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The Second Detail | LIB | Half Life
Fri, 21. Feb 2020, 19:30

Choreographies by William Forsythe, Alexander Ekman and Sharon Eyal


Choreography by William Forsythe
Music by Thom Willems

William Forsythe's The Second Detail was first created in 1991, had its premiere with Staatsballett Berlin in 2006 and now returns to the repertory in a new version. This fast-paced work, one of Forsythe's earlier but most typical creations, has long since featured in the schedules of many classical companies worldwide. The Second Detail is an analytical reference to the geometry of classical dance, pushing the dancers to their limits of balance and flexibility. While mastering complex movements, they are compelled to perceive themselves consciously in several perspectives within space. Despite this intellectual approach, The Second Detail reaches the spectator in a direct and sensual way. This effect is also due the music: Thom Willems developed the electronic sounds especially for this choreography.

Choreography: William Forsythe
Music: Thom Willems
Stage and Light Design: William Forsythe
Costumes: Issey Miyake | Yumiko Takeshima
Staging: Noah Gelber | Amy Raymond


Piece by Alexander Ekman

Alexander Ekman is known for his fast-paced timing, witty humor and clever staging. He aims at creating works which the majority can connect to, exploring topics everybody can relate to, which both entertain and question the audience. Since 2006, he has devoted his time to creating choreographies all across the globe. For the first time his working with the Staatsballett Berlin, creating a new work for the company’s female Principal Dancers and one male dancer.

Choreography: Alexander Ekman
Music: N.N.
Stage and Light Design: Alexander Ekman
Costumes: Charlie Le Mindu
Light Execution: Irene Selka


Dance work by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar
Music by Ori Lichtik

Sharon Eyal is an Israeli choreographer and a figure in the contemporary dance scene. Her way of asking choreographically piercing questions and setting in motion uncomfortable situations forces her performers and audience to abandon usual patterns of thoughts and personal habits. Clearly influenced by the legendary Batsheva Dance Company, her creations challenge the performers, who are provoked physically and mentally to achieve individual expression. Together with Gai Behar she heads the L-E-V Dance Company based in Tel Aviv. Both developed Half life 2017 for the Royal Swedish Ballet Stockholm. The piece’s attraction derives in part from the music that was created under the direction of Ori Lichtik hand-in-hand with the choreographic process.

Choreography: Sharon Eyal
Co-Creation: Gai Behar
Music: Ori Lichtik
Costume and Make Up Design: Rebecca Hytting
Light Design: Alon Cohen
Assistant to the Choreographers: Rebecca Hytting

140 minutes incl. 2 breaks