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Shech­ter/​Mon­te­ro

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

Tuesday, 02/05/2023

08.00 PM - 09.40 PM

Performance

07.30 PM Introduction (in German)

Opernhaus

Abo Z

header goyo montero anthem 4 credit-Charles-Lima

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

Deutsche Erstaufführung

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.

Konzept und Choreografie: Goyo Montero
Komposition: Owen Belton
Kostüme: Fábio Mataname, Goyo Montero
Licht: Nicolás Fischtel, Goyo Montero

thE bAD (DEA)
von Hofesh Shechter
Musik von Mystikal, Hespèrion XX, Jordi Savall und Hofesh Shechter
Uraufführung am 30. April 2015, Hofesh Shechter Company, Manchester (UK)

Konzept, Choreografie, Komposition: Hofesh Shechter
Einstudierung: Bruno Guillore, Hofesh Shechter
Kostüme: Amanda Barrow
Licht: Hofesh Shechter, Lawrie McLennan

Photos
PHOTO(S) © Marcos Alonso, Charles Lima (ANTHEM performed by São Paulo Dance Company), Gabriele Zucca (tHE bAD performed by Hofesh Shechter Company)
Press reviews
Die Rheinpfalz

"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

Manchester Evening News

„thE bAD“
"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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