Virus/Love

Swedish premiere/ World premiere 11 Oct 2019.
  • Dance
  • 11 oct14 nov 2019, Main Stage.
  • Ensemble

    Naharin’s virus

    Choreography
    Ohad Naharin
    Original music and musical advisor
    Karni Postel
    Arabic folk music arranged and performed by
    Habib Alla Jamal, Shama Khader
    Music
    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
    Ljuddesign
    Frankie Lievaart
    GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

    Love

    Choreography
    Guy Weizman / Roni Haver
    Composer
    Frank Wienk
    Set design
    Ascon de Nijs
    Costume design
    Joris Suk (Maison de Faux)
    Lighting design
    Wil Frikken
    Live music
    Slagwerk den Haag (Jonathan Bonny och Niels Meliefste)
    Dancers from Club Guy & Roni
    GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

Virus/Love

Contagious dance.

Dance creation by Ohad Naharin & Roni Haver/Guy Weizman

Several languages are spoken in Naharin’s Virus. Some parts will have Swedish surtitles.

Virus/Love will be an intense evening of dance. What is real? What’s pretend? And what does it even matter anyway?

Naharin’s Virus

Creation by Ohad Naharin

Trailer for Naharin’s Virus, as performed by Batsheva Dance Company in Chaillot, 2015.

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.

Love

Creation by Roni Haver/Guy Weizman

The second piece of the evening is titled Love. Wildly aesthetic and alive, it too has been inspired by Handke’s work. This time, the inspiration comes from his film with Wim Wender, The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, portraying various visions of love by men and women.

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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Introductions

Verbal introductions

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. 

Free admission, limited seating.

Physical introductions

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.

Free admission, but booking required.

8 performances

#GOvirus, #GOlove

Upcoming shows

October 2019

Fri 11/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Premiere
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Tue 15/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Pensioner discount
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 24/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 27/10
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Tue 29/10
19:00
Main Stage 
Pensioner discount
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

November 2019

Sat 2/11
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Sun 10/11
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am
Thu 14/11
19:00
Main Stage 
Last performance
Ticket release 23 April @ 10am

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