Within the festival’s framework, on September 23, Thessaloniki Concert Hall will host Ohad Naharin’s, the Batsheva Dance Company’s artistic director, latest creation “Hora”.
Each work by Ohad Naharin is a surprise that stimulates the viewer. And Hora does just that. The misleading name Naharin chose for his work is after the folk dance the Israelis did in the fields after a long, hard day of building the old-new homeland.
His latest creation takes his own, unique dance language even further into a land of abstraction, where movement is an almost analytical process and its interaction with the next phrase seems to derive its power from arbitrary sources.
The short sequences of moves bring turbulent and chaotic energies to the stage, but in a split magical second, all the pieces fall into some preordained grooves and harmonious calm fills the stage – soon to be deconstructed. Naharin orchestrated the dance with symphonic flair and reined his dancers’ individualities into fully controlled artistic heights.