Soul Chain

Soul Chain

  • tanzmainz/ Sharon Eyal (Israel/ Deutschland )
07.November  19:30 - 20:30
Schauspielhaus / Große Bühne

    Inspired by strong emotions on the subject of love, SOUL CHAIN combines ballet and electro to create gripping contemporary dance. The 17 dancers become a swarm of energy in a mesmerizing choreography that won the Deutschen Theaterpreis 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 piece about love and longing, one should not expect too much romance. Rather, the movements are animalistic and pure. A steaming group moving in rhythmic unison with the utmost discipline. But the longer this unison lasts, the more time we spectators have to look for the differences. And our finding them is fully intentional. As the choreographer says, it is in this sameness that one sees just how different we all are. It is in this contrast between group and individual, that we see her declaration of love for the absolute uniqueness of each individual.

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

    Prior to the performance (7:00 pm), there will be an introduction to the piece with the director of tanzmainz, Honne Dohrmann. Please note the latest information on this at


    Section I
    30/15 euros

    Section II
    26/13 euros

    Section III
    22 / 11 euros

    Choreography Sharon Eyal Artistic advisor Gai Behar Costumes Rebecca Hytting Composition Ori Lichtik Lighting + Stage Alon Cohen Choreographic assistants Rebecca Hytting, Tom Weinberger Rehearsal and evening manager 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 Dance director’s assistant Hannah Meyer-Scharenberg Tour coordination Maria Eckert Lighting + stage technician / guest performance Luka Curk Lighting technician / guest performance Ulrich Schneider Stage manager / guest performance Matthew Tusa Photo Andreas Etter Production Staatstheater Mainz. Supported by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Tanz with means from the Federal Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs as well as  the ministries of culture and art of the German states.

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    Schauspielhaus / Große Bühne
    Bosestraße 1, 04109 Leipzig
    Tel. 0341-12 68 168

    Tel. 0341-12 68 168