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

Saturday, 29/04/2023

07.30 PM - 09.10 PM



Abo J, Abo BF

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.

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

„Den Abend eröffnet das atemberaubende Stück ANTHEM.“

„In ‚Anthem‘ ist es gelungen, das Schicksal einer Gemeinschaft von der sinnlichen Selbstgewissheit bis zum Verlust ihrer kollektiven, inneren Identität in umwerfenden, kraftvollen und klaren Tanzbildern zu erzählen.“

Alexandra Karabelas, Die Rheinpfalz, 26.11.2021

Manchester Evening News

„Mit kraftvollen Bewegungen, untermalt von Shechters Soundtrack aus Erzähltem und Musik, hat dieser faszinierende Blick auf menschliche Beziehungen einen unvergesslichen Eindruck hinterlassen.“

Natalie Anglesey, Manchester Evening News, 2015

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