A desperate mermaid, women galloping in slow motion, silly songs and Spanish rhythms by Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf, a master of combining the outlandish with the serious. In his first work for Danish Dance Theatre, we meet several wacky characters in a collage of satirical vignettes, drawn from the artist’s wish to create the ultimate and perfect show. It is not always easy.
CHOREOGRAPHY Roy Assaf
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATES Ariel Freedman, Avshalom Latucha
DANCERS AND CO-CREATORS Danish Dance Theatre’s dancers
LIGHT DESIGN Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
SET DESIGN Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm & Roy Assaf
COSTUME DESIGN Maria Ipsen & Roy Assaf
MUSIC PRODUCTION, EDITING & SOUND DESIGN Mikkel Larsen, LAK Studios
MUSIC Mikkel Larsen, LAK Studios, Danish folk songs, “Tamechom” by Kristin Bjerkestrand
WORDS Roy Assaf, Jessica Anne Lyall, Ariel Freedman.
TEXTUAL INSPIRATION Ohad Zehavi, “An Invitation to Perform”, Bezalel Journal of Visual and Material Culture 1 (2014) Text for “Joe the Mermaid: Emilie Leriche, Lucas Threefoot, Lukas Hartvig-Møller, Edward Pearce, Jessica Anne Lyall, Roy Assaf
FILM TEASER & TRAILER Omid Zarei