Walking in the Night
Walking in the Night
Danish Dance Theatre. Choreography by Itzik Galili & Edhem Jesenkovic
The 9th – 20th of October 2012. DANSEhallerne at Carlsberg
Power, energy and direct appeal. Something to look forward to when the world-renowned Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili and the young and up-coming multi-talented Edhem Jesenkovic visit Danish Dance Theatre. An evening with 3 works that speak directly to the body and soul.
The Choreographer Itzik Galili
Itzik Galili is one of today’s most sought after choreographers and during his stay here with Danish Dance Theatre, he will be staging the works ‘Peeled’ and ‘Fragile’ on the company dancers. He has created works for some of the most important companies in the world such as Les Ballet de Monte Carlo, Batsheva Dance Company and Netherlands Dance Theatre II. Itzik Galili has been living in Holland since 1991.
We at Danish Dance Theatre are very proud to present Itzik Galili’s perfectly poetic choreography for the Danish audience. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a rare guest here in Denmark.
‘Peeled’ is a dynamic work originally created for 10 dancers, now performed by the company’s 12 dancers. The work describes our quest for self-esteem and has been created through improvisation and provocative manipulation by Itzik Galili. With typewriters as the soundscape and a breathtaking lighting design, the choreography creates an intense theatrical atmosphere that plays with space, existential scenarios and our perception.
Following patterns is human, to follow suit is militaristic, playing hopscotch is childish, measuring truths is scientific, counting memories is impossible, bending at the waist is unavoidable, trying to go unnoticed leads to being remembered. Itzik challenges the audience to listen to their own inner typewriters of interpretation and search for the eye’s blind spot – the unknown.
Itzik’s second work ‘Fragile’ is a powerful and gripping exploration of our strengths and fears. The choreography conveys a whole register of emotions – without overdramatizing; instead using a powerful and attentive energy.
The Choreographer Edhem Jesenkovic
The other half of the evening is choreographed by Bosnia-Herzegovinian, Edhem Jesenkovic, a former dancer from Danish Dance Theatre who is presently part of the ensemble of Carte Blanche in Norway. After 12 years of experience as a dancer, Edhem Jesenkovic is now back in Denmark as a choreographer with his World Premiere of ‘Dilemma of Obedience.’
As both choreographer and musician, Edhem works intensly with rhythm and musicality. He works in close collaboration with the dancers, developing choreography with an intricate body language by going in depth with each individual movement and examining the physical potential of the body.
Dilemma of Obedience
Edhem describes his choreography ‘Dilemma of Obedience’: ‘A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do, irrespective of the content of the act and without limitations of conscience, so long as they perceive that the command comes from a legitimate authority. If one looks at Stanley Milgrams well-known experiment an anonymous experimenter could successfully command adults to subdue a fifty-year-old man, and force on him painful electric shocks against his protests, one can only wonder what government, with its vastly greater authority and prestige, can command of its subjects."
’Peeled’ (17 min) + ’Fragile’ (10 min)
Choreography: Itzik Galili
Lighting Design: Yaron Abulafia.
Costume Design: Natasja Lansen.
Music: Peeled: Peeled by Percossa © J.W. van der Poll and N. van der Hoorn/Albersen Verhuur, The Hague
; Fragile: Sub Rosa by Gavin Bryars Scott Music/Gehrmans Musikförlag AB
Rehearsal assistant for Peeled: Helena Volkov
Rehearsal assistant for Fragile: Leonardo Centi
Dancers in Peeled: Ana Sendas, Arina Trostyanetskaya, Alessandro Sousa Pereira, Erik Nyberg, Emily Nicolaou, Fabio Liberti, Joel Fritzon, Luca Marazia, Maxim-Jo Beck McGosh, Milou Nuyens, Siri Wolthoorn, Stefanos Bizas.
Dancers in Fragile (Duet): Not yet announced
’Dilemma of Obedience’ (approx. 30 min)
Choreography: Edhem Jesenkovic.
Lighting Design: Jacob Bjerregaard.
Costume Design: Charlotte Østergaard
Music: Edhem Jesenkovic & Håvard Pedersen
Rehearsal assistent: Hilary Briggs
Extras: 8 stk (Not yet announced).
Dancers: Ana Sendas, Alessandro Sousa Pereira, Fabio Liberti, Luca Marazia, Maxim-Jo Beck McGosh, Milou Nuyens, Siri Wolthoorn, Stefanos Bizas, Erik Nyberg.
DANSEhallerne at Carlsberg
The 9th – 20th of October 2012
5:00 pm & 8:00 pm