TWO LIONS AND A CASTLE - DK TOUR

TWO LIONS AND A CASTLE - DK TOUR

September 20 - March 14, 2022

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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 Theatrewe meet several wacky characters in a collage of satirical vignettesdrawn from the artist’s wish to create the ultimate and perfect show. It is not always easy.

 

Roy Assaf describes dance as a 'filter' to his own, internal world. His approach to his choreographic practice is intuitive. The work is created as an exchange between the dancers and himself. This method is built on mutual trust between the dancers and the choreographer and is crucial to the exchange of creative ideas.


Israel as a key to understanding

Roy Assaf’s works are grounded in the theatrical, with a distinct physical expression and sense of empathy. He is one of Israel's most sought-after choreographers with works created for companies including Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv and venues such as Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. His Israeli background is key to understanding him as a choreographer. Contemporary dance has flourished in Israel since the 1990s, with internationally renowned choreographers including OhadNaharin and ItzikGalili. Roy Assaf has followed soon after. In previous works, he has dealt with difficult topics such as political oppression, gender, war and discrimination, usually with a humorous twist.

 

Thank you for the generous support: William Demant Fonden & Beckett Fondens

 

Choreography: Roy Assaf 

Artistic Associates: Ariel Freedman, Avshalom Latucha

Dancers and Co-creators: Danish Dance Theatre's dancers

Set Design: Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm og Roy Assaf 
Ligh Design: Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm  
Costume Design: Maria Ipsen og Roy Assaf 

Music production, Editing & Sound Design: Mikkel Larsen, LAK Studios
Music: Mikkel Larsen, LAK Studios, Danish folk songs, "Tamechom" by Kristin Bjerkestrand
Text: Roy Assaf, Jessica Lyall, Ariel Freedman 

Textual inspiration: Ohad Zehavi, "An Invitation to Perform", Bezalel Journal of Visual and Material Culture 1 (2014) 
"Joe the mermaid" text: Emilie Leriche, Lucas Threefoot, Lukas Hartvig-Møller, Edward Pearce, Jessica Lyall, Roy Assaf 


 

 



 
Time & Place: 

20.09.21 - Næstved Teater

22.09.21 - Vordingbord Teater

23.09.21 - Roskilde Teater

28.09.21 - BaltoppenLIVE

29.09.21 - Kuturhus Trommen, Hørsholm

01.10.21 - Randers Teater

05.10.21 - Rønne Theater

07.10.21 - Slagelse Teater

08.11.21 - Det Musiske Hus, Frederikshavn

22.02.22 - Kolding Teater

23.02.22 - Sønderborg Teater

24.02.22 - Slesvighus, Germany

03.03.22 - Fredericia Teater

07.03.22 - Aalborg Teater

08.03.22 - Aalborg Teater

12.03.22 - Teater Momentum, Odense

13.03.22 - Teater Momentum, Odense

14.03.22 - Helsingør Teater

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