Creation by Ohad Naharin
"With this performance, the company consolidates its status as one of the world's foremost interpreters of Naharin."— Aftonbladet
The starting point of ”Naharin’s Virus” is the text ”Publikumsbeschimpfung” (Offending the Audience) by the winner of 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature; 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.
“Ohad Naharin’s work is multifaceted, never unequivocal. ‘Naharin’s Virus’ creates a vacuum and injects movement.”— Katrín Hall, Artistic Director Dance
Images from the performance of Naharin’s Virus
Choreography and set design – Ohad Naharin
Suit design – Zohar Shoef
Costume design – Rakefet Levi
Lighting design – Avi Yona Bueno “Bambi”
Sound design – Frankie Lievaart
Assistant choreographer – Michal Sayfan
World premiere 19 March 2001 with the Batsheva Dance Company.
Premiere at the Göteborg Opera, 11 October 2019.
Dancers - 17
Length – 65 minutes
Original music and musical advisor – Karni Postel
Arabic folk music arranged and performed by – Habib Alla Jamal, Shama Khader
Recorded music - Samuel Barber, Carlos d’Alessio, P. Stokes, P. Parsons
Text (except for the dancers’ stories) - Peter Handke
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