Venus Venus from "Shutdown" / photo: Marlies Kross
The dance evening "Venus" comprises 3 short pieces choreographed by 4 artists: "Venus" brings a breath of fresh air with exotic new fragrances from far away: the three-part dance evening in which Adi Salant, Mami Kawabata, Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof present three creations from dance cultures that are surprisingly different from the German dance theater tradition with which we are familiar. These three dance pieces delight us with completely unfamiliar body images and movement compositions, with different ways of dealing with sound and stage space, and with the personal signatures and movement languages of our guest choreographers, the "palate of our eyes".

Adi Salant, for 17 years the world renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin's right hand at Batsheva Dance Company, brings her own personal expression to the unique and fascinating understanding of body and movement that has made this ensemble captivating and distinctive in the world of dance.

Noa Zuk, also a long-time member of the same dance company, and her lifelong partner Ohad Fishof, whose arrival in the dance world unusually has its roots in the alternative Israeli rock music scene, work together in a unique symbiosis of musical and physical composition.

And last but not least, Mami Kawabata, a long-time member of our dance company at the GHT, brings us a touch of Far Eastern contemplation of all things from our own city in a tribute to Görlitz through dance and body imagery.
artistic direction "Venus": Marko E. Wei­gert, Dan Pelleg
choreo­graphy: Noa Zuk, Ohad Fishof, Mami Kawa­bata, Adi Salant
dancers (pre­miere cast): Amit Bard (Preis­man), Naomi Gibson Alina Jaggi, Meng-Ting Liu, Alma Michold, Nata­lie Wagner, Jeremy Detscher, Carlos Pérez Gon­zález, Patrick de Haan, Alexandre May, Dan Pelleg , Marko E. Wei­gert
light design: Marko E. Wei­gert, Ohad Fishof, Mami Kawa­bata, Adi Salant
stage set and costume design: Britta Bremer
rehearsal direction: Dan Pelleg
duration: ca. 100 min. inclu­ding a break
premiere: 19th May 2018, Görlitz / GHT Görlitz Zittau
music: Ohad Fishof, Ishai Adar, Steve Reich, Nena, Somei Satoh, Edith Piaf, Oren Ambarchi, Robin Fox, Andy Scott, UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde, Max Richter, Moritz Bard (sound design for "Steady Space")
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