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Homeland? 2014

Dance. Take this chance to experience last season's major dance success!

"It is breathtakingly good-looking, and difficult to get enough of." Göteborgs-Tidningen
"… every moment holds a delight." Göteborgs-Posten
"Top flight dancing." Göteborgs-Posten

"The future is already here." This is a remark from delighted critic after the world premiere of these creations last season. The word spread and the auditorium filled. 7,500 visitors managed to see Homeland?. Here's a new chance!

The challenges and temptations of a life in exile are explorede in Mama, I’m Coming Home. Rock songs are dressed up in unexpected oriental harmonies by a live band.

Live music also plays an important role in Untitled Black. Here DJ Ori Lichtik's music blends with the dancers' movements. It's lively, abstract and thoroughly musical. This is choreography for a young century: pared-down, intelligent while also being mystical and magical.

Mama, I'm Coming Home

Dance performance by Guy Weizman and Roni Haver

Mama, I’m Coming Home by Guy Weizman/Roni Haver confronts us through social reflection, humor and dynamic vocabulary. Raw and exciting in their approach, they explore the migrant body, soul and longing through a blend of dance, text, music and visuals. Live music performed on stage plays an important role. Mama, I’m Coming Home was created specifically for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

Guy Weizman & Roni Haver
Guy Weizman & Roni HaverRoelof Bos

Watch a video clip from
Mama, I'm Coming Home

“Mama, I’m Coming Home is a piece about social identity, questions about the past, about belonging. About heimweh … but to where? A life consumed by memories of the magical world you left behind. But what about taking the responsibility and maturity to accept the new reality? A life formed on the continuum between dream and reality, between west and east, between the location of the soul and the location of the body.”
Guy Weizman, choreographer

Guy Weizman and Roni Haver, the inventive duo behind Mama, I’m Coming Home, are Israeli choreographers based in the Netherlands. The recurring theme is personal liberation of the individual in different political and social contexts. The movement vocabulary is innovative and raw and the result is often an intriguing, seductive and dynamic. In 2002, they founded Club Guy & Roni.

An interview with choreographer Guy Weizman

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 & Gai Behar
Sharon Eyal & Gai BeharCamilla Simonson

Watch a video clip from Untitled Black

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.

An interview with choreographer Sharon Eyal


  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2013/2014
  • premiere: 6 Dec 2013
  • Last show: 19 Jan 2014
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including 1 interval.

Mama I'm Coming Home

Choreography   Guy Weizman / Roni Haver
Set Design   Ascon de Nijs
Costume Design   Slavna Martinovic
Light Design   Wil Frikken
Music   David Dramm
Song   Timo Nieminen
The music is performed live by   Henrik Cederblom, Per Svenner, Daniel Wejdin och Pär Öjerot
   Per Svenner
   Anna Altès
   Delphine Boutet
   Micol Mantini
   Satoko Takahashi
   Heather Telford
   Harumi Terayama
   Jenna Fakhoury
   Ingeborg Zackariassen
   Pascal Marty
   Maxime Lachaume
   Matthew Foley
   Andrzej Glosniak
   Nigel Campbell
   Isaac Spencer
   Moritz Ostruschnjak
   Ján Špoták
   David Wilde
   Erik Johansson

Untitled Black

Choreography and Set Design   Sharon Eyal
Choreography and Set Design   Gai Behar
Light Design   Avi ”Bambi” Yona Bueno
Costume Design   Maayan Goldman
Live Music   Ori Lichtik
Dancers   Delphine Boutet
   Chiaki Horita
   Mai Lisa Guinoo
   Janine Koertge
   Micol Mantini
   Maria Chiara Mezzadri
Harumi Terayama
   Danielle de Vries
   Jubal Battisti
   Jérôme Delbey
Matthew Foley
   Roderick George
   Fan Luo
   Lotem Regev
Isaac Spencer
David Wilde
Guest dancer 16/1, 19/1   Rebecca Hytting