Gauthier Dance’s guest performance "MEGA ISRAEL"
"MEGA ISRAEL": Gauthier Dance announces their second Berlin guest performance loud and clear. The company’s director Eric Gauthier has chosen three (older) pieces of Israeli choreography, all featuring an explosive and physical style.
In Hofesh Shecher’s "Uprising”, seven men explore the virile side of dance. Uncertain in their longing for community, aggressive outbreaks of dominance emerge again and again in their movements – in the process, a duet turns from a duel to a tender embrace, other moments flow from poses of soldierly heroism to either atony or rigidity. Already in 2006, Shechter’s "Uprising” impressed with the speed of its dancers – and with the score that the choreographer, a professional drummer, composed himself.
With six female dancers, as in the premiere performance of 2009, Sharon Eyal has relaunched "Killer Pig” specifically for Gauthier Dance. With powerful pelvic thrusts or virtuoso tours en l’air, the female cast happily obliterates clichés of a ‘feminine’ dance. In the score, Eyal’s creative partner Gai Behar combines samples of Strawinsky’s "Sacre du printemps" with techno beats, as Eyal herself mixes club movements with classical dance material. "Killer Pigs" is a hybrid whose austere aesthetics in combination with perfectly synchronized formations not only fascinated Eric Gauthier – but which brought Sharon Eyal her international breakthrough.
And who was a possible influence on both styles? None other than Ohad Naharin, founder of the Batsheva Dance Company, of which Sharon Eyal was also a member. This might become evident in the third piece of the evening, Naharin’s "Minus 16" from 1999. (eph)
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