SU 14.09.2014, 7.00 PM

The Open Square

Choreography by Itzik Galili
Music by Percossa


Itzik Galili is one of the most active choreographers of his generation. In 2012, following his choreography "The Sofa", which had delighted the Staatsballett dancers as well as the Berlin audience, Israel-born Galili created his first full length piece for the Staatsballett Berlin: "The Open Square".

The musical base of “The Open Square” are soundscapes created by the Dutch group Percossa, which are to be conquered by the percussionists of the orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin every night. In the orchestra pit, full body contact is needed as the score makes the body an additional instrument. The forceful percussion compositions accompany a multi-facetted evening, which tackles the question of human manipulability. But with Galilis’s stylistically independent and sometimes even unorthodox approach a unique choreography was devised, which at times is touchingly poetic, then again hilariously funny, but always surprising.

  • Musical Direction: Alexander Vitlin
  • Choreography and Production: Itzik Galili
  • Light Design: Yaron Abulafia
  • Costumes: Nastasja Lansen
  • Dancing: Solisten und Corps de ballet des Staatsballetts Berlin
  • Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

Learn more: There is a free introduction in German for the audience at the performance venue 45 minutes before each performance, except opening nights, guest performances, and special events. It is prepared and moderated by students of the Free University Berlin as part of the Ballet University program.

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