweet @israelconsulate with #Minus16contest and the Sunday, December 11th performance will be on the house!

Minus 16 from AlvinAileyAmericanDanceTheater on Vimeo.

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