Dancing a Hora All His Own


In Mr. Naharin’s “Hora,” which is coming to the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Wednesday, dancers assert their individuality in virtuosic solos, only occasionally moving in sync. Instead of creating a dance of unity, Mr. Naharin, as he does in much of his work, explores the complicated dynamics of the individual within the group, rendering the classic hora completely unrecognizable, if not altogether erasing it.

Batsheva’s 2009 and 2010 tours to the United States met with calls for boycotts and protests from anti-Israel activists, who see the company as a type of ambassador for Israel because of its financial relationship to the government. More protests are planned for the company’s run at the Brooklyn Academy.

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March 02, 2012

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Brian Schaefer

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