Hora – The Movie is Ohad Naharin’s second film. Just like in YAG – The Movie in 2020, Naharin once again transports choreography created for the stage through the lens of the camera, adapting it to create a new piece.
The camera allows an intimate, tender and disturbing glimpse into a parallel universe. In this dark world, the dancers emerge from a black space to the timeless music of Isao Tomita, their bodies delineating a human-dance calligraphy, like a code that is constantly being written and erased.
Naharin’s cinematic lab adds a new choreographic layer to the stage work – the movement of the camera through space. Actions carried out in the editing room like acceleration or deceleration transitions and cuts, are given a central place and lead to the discovery and revelation of new creative expressions.
- Dedicated To Sofia Naharin
- Batsheva Dance Company thanks its American friends for their generous support in the production of this film:
The Chleck Family Foundation; The Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation; The Jerome L. Stern Family Foundation; Nurit and Rick Amdur; American Friends of Batsheva New Works Fund.
- Director Ohad Naharin
- Cinematographer Roee Shalti
- Editors Roee Shalti and Ohad Naharin
- Costume design Eri Nakamura
- text about the movie Shira Vitaly
- Music Isao Tomita, Modest Moussorgsky, Claude Debussy, Charles Ives, Yehonatan Oppenheim, Ikeda Ryoji, Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Joaquin Rodrigo, Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius
- An Online World Premiere March 11-13, 2022
Co-produced by Factory 54