Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien

Phobia

German premiere

A photo from the production "Phobia"
Photo © Aleš Fevžer

PRESS

“[…] In ‘Phobia’ the dance teams of Club Guy & Roni from the Netherlands and En-Knap from Slovenia paint a thrilling, chilling scenario to the gut-wrenchingly booming drumming of Slagwerk Den Haag. The dancers teem across the stage, vibrate or hop in spastic twinges – fear is everywhere. […] Guy Weizman and Roni Haver take all possible forms of fear and whip them cleverly into heightened panic. Structure is provided by the intermittent repetition of an assassination scene […]. Guy & Roni have created a well-timed evening of horror that is disturbingly wild, unruly, cathartic even – by capturing this fear in an artistic context, they help to overcome it. A powerful piece.”
www.tanznetz.de, 12 September 2015

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Regular guests at the festival, choreographer duo Guy Weizman and Roni Haver have built a reputation for neck-breaking, dynamic works. In 2015, they return to Hanover with eleven dancers and actors, three live musicians, and their brand new production. “Phobia” takes on one of the most archaic feelings known to humanity. How can we control our fear of the unknown and face others with openness? Drawing on various texts by international thinkers, “Phobia” is a fearless danced homage to reason and the courage that manages to overcome fear. The ensemble is made up of members of the choreographers’ own “Club” in Groningen and the Slovenian dance company EnKnapGroup. The musicians come from the Netherlands’ Ensemble Slagwerk Den Haag and set a driving rhythm that leaves few pauses for breath.

(approx. 90 Min.)

 

Watch a video clip from the production on youtube

 

 

cast & credits

Choreography: Guy Weizman and Roni Haver
Composition: Hugo Morales and Pepe Garcia
Musical leader: Fedor Teunisse
Text/Dramaturgy: Martijn de Rijk, Bas Heijne
Performers: Camilo Chapela, Angela Herenda de Kroo, Dunja Jocic, ‚Veerle van Overloop, Adam Peterson, Luke Thomas Dunne, Nik Rajšek, Ana Štefanec, Támas Tuza, Ida Hellsten, Bence Mezei
Musicians: Pepe Garcia, Niels Meliefste, Enric Monfort
Lighting: Wil Frikken
Sound: Martin J.A. Lambeek
Scenographic advisor: Ascon de Nijs
Costumes: Slavna Martinovic

Co-production: Club Guy & Roni in collaboration with EN-KNAP Productions and Slagwerk Den Haag.

With kind support of the Fonds Podiumkunsten NL.

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