tanzmainz - Soul Chain

  • Germany
  • Tanzmainz

    Soul Chain

    Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar
Length – 60 min Venue – Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
23 January 2024 - 20 h 00
24 January 2024 - 20 h 00
25 January 2024 - 20 h 00
26 January 2024 - 20 h 00
27 January 2024 - 20 h 00

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.


Tickets start at $48.00

Post-performance talk with the artists

    Wednesday January 24, 2024
    Friday January 26, 2024

  • Sharon Eyal

    Sharon Eyal

    Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva Dance Company between 1990-2008 and started choreographing within the company’s Batsheva Dancers Createproject framework. She served as Associate Artistic Director for Batsheva between 2003-2004, and as a House Choreographer for the company between 2005-2012. During her time with the company, she created 16 new works.

    In 2005 Eyal started to collaborate with G...

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  • Gai Behar

    Photo © Camilla Simonson.

    Gai Behar


    Born in Jerusalem in 1977, Gai Behar is considered an influential figure of Tel Aviv’s live music, art and nightlife scenes. From 1999 to 2005, he was an event planner for many notable nightclubs in Tel Aviv and a curator of multidisciplinary art events, such as the Man Without a Shirt series, and specialized in experimentation with performance art, installation, and video combined with dance.

    He also played in O...

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  • Tanzmainz

    Tanzmainz is the Staatstheater Mainz’s contemporary dance ensemble and has been directed by Honne Dohrmann since 2014. 21 dancers work side by side with a diverse production team to create three to five world premieres per season, which cultivates a creative process characterized by openness, mutual respect, and high motivation.

    Tanzmainz’s team strives to recognize and reflect complex social challenges in its works. Its...

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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, Cassandra Martin, Nora Monsecour, Amber Pansters, Maasa Sakano, Marija Slavec, Milena Wiese, Zachary Chant, Paul Elie, Finn Lakeberg, Christian Leveque, Federico Longo, Cornelius Mickel, Jaume Luque Parellada, Matti Tauru, Alberto Terribile.

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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