“Furo” is a video art and dance event – a reflective encounter between the choreography of Ohad Naharin and the video animation of the Japanese artist Tabaimo.
Tabaimo describes her works as everyday spaces of unease, offering a critical and complex perspective on traditional Japanese society. In “Furo,” a Japanese public bathhouse (o-furo) stretches across three giant screens, unfolding scenes that often veer off into fantasy. On the backdrop of the projected ritual, two dancers perform a live ritual – touching briefly, breaking to the edge of the stage, circling in place, lamenting/howling the tale of their dead friends.
Originally created in 2006 for the Jewish Theatre in Stockholm, “Furo” challenges the conventions of stage performance. Taking place in an intimate space, it is performed in a loop over several hours, inhabited by a different pair of dancers in each iteration. The audience is invited to walk in and out of the space freely, and linger in the piece as long as they want.
World premiere: 24 March 2006, the Jewish Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden
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- Performed by Batsheva Dance Company season 2023-2024:
Yarden Bareket, Billy Barry, Yael Ben Ezer, Adi Blumenreich, Nathan Chipps, Matan Cohen, Guy Davidson, Iyar Elezra, Chiaki Horita, Sean Howe, Li-En Hsu, Londiwe Khoza, Adrienne Lipson, Ohad Mazor, Eri Nakamura, Gianni Notarnicola, Danai Porat, Igor Ptashenchuk, Yoni (Yonatan) Simon
- Choreography Ohad Naharin
- Video art Tabaimo (Ayako Tabata)
- Lighting design Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
- Soundtrack design: Ohad Fishoff
- Costume design: Eri Nakamura
- Music Brian Eno "Condition 7", Dafeldecker "Bern", Hazard, "Meteosat", Ohad Fishof "Zipper", A Small Good Thing "Let's Get Ripped", Peaches "AA XXX", Gino Vanneli, "Crazy Life", The Anomoanon "Planet Caravan", Raymond Scott "Twilight in Turkey", Atom tm "I Love", Nim "Raouchen ist Todlich", Turbonegro "All my Friends Are Dead".
- Originally produced by the Jewish Theatre in Stockholm