Soul Chain

Soul Chain

  • tanzmainz / Sharon Eyal (Germany / Israel)
07.November  19:30 - 20:30
Schauspiel Leipzig / Große Bühne

    The tanzmainz guest performance of Sharon Eyal’s production SOUL CHAIN on November 7 has to be cancelled due to illness in the ensemble. A make-up date next year is being sought by tanzmainz and euro-scene Leipzig. Full details of ticket refunds can be found below or by calling 0341-21 716 48.

    Instead, we will show the excellent 3sat film by Andreas Morell SOUL CHAIN – SHARON EYAL UND DAS BALLETT DER BEATS on November 7, 7:30 p.m. in the Großes Haus of Schauspiel Leipzig. Afterwards, there will be a roundtable discussion on the big stage with the director of tanzmainz Honne Dohrmann, festival director Christian Watty, and the director of the film Andreas Morell.

    You will need the tickets you have already purchased for admission to the film.

    You will get your money back in any case (even after visiting the movie). To do this, send your tickets to the advance booking office where you purchased them. Attention! If you bought your tickets at the euro-scene Leipzig festival box office at the IntercityHotel Leipzig, send them to the euro-scene Leipzig office (Harkortstraße 10, 04107 Leipzig) by November 30, 2021, indicating your bank details. You will be refunded your money by the end of the year.

    Inspired by strong emotions around love, SOUL CHAIN combines ballet and electro to create gripping contemporary dance. The 17 dancers side become a swarm of energy in a mesmerizing choreography that won the German Theater Prize Der Faust in 2018 and was celebrated by the audience at the Tanzplattform Deutschland in Munich in 2020.

    Even though Sharon Eyal says that SOUL CHAIN is a play about love and longing, one should not expect too much romance. Rather, the movements are animalistic and pure. A steaming group that moves in rhythmic unison, in unison, with the utmost discipline. But the longer a unison lasts, the more time we spectators have to look for the differences. That we find them is fully intentional. Because in the same, says the choreographer, you see all the more how different we all are. And here, in the contrast between group and individual, is her declaration of love for the absolute uniqueness of each individual.

    Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. From 1990 to 2008 she was the outstanding dancer of the Israeli Batsheva Dance Company – one of the most influential contemporary ensembles worldwide. Together with her longtime partner Gai Behar, she founded her own company L-E-V in 2013. They also choreograph commissioned works all over the world, most recently for the Nederlands Dans Theater I, the Royal Swedish Ballet and regularly for tanzmainz, the contemporary dance ensemble of the Staatstheater Mainz.


    Before the performance (7:00 p.m.), there will be a piece introduction with the director of tanzmainz Honne Dohrmann in the Rangfoyer. Please see the latest information on this at


    Seat group I
    30 / 15 Euro

    Seat group II
    26 / 13 Euro

    Seat group III
    22 / 11 Euro

    Choreography Sharon Eyal Artistic advice Gai Behar Costumes Rebecca Hytting Composition Ori Lichtik Light + Stage Alon Cohen Choreographic assistance Rebecca Hytting, Tom Weinberger Rehearsal and evening play management Andrea Svobodova Dance Cristel de Frankrijker, Madeline Harms, Daria Hlinkina, Bojana Mitrović, Nora Monsecour, Amber Pansters, Maasa Sakano, Marija Slavec, Milena Wiese, Zachary Chant, Finn Lakeberg, Frederico Longo, Cornelius Mickel, Matti Tauru, Alberto Terribile, Louis Thuriot, John Wannehag Director tanzmainz Honne Dohrmann Artistic production management Lisa Besser Assistant dance director Hannah Meyer-Scharenberg Tour coordination Maria Eckert Setup stage & sound / guest performance Luka Curk Facility light / guest performance Ulrich Schneider Stage management / guest performance Matthew Tusa Photo Andreas Etter Production Staatstheater Mainz. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK Guest performance funding dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Federal States.

    Archive 2021

    31th Festival Year