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Homeland? 2013

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
Guy Weizman & Roni Haver
Guy Weizman & Roni HaverRoelof Bos
Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
Sharon Eyal & Gai BeharCamilla Simonson

Watch a movie clip from
Mama I'm Coming Home

Watch a movie clip from Untitled Black

Watch a video clip with Guy Weizman

Watch a video clip with Sharon Eyal

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  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2012/2013
  • premiere: 13 Oct 2012
  • Last show: 16 Nov 2012
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: 2 hours, including 1 interval.


Choreography   Guy Weizman / Roni Haver
Set design   Ascon de Nijs
Costume design   Slavna Martinovic
Light design   Wil Frikken
Music arrangement   David Dramm
Singer / Actor   Timo Nieminen
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
   Angelina Allen
   Anna Altès
   Delphine Boutet
   Matthew Foley
   Andrzej Glosniak
   Angela Herenda de Kroo
   Micol Mantini
   Toby Kassell
   Moritz Ostruschnjak
   Percevale Perks
   Satoko Takahashi
   Heather Telford
   Harumi Terayama
   David Wilde
Live band   Daniel Wejdin, Henrik Cederblom, Per Svenner och Pär Öjerot

Untitled Black

Choreography and set design    Sharon Eyal
Choreography and set design    Gai Behar
Costume design   Maayan Goldman
Light design   Avi Yona (Bambi) Bueno
Live music by   DJ Ori Lichtik
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
   Jubal Battisti
   Roderick George
   Chiaki Horita
   Janine Koertge
   Dan Langeborg
   Fan Luo
   Lotem Regev
   Danielle de Vries
International guests
   Olivia Ancona
   Gon Biran
   Rebecca Hytting
   Douglas Letheren
   Léo Lerus
   Bobbi Smith
   Tom Weinberger