Batsheva Dance Company

Hora-The Movie

Dance Contemporary
  • NAC Dance

  Jan 9 - 29, 2023   1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission.

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 – Le Film is another opportunity to delve into the fascinating evolution of Naharin’s work in search of new ways to create and experience dance.

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.

An Online World Premiere March 11-13, 2022.

The Batsheva Dance Company was founded in 1964 as a repertoire company by Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild. It is of the leading and most respected dance troupes in the world thanks to the bold choreographic voice of the house choreographer Ohad Naharin and to the uncompromising performance quality of the company’s dancers.


  • 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
  • Co-produced by Factory 54

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