08.00 PM - 09.45 PM
07.30 PM Introduction (in German)
Music by Mystikal, Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall & Owen Belton
Hofesh Shechter is considered one of the most exciting exponents of contemporary dance. Following on from his “Disappearing Act” the universal artist returns to the Nürnberger Ballett to stage another of his entrancing pieces. The work he has chosen to present, with an expanded cast for the Nuremberg venue, is his urban-toned “tHE bAD”, an explosion of raw, aggressive step sequences spliced with moments of calmer, trance-like poeticism.
In his extraordinary “Anthem”, commissioned in 2018 by the prestigious São Paulo Companhia de Dança, Goyo Montero deconstructs the unending cycle of life to produce an acutely topical snapshot of a deeply divided society rendered in the form of a powerful ensemble piece. Yet “Anthem” is also a study of the human voice, a choreographed visualisation of its variety and complexity as exemplified by a mantra, a hymn, a lullaby, songs of love and protest and the final breath.
by Goyo Montero
World premiere: 13th September 2019, São Paulo Companhia de Dança, São Paulo (BRA)
Concept and choreography: Goyo Montero
composition: Owen Belton
Costumes: Fábio Mataname, Goyo Montero
Light design: Nicolás Fischtel, Goyo Montero
tHE bAD (DE)
by Hofesh Shechter
Musik von Mystikal, Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall und Hofesh Shechter
World premiere: 30th April 2015, Hofesh Shechter Company, Manchester (UK)
Concept, choreography, composition: Hofesh Shechter
Casting: Bruno Guillore
Rehearsal director: Kim Kohlmann, Hofesh Shechter
Costume concept: Hofesh Shechter
Light design: Hofesh Shechter, Lawrie McLennan
Technical Advisor: Alan Valentine
tHE bAD is presented in association with Hofesh Shechter Company www.hofesh.co.uk
Konzept und Choreografie
Hofesh Shechter, Lawrie McLennan, Nicolás Fischtel, Goyo Montero, Christian van Loock
Cast on 02/06/2023
Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballett
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"The evening opens with the breathtaking piece ANTHEM."
"In ANTHEM they have succeeded in telling the fate of a community from sensual self-assurance to the loss of its collective, inner identity in stunning, powerful and clear dance images."
Alexandra Karabelas, Die Rheinpfalz, 26th Nov, 2021
"Using powerful movement, set to Shechter’s soundtrack of narrative and music, this intriguing look at human relationships made a memorable impact."
Natalie Anglesey, Manchester Evening News, 2015
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