Black Fairytale

Concept & Choreography: Oded Graf & Yossi Berg
Creating Performers: Siri Wolthoorn, Soren Linding Urup, Pierre Enaux, Robert Logrell, Anne Nyboe, Oded Graf and Yossi Berg
Dramaturgy: Hillel Kogan Artistic Consultant: Itai Shtern & Julia Giertz Costumes: Mona Moller Schmid
Lighting Design: Antonio Rodriques Andersen
Music: Markus Pesonen, Angelo Badalamenti, Gerard Grisey, Danny Elfman, PJ Harvey, Maurice Ravel

Co-production: Yossi Berg & Oded Graf; Dansehallerne & Bora Bora Theaters. With the support of the Danish Arts Council, the Israeli Ministry of Culture & Foreign Affairs, the Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts, Copenhagen Performing Arts Committee, the Augustinus Fonden, the Wilhelm Hansen Fonden.

Black Fairytale asks: Who are we, where are we heading, and what do we dream about? In this manifesto for utopia, seven dancers navigate the balance between fragments of reality and the wonderland they create. Surrounded by marching soldiers, religious and political leaders, and searching individuals, the performers explore a scary yet beautiful world that nourishes love and hope.

Black Fairytale offers a roller coaster ride between harsh and ecstatic moments, war and love, and dreams and illusions. Its onstage world is seductive, grotesque, dynamic, dramatic, and musical.

From the press:

“An attentive, intense, physical and thought-provoking show…a performance with simple effects and fantastic sound gives great power and gets the audience to sit with the feeling that we should continue to fight for peace and love, and maintain the belief that love conquers all”
Johannes Krarup Nordentoft, Out and About

“The tale, with its contrasts and shapes, is the setting for this fine and fanciful imagination that entertains while it is a very accurate portrait of our times, where vulnerable people crave for peace and love… A lot of humorous scenes amid the darkness and perhaps infinite current political theme about the Middle East. The recognizable quest for mutual tenderness is so beautiful that it leaves a hope” Iben Maria Hammer, Terpsichore

“Yossi and Oded created an international, exciting platform by a more physical and challenging dance style than usually seen…The dancers are singing in and stand as a group, building up to one long and still more desperate quest for love, the message is meaningful. It is as cries for change, and the premiere was inadvertently to linked to the Sunday Text in the churches where stated that a hope no longer can be called a hope when it has come true” Knud Cornelius, Nordsjaelland

Tech: 7 dancers Duration: 65 min Premiere: 2012

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