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Choreographies by Hofesh Shechter (thE bAD) and Goyo Montero (Anthem)

Monday, 06/11/2023

08.00 PM - 09.10 PM

with one break


07.30 PM Introduction (in German)


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Anthem header

Music by Mystikal, Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall, Hofesh Shechter & Owen Belton

The smash-hit from last season is back! The exciting double bill combines choreographic works on the cutting edge.

Ecstatic, physical, intense: In "Anthemʺ, Goyo Montero depicts a society disintegrating into itself in abstract images. In the process, the multifaceted nature of the human voice formed the origin of the choreography and likewise determines the score. With the integration and alienation of the own voice, Owen Belton's perfectly fitting composition becomes the structural and sound-giving means of expression of this energetic ensemble piece. The Nuremberg ballet director and chief choreographer was recently named "Director of the year" by the international magazine "Dance Europe" and was especially praised in the dance journal "Tanz" for challenging his ensemble and allowing it to shine in the current double bill.

Hofesh Shechter is one of the most exciting and sought-after choreographer of the contemporary dance scene. He is known for his atmospheric musical compositions and epic soundtracks in combination with the unique physicality of his own movement language. In his iconic work "tHE bAD", specially reworked for the Nuremberg ensemble, Shechter allows strong contrasts to collide: Bursts of power and abrupt returns to sensitive moments alternate, ostinato-monotone passages intoxicate as much as piercing club sound. The result is a wild, stirring, absorbing and fascinating Shechter's "dance world" to the rhythmically pulsating sound mix of disco, rap, old music and Shechter's own compositions.

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 Namatame, 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

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DIGITAL Introduction (in German)

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Dates and cast

Cast on 06/11/2023

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Press reviews
Nürnberger Nachrichten/Nürnberger Zeitung

„An outstanding company; clever, stirring choreographies - and above all: a perfect soundtrack twice over.“

Thomas Heinold, Nürnberger Nachrichten/Nürnberger Zeitung

Bayerischer Rundfunk

„Two very different choreographers, two very different pieces that complement each other in their own way. Dancing at the highest level. Outstanding.“

Christine Weirauch, BR 24


„Tanz total! Die beiden vor Vitalität explodierenden Kurzstücke von Goyo Montero und Hofesh Shechter ergänzen sich perfekt. (...) 55 Minuten-Tanzkraftfelder der aufregenden, bezwingenden Art – keine Minute zu viel oder zu wenig.“

Roland H. Dippel, concerti

Bayerische Staatszeitung

„Two masters of their craft who (...) show what is current and ´state of the art´, what dance can say and trigger when it is brought to the stage in such a sophisticated way. (...) an ingenious lighting design that conjures up atmosphere, unusual costumes, precisely matching and emotional music that triggers the choreographies and drives them in the desired direction - and above all dancers who move technically at the highest level and who give everything to embody the choreographic signatures with passion and ecstasy.“

Renate Baumiller-Guggenberger, Bayerische Staatszeitung

"In the end, one feels visually richly gifted by the excellent dancers. (...) The parallels between Montero's 'Anthem' and Shechter's 'tHE bAD' are striking. Both pieces shine and complement each other like two sides of the same coin. You can't get enough of that!"

Vesna Mlakar,

Der Opernfreund

„Riesenapplaus für zwei packende Choreografien und ein fantastisch gutes Ensemble.“

Frank Piontek, Der Opernfreund

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