KIBBUTZ CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY
Horses in the sky
About the Company
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), is one of the leading dance companies in the world, is widely identified with the work of Artistic Director Rami Be’er whose exclusive and unique choreographic character has become the company’s trademark both in Israel and abroad.
With its technically strong and physically eclectic cast of dancers and its dynamic sensibility, KCDC characterizes Israeli dance at its best and performs regularly in the most respected theaters and at leading festivals worldwide.
KCDC was founded in 1973 by the late Yehudit Arnon who laid the foundation for today’s thriving International Dance Village which was developed and continues to evolve into a first-class center for dance under the leadership of Rami Be’er and KCDC’s management and staff.
KCDC is situated in a beautiful location at the International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel. The International Dance Village is the heart and home of the company and is comprised of a total of nearly 80 Israeli and international dancers. These dancers make up KCDC’s Main Company, KCDC’s Second Company, and KCDC’s 5-month & 10-month international study abroad dance program Dance Journey . KCDC also hosts an annual Summer Intensive for both international and Israeli dancers as well as year-round courses.
About the Piece
A space of movement in constant change. Empty spaces, splashes of color, moments of convergence. Landscape, a glance, a touch. A whiff of remembrance in time and space.
Horses in the Sky was inspired by a song of the same name by a Canadian alt-rock band called A Silver Mount Zion. The lyrics speak of a promise to “a broken lamb” to fetch her “horses in the sky” and include lines such as “violence brings more violence/And liars bring more lies.” Though it is an abstract work, Be’er has described Horses in the Sky as “bringing together dreams and a sense of impending apocalypse”. It features 16 dancers and a driving soundtrack including music by Björk, Tim Hecker, Elvis and Olafur Arnalds.