Itzik Galili

Hikarizatto is a modern piece that will energize your spirit,” Hikarizatto is a visually stunning ballet that features rhythmic drumming and Galili’s trademark off-balance, hyper-kinetic movement.

  • World premiere by: the Stuttgart Ballet (Germany), April 8th 2004
  • Premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza: at Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid (Spain), May 27th 2018

Hikarizatto means “crowded light.” Lit from directly above, the dancers become anonymous creatures, united in some instinctive, close-packed way, like a school of fish or a flock of birds.
The Asian-flavoured Hikarizatto, the crowd favourite. Itzik Galili’s bold ensemble piece for 20 dancers fulfils the “extreme ballet” promise. Accompanied by thunderous taiko-style drumming as well as bells, cymbals and clacking sticks, the piece has the feel of a mysterious, timeless ritual.


  • Choreography:
    Itzik Galili
  • Music:
    Percossa (Original version)
  • Costume Design:
    Itzik Galili
  • Lighting Design:
    Itzik Galili
  • Assistant to the choreographer:
    Elisabeth Gibiat
  • Running time:
    18 minutes
  • Premiere cast CND:
    Ana Pérez-Nievas, YaeGee Park, Natalia Muñoz, Shani Peretz, Lucie Barthélémy, Leona Sivoš, Giada Rossi, Laura Pérez Hierro, Pauline Perraut, Sara Lorés, Anthony Pina, Esteban Berlanga, Yanier Gómez Noda, Cristian Lardiez, Jesse Inglis, Ion Agirretxe, Rodrigo Sanz, Álvaro Madrigal, Roberto Sánchez, Marcos Montes