Batsheva Dance Company revisits a near decade-old piece
When we hear the word “Hora,” one image that immediately comes to mind is one of uniformity – circles within circles of friends, families, coworkers, companions all dancing the same moves to the same music at the same time. Ohad Naharin’s work, ironically named Hora, is the complete antithesis of this tradition. In the Batsheva performance, dancers break out of uniform into virtuosic solos occasionally falling back into sync for a brief moment or two before reclaiming their individuality. Come be entranced by the deeply layered dynamic between the individual and the group in Naharin’s powerful piece.