Ohad Naharin’s choreography is infused with the rarest of qualities, experimenting boldly with body language to produce a distinctive and arresting combination of content and form. Noted for its physical virtuosity and bewitching lines, Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company conveys the daring spirit and exacting discipline of its artistic director.
Naharin’s Hora unfurls a ravishing vision of abstraction, sensuality, and playfulness. Isao Tomita’s inventive soundtrack, a collage of classical masterpieces (Strauss, Wagner, Grieg, Debussy, and even John Williams’ Star Wars theme) played on an array of vintage analog synths, provides harmonic elegance to this remarkable work.
Run time: 1hr, no intermission
Lighting and stage design by Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Costume design by Anna Mirkin
Sound design by Maxim Waratt
Bench design by Amir Raveh
Music arranged and performed by Isao Tomita (Except for Data Matrix, by Ryoji Ikeda)
Isao Tomita arranged and performs the following pieces:
“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
Sound mastering by Nir Klajman

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