- 11 oct – 14 nov 2019, Main Stage.
- Ohad Naharin
- Original music and musical advisor
- Karni Postel
- Arabic folk music arranged and performed by
- Habib Alla Jamal, Shama Khader
- Samuel Barber, Carlos d’Alessio, P. Stokes, P. Parsons
- Text (except for the dancers’ stories)
- Peter Handke
- Design, costume
- Zohar Shoef
- Costume design
- Rakefet Levy
- Lighting design
- Avi ”Bambi” Yona Bueno
- Frankie Lievaart
- GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
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Dance creation by Ohad Naharin & Roni Haver/Guy Weizman
Virus/Love will be an intense evening of dance. What is real? What’s pretend? And what does it even matter anyway?
Creation by Ohad Naharin
Video director Tommy Pascal / Video production, Bel Air Media
The starting point of "Naharin’s Virus” the text ”Publikumsbeschimpfung” (Offending the Audience) by the Austrian playwright Peter Handke. It's an aesthetic manifesto beautifully embedded in virtuosic dance and rich classical, Arabic and techno music. GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is the first dance company besides Batsheva (where Ohad Naharin was director 1990-2018) which has been allowed to perform the piece. This is the dance company’s third collaboration with Naharin. Previous collaborations were the acclaimed dance production Max and Decadance Gothenburg.
Several languages are spoken in "Naharin’s Virus". Some parts will have Swedish surtitles.
Creation by Roni Haver/Guy Weizman
Amazing lover, perfect parent, amusing friend and understanding soulmate. Sexy, too! Is that even possible? Can any one person be all of those things? Love is a portrait of love in the millennial generation, characterized by endless choices and a fear of missing out. It’s a frenzied pursuit of love as a cure for loneliness in a superficial world, where everything has a price. Roni Haver and Guy Weizman ("Director of the Year" in the Netherlands 2018) have previously danced with Ohad Naharin’s Batsheva Dance Company. Today, they run their dance company Club Guy & Roni, from which several of their dancers have been selected to participate in this performance with our company.
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All dance performances (except premieres and guest performances) begin with an introduction. These ordinary, verbal introductions give you interesting information about the creation, and start 1 hour before the performance. They last about 20 minutes and are held on the Small Stage.
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Physical introductions are held on selected dates (watch this space for dates and booking information). They start 1 hour and 15 minutes before the performance begins and last about 45 minutes. You will get the chance to see and try out movements with dancers from the company and other participants, who are as keen as you are to forge a physical connection with the work.
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