Published 27 September 2012
The first dance première of the season is also a world première for two works created especially for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani: Untitled Black and Mama, I’m Coming Home. The two internationally celebrated choreography teams - Sharon Eyal/Gai Behar and Guy Weizman/Roni Haver – explore the theme of this dance season – Homeland and Risk Zones – with irony, glamour, seriousness and beauty from widely differing directions. The music is performed live by DJ Ori Lichtik, a four-piece band and Timo Nieminen.
Sharon Eyal, from Israel, is a dance artist with a much discussed, unique voice: sensual, dramatic, precise and with a strong sense of form and composition. For more than 20 years she has been part of one of the world's most prominent dance companies: Batsheva Dance Company, at which she was appointed house choreographer in 2005. She is collaborating with GöteborgOperans Danskompani as a freelance choreographer, along with her partner Gai Behar and a highly creative team who have worked on everything from opera and dance to techno-rave parties. The theme of their creation, Untitled Black, is the individual and the crowd. The music is arranged and played live by DJ Ori Lichtik – one of biggest names in electronic dance music in Israel. Costume design is by Mayaan Goldman, lighting by Avi Yona "Bambi" Bueno.
Mama I’m Coming Home
The inventive duo of Guy Weizman and Roni Haver, based in Holland, are known for creating exciting, raw dance creations which are also poetic and touching at the same time. In Mama, I’m Coming Home they explore and reflect areas such as personal experience, the immigrant's sense of being split between two worlds. Timo Nieminen contributes as an actor and singer. The music, which is made up of new compositions and familiar tunes in completely new arrangements and remixes, is by David Dramm and played live on stage by a four-piece band. The costumes have been designed by Slavna Martinovic, a successful designer and stylist based in Frankfurt. Lighting design is by Will Frikken and stage design by Ascon de Nijs.
The première performance will be celebrated with an After Dance Party in the foyer of The Göteborg Opera. The event which is being held for the third time has been a popular and much appreciated feature of the Gothenburg cultural and night-life scene. Admission is free and it is open to everyone over the age of 18. DJ Ori Lichtik, the band Maybe Canada and SeLest will be playing during the evening.
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