A thrilling spectacle of movement, an emotional rollercoaster that successfully highlights the uniqueness of each one of the dancers.
Hora is a thrilling spectacle of movement, an emotional rollercoaster that successfully highlights – in a company that deliberately works without soloists – the uniqueness of each one of the dancers. Set against a stark, luminous green background, the dancers’ athleticism, technique and energy take centre stage, showing beautiful asymmetrical shapes with immense grace and visceral physicality in hyper-definition.
Led by artistic director Ohad Naharin, one of the world’s most distinctive choreographers, Batsheva Dance Company makes a welcome return to the Festival following 2008’s sensational Deca Dance.
Isao Tomita’s alien soundtrack blends great classical works by Wagner, Ives and Debussy with the theme from Star Wars and music featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey, as the dancers twist, jerk and articulate their way through Naharin’s striking choreography with insect-like precision and grace. Sexy and elegant, Hora sees contemporary dance flirt with science fiction in a production that is out of this world.
Co-produced by Montpellier Danse 2010 and Lincoln Center Festival, New York
Batsheva Dance Company
Ohad Naharin Choreographer
Avi Yona Bueno Lighting and stage designer
Anna Mirkin Costume designer
Isao Tomita and Ryoji Ikeda Music