Dance. Groundbreaking choreographers each mix gravity, irony and subtle humour in their own piece of dance art on the theme of alienation and identity.
Sharon Eyal is a dancer and choreographer from Israel with a unique voice: sensual, dramatic, precise and with a strong feeling for form and composition. For over 20 years she has worked as a dancer, assistant director and house choreographer for one of the world’s most accomplished dance companies, the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv. Since 2005, Eyal and Behar have created a number of critically acclaimed works that appeal to audiences. For example, one review described the work Bill from 2010 as “...not only a new, well choreographed dance production but also a milestone, the remarkable and wonderful creation of a gifted, mature choreographer.”
Eyal has with her a highly creative team that works on everything from opera and dance to the techno rave party. The theme of their creation Untitled Black is the individual and the crowd.
The husband-and-wife couple Guy Weizman and Roni Haver, who now live in the Netherlands, are both children of German and Moroccan immigrants in Israel. Using mystery, seduction and dynamics, they focus on contemporary issues with the aim of inspiring, confronting and moving the audience. Their recurrent theme is personal liberation, portrayed using an inventive, raw expression of movement.
Many immigrants share the feeling of being a stranger in their own home. People forced to leave their homeland and those close to them rarely call their new abode “home”. Generations later, this “home” can still remain elusive; it exists neither in the old world nor in the new. Mama I’m Coming Home, created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, is a work about social identity that asks questions about the past and about belonging.
It will be a thought-provoking evening, where the choreographers explore alienation and identity from some very different angles using a combination of gravity, irony and subtle humour.
"It is yearningly handsome – difficult to have enough of it." Göteborgs-Tidningen
"… every moment holds a delight." Göteborgs-Posten
"… flows right into the circulatory system of the audience." Göteborgs-Tidningen
"…an evening of surprises, you feel totally uplifted." Svenska Dagbladet
"Top flight dancing." Göteborgs-Posten
"…energetic choreography." Dagens Nyheter
"A parade of dance involving performance art and variety show." Dagens Nyheter