MO 28.01.2019, 7.30 PM

Celis | Eyal

Choreographies by Stijn Celis as well as Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar

Ab 12 Jahren

Your Passion is Pure Joy to Me

Dance Work by Stijn Celis
Music by Pierre Boulez, Nick Cave, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Krzysztof Penderecki

Stijn Celis is one of the leading contemporary choreographers whose works have been enhancing ballet schedules throughout Europe. Your Passion is Pure Joy to Me was created in 2009 for the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. With this dance performance Stijn Celis and seven dancers trace the mood evoked by the songs of Nick Cave. His profound texts revolve around the perception of comfort and new confidence when painful memories or traumatic experiences have to be overcome. The intense analysis of Nick Cave’s texts is mirrored in the selection of other compositions by Pierre Boulez, Gonzalo Rubailcaba and Krzysztof Penderecki and forms the horizon in front of which the personal experience of the dancers condenses into an emotional dance event.

Half Life

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.


»So beautiful, so awful, so clear« (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

»Innovative and courageous« (taz)

»... an extravaganza, made for Berlin.« (Der Tagesspiegel)

Your Passion is Pure Joy to Me

  • Light Design: Erik Berglund
  • Costumes: Catharine Voeffray
  • Dramaturgy: Armin Kerber
  • Music: Pierre Boulez, Nick Cave, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Krzysztof Penderecki
  • Sets: Stijn Celis
  • Choreography: Stijn Celis

Half Life

  • 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

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.

To prepare the visit to the opera,  the participants are introduced to the plot as well as important characters, and rehearse short dance scenes.

Valid only in combination with a visit to a family performance.
Time: 5.30 pm
Location: Komische Oper Berlin
Price: 3 euros per person (for children up to 16 years old) | 5 euros for adults

Telephone: 030 34 384-166


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