Choreographed by Sharon Eyal
The Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal has created a captivating piece about love, longing, and loneliness for the dance company tanzmainz. Inspired by strong emotions evoked by love, "Soul Chain" combines ballet and electric music to create gripping contemporary dance. The movements are pure, immediate, intense. The ensemble bursts with power, propelled forward by the techno-like beats of Israeli composer Ori Lichtik.
Even though Sharon Eyal suggests that "Soul Chain" is a piece about longing, one should not expect too much romanticism. Rather, the movement is animalistic, a group of bodies moves with utmost precision in rhythmic unison. But the longer this unity lasts, the more time we spectators have to look for small deviations. That we find them is intentional. The choreographer explains that in sameness, we recognize how different we all are.
Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She was a dancer with the Batsheva Dance Company - one of the most influential contemporary dance ensembles in the world. There she also gained her first experience as a choreographer. Later, she became associate artistic director and house choreographer of Batsheva. Together with her long-time partner Gai Behar, she founded her own company in 2013. "Soul Chain" was commissioned by tanzmainz. It is an electrifying production for which tanzmainz received the FAUST theater award in 2018. "Soul Chain" was also invited to the renowned festival Tanzplattform Deutschland in 2020.
Choreography: Sharon Eyal
Artistic advice: Gai Behar
Costumes: Rebecca Hytting
Composition: Ori Lichtik
Light, Staging: Alon Cohen
Choreographic Assistance: Rebecca Hytting
Rehearsal and evening play management: Natalia Rodina
With: Elisabeth Gareis, Daria Hlinkina, Cassandra Martin, Nora Monsecour, Amber Pansters, Maasa Sakano, Marija Slavec-Neeman, Milena Wiese; Zachary Chant, Paul Elie, Finn Lakeberg, Christian Leveque, Jaume Luque Parellada, Cornelius Mickel, Matti Tauru, Alberto Terribile, Federico Longo
Age rating: 14+
Language notice: without language
Photo: Andreas Etter