tanzmainz / Sharon Eyal

Soul Chain
Big Stage
28.09.2019 – 29.09.2019
Eine Gruppe von Tänzerinnen in hautfarbener, enger Kleidung.

The dancers on stage develop an almost supernatural intensity, while Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal wants to bring something profoundly human to the table. She herself talks about the great loneliness with which we stand in life and which we carry when we meet the love for life: “Sometimes, you cannot actually grasp these emotions with your eyes, yet you feel they’re there, under one’s skin. Essentially, it is about love, loving others, loving oneself, loving the space surrounding you, loving everything”, Sharon Eyal reveals about her work. The 17 Mainz ensemble dancers in “Soul Chain” make you feel what is otherwise hardly palpable.

Sharon Eyal is a globally celebrated choreographer with a distinctive signature: She develops her choreographies, teeming with precision and power, moving on the brink of complete exhaustion, in dialogue with composer Ori Lichtik’s techno beats. With “Soul Chain”, developed as a new creation for tanzmainz, she won the renowned “Faust” theatre award in 2018, following the grand success of “Plafona Now”, also produced with the tanzmainz ensemble.

She gained recognition as dancer and in-house choreographer of world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv before founding her company L-E-V, carrying within its name the Hebrew expression for “heart”, with Gai Behar in 2013. Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been collaborating since 2005, creating works that tear down borders between highbrow culture and rave in exhilarating ways.

Duration: 55 min.

Accompanying Programme
Sat 28.09.  discussion „It’s Your Turn!” afterwards
Sun 29.09. 17:00 physical introduction


Choreography: Sharon Eyal; Artistic Consultation: Gai Behar; Costumes: Rebecca Hytting; Composition: Ori Lichtik; Light, Stage: Alon Cohen; Choreographical Assistant: Rebecca Hytting, Tom Weinberger; Rehearsal and Performance Management: Andrea Svobodova; Dance: Madeline Harms, Daria Hlinkina, Bojana Mitrović, Nora Monsecour, Amber Pasters, Maasa Sakano, Marija Slavec, Milena Wiese; Justin Brown, Zachary Chant, Finn Lakeberg, Cornelius Mickel, Sándor Petrovics, Matti Tauru, Louis Thuriot, John Wannehag; Director tanzmainz: Honne Dohrmann; Artistic Management: Lisa Besser/Julia Danila; Assistant of the Director: Maria Eckert; Stage Design / Audio / Guest Performance: Luka Curk; Light /Guest Performance: Ulrich Schneider; Efficiency / Guest Performance: Matthew Tusa.

A production by tanzmainz / Staatstheater Mainz in cooperation with Sharon Eyal. The guest performance takes place in the framework of the series GROSS TANZEN, funded by the Kunststiftung NRW. Furthermore funded by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Tanz, the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, and the Kultur- und Kunstministerien der Länder.