By Ohad Naharin | Video: Tabaimo
Performed by Batsheva Dance Company

Photo by Ascaf
  • FURO By Ohad Naharin | Video: Tabaimo
    Performed by Batsheva Dance Company

“Furo’ is an addictive piece, as it never reaches its final form. Each time it is a little bit different. The movement of the dancers covers it a little bit. Time covers it a little bit. Our eyes cover it a little bit more".
Anat Zecharia, Yediot Aharonot

FURO is a dance installation by Ohad Naharin that features the video work Japanese Bathhouse (1999) by 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

*Please note: entry to the show is possible at any time within the time range specified on your ticket.
*Due to the nature of the event, there may be slight changes in the entrance times to the hall. Please follow the instructions of the ushers.

*Please note: the The show contains partial nudity

  • 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, Sean Howe, Londiwe Khoza, Adrienne Lipson, Eri Nakamura, Gianni Notarnicola, Danai Porat, Igor Ptashenchuk, Yoni (Yonatan) Simon

  • Choreography

    Ohad Naharin

  • Video and Stage Design

    Tabaimo (Ayako Tabata)

  • Lighting design

    Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)

  • Soundtrack design:

    Ohad Fishoff

  • Costume design:

    Eri Nakamura

  • Music

    "Climax Vision" by Yehonatan oppenheim | "Bern" by Werner Dafeldecker / Christof Kurzmann / Christian Fennesz / Martin Siewert |"Meteosat" by Hazard | "Zipper" by Ohad Fishof | "Let's Get Ripped" by A Small Good Thing | "AA XXX" by Peaches |"Crazy Life" by Gino Vanneli | "Planet Caravan" by The Anomoanon | "Twilight in Turkey" by Raymond Scott | "Rauchen ist Todlich" by Nim | "iLove (Easy Love)" by Atom TM | "All my Friends Are Dead" by Turbonegro

  • Re-staging supported by

    The Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation and Factory 54

  • Originally produced by the Jewish Theatre in Stockholm

Photo by Ascaf

Project 48 Dance – 12th edition

Performed by The Batsheva Ensemble

Project 48 Dance – 12th edition