The sensational contemporary dance company from Germany’s Staatstheater Mainz makes its Danse Danse debut with Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s Soul Chain. A high-energy work with hypnotic appeal.
Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, an artistic duo whose career path truly dazzles, are constantly exploring the notions of love and desire in works of visceral intensity that resonate deep within us. Soul Chain, created for tanzmainz and winner of Germany’s prestigious Der Faust award, is one of their most striking works. But don’t expect too much romance, Eyal warns! To the relentless techno beats of DJ Ori Lichtik, a chorus of 17 male and female dancers on demi-pointe “driven by an irrepressible, almost animal, but ultimately solitary desire to break out of themselves” vibrates and pulsates in perfect synergy. Meticulously assembled, this strange parade, with its minute and complex variations, culminates in a stunning crescendo, to the point of exhaustion. A tour de force.
Sharon Eyal was a performer, associate director and resident choreographer with the Batsheva Dance Company before becoming an independent choreographer in 2009.
Gai Behar is considered an influential figure in the world of live music and art and the nightlife scene in Tel-Aviv. As an event organizer for numerous nightclubs and curator of multidisciplinary art events, he specializes in experimental combinations of performance art, installation, and video with dance.
A Staatstheater Mainz production
Choreography Sharon Eyal.
Co-creator Gai Behar.
Costumes Rebecca Hytting.
Composition Ori Lichtik.
Stage and Lighting design Alon Cohen.
Assistant to the Choreographer Rebecca Hytting, Tom Weinberger.
Rehearsal Director Natalia Rodina.
Dancers Elisabeth Gareis, Daria Hlinkina, Shani Licht, Cassandra Martin, Nora Monsecour, Amber Pansters, Réka Rácz, Maasa Sakano. Zachary Chant, Paul Elie, Finn Lakeberg, Christian Leveque, Frederico Longo, Jaume Luque Parellada, Cornelius Mickel, Matti Tauru, Lin Van Kaam.
Director tanzmainz Honne Dohrmann.
Production Manager Lisa Besser.
Collaborator of Dance Directorate and Touring Manager Hannah Meyer-Scharenberg.
Assistant of Dance Directorate Julia Kraus.
Stage & Sound Set Up on Tour Luka Curk.
Light Set Up on Tour Dominik Hager.
Stage Manager on Tour Matthew Tusa.
World premiere October 28th, 2017.
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