Secus by Ohad Naharin is one of those shows hard to forget, which enhances the technical skills and expressiveness of every dancer.
Choreography Ohad Naharin
Music Chari Chari, Kid 606 + Rayon (mix: Stefan Ferry), AGF, Chronomad (Wahed), Fennesz, Kaho Naa Pyar Hai, Seefeel, The Beach Boys
Sound design & editing Ohad Fishof
Costume design Rakefet Levy
Lighting design Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Assistants to the choreographer Rachael Osborne, Ian Robinson
Creation for Batsheva Dance Company (within Three, 2005)
Duration 30’ – Restaging for 16 dancers of the company
Presented within the triple bill Dreamers (cloud|materia by Philippe Kratz, Traces by Rihoko Sato, Secus by Ohad Naharin)
Production Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
Coproduction Festival Oriente Occidente (I), Les Halles de Schaerbeek (B), Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie (F)
cloud|materia by Philippe Kratz is supported by Bayer Culture Engagement (D)
September 6th 2019, Festival Oriente Occidente, Teatro Zandonai, Rovereto (Trento, Italy)
Secus is a creation by Ohad Naharin that boasts a musical collage that stretches from the offbeat electronic stylings of AGF to the alluring Indian melodies of Kaho Naa Pyar Hai to the resonant harmonies of The Beach Boys. This adventurously eclectic mix serves as a fitting backdrop for the audaciously quirky choreography.
Under our incredulous eyes a human alphabet made up of races, solos, terse and clean gestures, interrupted duets, through precise and sudden kicks, sinuous jutting hips, torsos that twist in all directions like molding rubber, expresses pure emotions and feelings without becoming sentimental. Joy, vulnerability, fear, innocence, confusion and anger weave a harmonic and dynamic canvas that oscillates between delicacy and exaggeration.