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Echad Mi Yodea by Ohad Naharin performed by Batsheva - the Young Ensemble

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'Echad Mi Yodea' from "Decadance" / "Deca'le" for the entire family
By Ohad Naharin
Performed by Batsheva - the Young Ensemble
75 minutes without intermission

Choreography: Ohad Naharin
Lighting Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Costume Design: Rakefet Levi
Music arranged and performed by Ohad Naharin and The Tractor’s Revenge.

World Premiere: 2000, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv

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"7 Days in Entebbe" brought me here

Author — Martin Samoylov

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I researched the meaning of the dance:
- "The repetitive sitting, standing, and shaking evokes davening in synagogue. The piles of thrown clothing suggest photographs from the Holocaust. The dancers toil through the choreography and their struggle could be read as a historical homage to the building of Israel."
- "When Naharin decided to change the movement, one dancer, Erez Levy, did not hear the instructions and fell as before. His error was incorporated into the dance in the role of “the faller, ” who sits at the end of the circle, falling to the floor at the end of each wave."

Author — SweetManiacDeluxe

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Like, if you are watching it because of 7 days in Entebbe movie

Author — rafi m

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I hope the guy on the right gets paid a bit extra.

Author — M v D

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Jews are awesome in just about everything. God bless em. And this is coming from an Afghan Muslim.

Author — Chengez Hussaini

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Translation :
Who knows one? I know one. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows two? I know two. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows three? I know three. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows four? I know four. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows five? I know five. Five are the books of the Torah. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows six? I know six. Six are the orders of the Mishnah. Five are the books of the Torah. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows seven? I know seven. Seven are the days of the week. Six are the orders of the Mishnah. Five are the books of the Torah. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth

Who knows eight? I know eight. Eight are the days for circumcision. Seven are the days of the week. Six are the orders of the Mishnah. Five are the books of the Torah. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows nine? I know nine. Eight are the days for circumcision. Seven are the days of the week. Six are the orders of the Mishnah. Five are the books of the Torah. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows ten? I know ten. Ten are the Words from Sinai. Nine are the months of childbirth. Eight are the days for circumcision. Seven are the days of the week. Six are the orders of the Mishnah. Five are the books of the Torah. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows eleven? I know eleven. Eleven are the stars [in Joseph's Dream]. Ten are the Words from Sinai. Nine are the months of childbirth. Eight are the days for circumcision. Seven are the days of the week. Six are the orders of the Mishnah. Five are the books of the Torah. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows twelve? I know twelve. Twelve are the tribes. Eleven are the stars [in Joseph's Dream]. Ten are the Words from Sinai. Nine are the months of childbirth. Eight are the days for circumcision. Seven are the days of the week. Six are the orders of the Mishnah. Five are the books of the Torah. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Who knows thirteen? I know thirteen. Thirteen are the attributes of God. Twelve are the tribes. Eleven are the stars. Ten are the Words from Sinai. Nine are the months of childbirth. Eight are the days for circumcision. Seven are the days of the week. Six are the orders of the Mishnah. Five are the books of the Torah. Four are the matriarchs. Three are the patriarchs. Two are the tablets of the covenant. One is our God in Heaven and Earth.

Author — קרן

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This version is the closest to the original version I danced in 1995 in the piece "Anaphasa" in Tel Aviv with the Batsheva dance Company . The version getting faster with live drumming is still much more impressive . Among all the choreography i learned during my career, this is the only one i still remember and want to dance again and again ...Even if my neck would hurt really bad .... Thanks for that and a lot more Ohad .

Author — Cyril Griset

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I could watch this piece for hours. Hypnotizing... Love it.

Author — Marylo L.-Hétu

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Ill admit it, "7 days in Entebbe" would have been NOTHING without this dance

Author — Stinky.

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7 days in Entebbe brought me here
And it's worth it.

Author — Jacky Yip

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No kidding! This soundtrack, from “7 days in Entebbe “ has been getting me jacked up in the gym lately. It sets my whole body on fire, and ready to lift more weights than I usually do.

Author — Didier Agbessi

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if i´m not wrong, what he says at the very beggining is the following: ...

[Hebrew:]
"אשליה הכח וקף דק שמפריד בין שיגעון ושפיות הפאניקה שמאחורי הצחוק בדו קיום של עייפות ןאלגנטייות"

[English translation:]
"Illusion is the power and the thin stroke that separates madness and sanity. The panic behind laughter is a coexistence of fatigue and elegance"

[Traducción en Español:]
"La ilusión es el poder y el trazo fino que separa la locura y la cordura. El pánico detrás de la risa es una convivencia de fatiga y elegancia"

[Phonetic Transcription:]
"Ashlaia hakoaj vekaf dak shemafrid bein shigahon veshfiut. Hapanika shemeajorei hatzjok bedu kiom shel haiefut vehelegantiut"

i´m a little bit rusty in my hebrew, but i think it goes this way... enjoy!

Author — tupeople

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The whole group: my family and friends doing great in life and school

The last guy:

Author — makuna hatata

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I was drawn here by the use of this music and dance in the film 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE. I thought it was an absolutely brilliant integration of modern dance into another artform. I was literally in tears in the movie theater from the power that your dance brought to the film's finale, when the IDF rescues the hostages. Masterful work from everyone involved in creating the dance and from the filmmakers in working it into their production.

Author — James Luckard

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as an indian i don't understand hebrew but i am addicted to this song, shown the song & its dance to my group friends & we performed on our college fest day and won the 1st price because it was a unique song & dance compared to other performance

Author — neel jadav

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Being an Israili this song really inspires me. It is based on a hebrew poem

Shalom.

Author — American Jew

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7 Days in Entebbe brought me here.

Shalom aleichem!

Author — Adieka's Shelf-Life

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Translation of the man in the beginning: The illusion/deception of strength, and the thin line that divides madness/craziness and serenity. The panic that is behind the laughter, and the coexistence of fatigue and elegance

Author — Lior Peretz

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I took a choreography class my sophomore year of college, and this was one of the videos we studied as an example of how to play with building layers in choreography. When I first saw it, I thought it was neat, but not terribly relevant to the type of dance I was interested in.


But the more I see, the more I absolutely fall in love with it, it's such a beautiful and complex piece.

Author — PigPenguin91

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Oh, my God. That was the most beautiful dance I've ever seen in a while

Author — sℋε ✩ Aℳℯ✘hƴst