Hora – The Movie

by Ohad Naharin
Performed by Batsheva Dance Company

Hora – The Movie
Photo by Roee Shalti
  • Hora – The Movie by Ohad Naharin
    Performed by Batsheva Dance Company
  • DurationApprox 60 minutes
  • Photo by Roee Shalti
    Photo by Roee Shalti
  • Roee Shalti
    Roee Shalti
  • Roee Shalti
    Roee Shalti

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.

Hora – The Movie is another opportunity to delve into the fascinating evolution of Naharin’s work in search of new ways to create and experience dance.
Credits
  • 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


Hora

by Ohad Naharin
Performed by Batsheva Dance Company

Hora