Untitled Black / Your Passio....

Two-piece dance programme by
Sharon Eyal / Gai Behar and Stijn Celis


Untitled Black

Dance performance by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar

Untitled Black by Sharon Eyal/Gai Behar is pure, multi-layered, emotional choreography. Through its atmospheric and futuristic movement, embedded in a structure of strong composition, it takes us into a fantastic parallel universe. Live music by DJ Ori Lichtik plays an important role. Untitled Black is created specifically for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and eight dancers from Batsheva Dance Company.

Sharon Eyal danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 until 2008 and began choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project. She served as Associate Artistic Director of Batsheva between 2003-2004, and House Choreographer between 2005-2012. In 2009 Eyal began creating works for other dance companies around the world. Eyal is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Ministry of Culture Award for young dance creators and the 2009 Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the dance category. In 2008, she was named a Chosen Artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation. Between 1999-2005 Gai Behar produced live music and underground artistic events, alongside techno raves. This underground line included a wandering sound system and raves in deserted buildings, basements and parking lots, in which live performances and installations by plastic artists took part. As of 2005 Gai has been collaborating with Sharon Eyal.

Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, koreografer
Sharon Eyal & Gai BeharCamilla Simonson
"… every moment holds a delight." GP
"I have seldom seen the dancers of The Göteborg Opera so inspired and with such presence." GT
"Top flight dancing." GP

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Untitled Black - Ensemble
Untitled Black - EnsembleUrban Jörén
Untitled Black - Janine Koertge, Roderick George, Rebecca Hytting
Untitled Black - Janine Koertge, Roderick George, Rebecca HyttingUrban Jörén
Untitled Black - Dan Langeborg, Gon Brian
Untitled Black - Dan Langeborg, Gon BrianUrban Jörén

Your Passion is Pure Joy to Me

Dance piece by Stijn Celis

Nick Caves’ music plays a central part in Your Passion is Pure Joy to Me. In the same way as the singer asks himself in his texts just how it is possible to live with painful memories, Stijn Celis has seven colourful dancers, moving with an obstinate expression, exploring the possibility of finding hope and consolation after traumatic experiences.

Words as impressionistic and intimate have been used to describe this choreography, created for The Göteborg Ballet.

"In our time there is probably no rock star that has grappled quite as much with the question of trust and consolation as the Australian singer and guitarist Nick Cave. His songs consistently revolve around the question of whether or not consolation is possible after one has lived through and survived the most diverse catastrophes, from the great worldwide ones to those that are highly personal and private.

With Nick Cave the question of faith is not so much a question of the existence of God. In his songs it is much more a matter of how one can live with one’s memories without being broken, of how, in spite of all the heavy memories, one is able to recreate and retrieve a belief in life."

/ Armin Kerber, dramaturgist for Stijn Celis Your Passion is Pure Joy to Me.

Stijn Celis
Stijn Celis
"More, more, Stijn Celis for the people of Gothenburg!" GT

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Your Passion Is Pure Joy To Me - May 2012, Jérôme Delbey, Chiaki Horita
Tilo Stengel
Your Passion Is Pure Joy To Me - May 2012, Moritz Ostruschnjak, Erik Johansson, Jérôme Delbey,  Chiaki Horita
Tilo Stengel
Your Passion Is Pure Joy To Me - May 2012, Moritz Ostruschnjak, Jérôme Delbey, Erik Johansson, Chiaki Horita
Tilo Stengel

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Untitled Black

Choreography and Set Design:
Sharon Eyal/Gai Behar
Light Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Costume Design: Maayan Goldman
Live DJ: Ori Lichtik

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
Dancers in residence

Your Passion is Pure Joy to Me

Choreography and Set Design Stijn Celis
Dramaturgy Armin Kerber
Music Pierre Boulez, Nick Cave, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Krysztof Penderecki.
Costume Design Catherine Voeffray
Lighting Design Erik Berglund
World Premiere 9 September 2009, Göteborg for The Göteborg Ballet
Length 30 minutes
Dancers 7

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