by Ohad Naharin
Performed by Batsheva Dance Company

Photo by Ilya Melniko
  • Hora by Ohad Naharin
    Performed by Batsheva Dance Company
  • DurationApprox 60 minutes without intermission
  • Photo by Ilya Melniko
    Photo by Ilya Melniko
  • Photo by Ilya Melniko
    Photo by Ilya Melniko
  • Photo by Ilya Melniko
    Photo by Ilya Melniko

“A green, disquieting, and hauntingly beautiful world”
Tal Levin, Haaretz

“An astounding vision of movement”
Merav Yudilovitch, Ynet

In 1974, electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita released the album Snowflakes Are Dancing, completely revolutionizing musical programing. 35 years later, Ohad Naharin presents Hora – a piece for 11 dancers inspired by Tomita’s music. Like Tomita, who reimagined familiar classics with a synthesizer, Naharin places us between the familiar and the foreign: Hora is an evergreen bubble outside of time and space, natural and synthetic, permanent and everchanging.

Simultaneously primordial and futuristic, the bodies set out to formulate a new language that draws on – and pushes away from – familiar quotes. They embody the beauty of the struggle to remain distinct in the togetherness, creating a futuristic folklore and composing a new movement code, only to undo it in the exploration of body territories longing to be discovered.

Photo by Ilya Melnikov
  • Dedicated to Sofia Naharin

  • Co-produced by Montpellier Danse 2010 and Lincoln Center Festival, New York

  • Performed by Batsheva Dance Company season 2022-2023:
    Chen Agron, Yarden Bareket, Billy Barry, Yael Ben Ezer, Matan Cohen, Guy Davidson, Ben Green, Chiaki Horita, Li-En Hsu, Sean Howe, Londiwe Khoza, Adrienne Lipson, Ohad Mazor, Eri Nakamura, Gianni Notarnicola, Danai Porat, Igor Ptashenchuk, Yoni (Yonatan) Simon

  • Lighting and stage design

    Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)

  • Sound design and editing

    Maxim Waratt

  • Costume design

    Eri Nakamura

  • Bench design

    Amir Raveh

  • Sound mastering

    Nir Klajman

  • Text about the piece

    Shira Vitaly

  • Music arranged and performed by Isao Tomita

    Catacombs – composed by Modest Mussorgsky; Aranjuez – composed by Joaquín Rodrigo; Space Fantasy: Theme from "2001: A Space Odyssey" [Also Sprach Zarathustra] – composed by Richard Strauss; Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries, Tannhäuser: Overture – composed by Richard Wagner; The Unanswered Question – composed by Charles Edward Ives; Peer Gynt/ Solveig's Song – composed by Edvard Grieg; Star Wars - Main Title – composed by John Williams; World of Different Dimensions – composed by Jean Sibelius; Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun – composed by Claude Debussy; Suite Bergamesque, No. 3: Clair de Lune – composed by Claude Debussy
    Data Matrix by Ryoji Ikeda

  • World Premiere

    May 2009, Jerusalem Theatre

Fugue in Crimson

By Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber
Performed by Yontan Daskal and The Batsheva Ensemble

Fugue in Crimson