The second opus of her cycle after OCD Love, Love Chapter 2 shows Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar starting their world again to question modern solitude and its corollary, the lack of connection. A sensitive and inhabited choreography.
“If OCD Love was dark, this will be even darker. And if this new creation were to be immersed in the water of OCD Love, this water would be even blacker”, sums up Sharon Eyal. Bringing together between 5 to 7 dancers on set, the choreographer (still in tandem with Gai Behar) has nevertheless chosen unisex light-coloured costumes, a gesture bringing together men and women. Turmoil appears with the strong rhythm of her faithful collaborator Ori Lichtik. There are obvious references taken from the world of nightclubs, a remarkable work with arms that cut through the space or ensembles in perfect lines. Love Chapter 2 is striking by the humanity that unites the performers, a real dance community. They have this incredible ability of going from a gesture folded back on itself to movements that are larger than nature. The exploit is not a small one. In Hebrew, “heart” is said “lev”. L.E.V is also the name of the company founded in 2013 by Sharon Eyal and Gai Becher. Under our gaze, this valiant heart becomes body and written form.
CHOREOGRAPHY Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar
MUSIC Ori Lichtik
LIGHTS Alon Cohen
COSTUMES Odelia Arnold, Rebecca Hytting, Gon Biran
WITH Gon Biran, Darren Devaney, Rebecca Hytting, Mariko Kakizaki, Daniel Norgren-Jensen, Keren Lurie Pardes
CO-PRODUCTION WINNER OF THE FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS PRIZE FOR BALLET / MONTPELLIER DANSE / SADLER’S WELLS / JULIDANS / THEATER FREIBURG / STEPS – DANCE FESTIVAL / ROMAEUROPA/ CHAILLOT–THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CULTURAL SERVICES OF THE ISRAEL EMBASSY IN FRANCE