Man of the Hour

22. 5. 2016. / 19:30 / HNK

choreography: Itzik Galili / Israeli Opera & Suzanne Delal Centre (IL)

Itzik Galili’s Man of the Hour is an opus in which individuals search for the glory of the moment and for personal and national identity in a journey from an agonizing cry to peaceful serenity.
After more than 20 years away from Israel, Galili presents Israel as he sees it today.

The work is performed by 8 male dancers and 2 soprano opera singers.

From the press

“The dancers resemble a swarm of bees in a fading disorder from one structure to the next...”
- Yediot Achronot

“There is a moment of grace for the men of the hour when it looked like the choreographer is trying to test the limits of endurance.”

About the choreographer

Internationally renowned choreographer Itzik Galili returns to Israel after more than 20 years away. Galili was Artistic Director of NND/Galili Dance (1997–2008) and the co-founder and Artistic Director of Dansgroep Amsterdam (2009-10).

He has worked with numerous renowned dance companies and built a diverse portfolio of over 70 works for companies including: Stuttgart Ballet, Ballets de Monte Carlo, Bayerisches Staatsballett Munich, Gulbenkian Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, Batsheva Dance Company, Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Scapino Ballet, Bale da Cidade de São Paulo, Dutch National Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Ballet British Columbia, Rambert Dance Company, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, English National Ballet, and Staatsballet Berlin.

In April 2006, Itzik Galili was made a Knight of the Royal Order of The House of Oranje Nassau by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for his contribution to Dutch dance. In 2009, his work A Linha Curva was nominated for three awards in the UK: Knights of Illumination (for Lighting Design), Critics’ Circle (for Best Modern Choreography), Laurence Olivier Award (for Best New Production).