Bear-Girl King

Choreography, Costumes, and Lighting:
Yossi Berg and Oded Graf
Creating Performers: Brea Cali, Elisabetta Lauro, Sofia Pintzou, Leyla Postalcioglu, Llillian Stillwell, Benjamin Block, Cesar Augusto Torres, Sho Ikushima, Farley Isaac Johansson, Ryan Mason, Michele Meloni
Music: J.S. Bach, Tobias Herzz, Petula Clark
Set & costumes: Carol Bailey Dramaturgy: Torsten Tebul
Lighting Design: Oskar Bosman

Staatstheater Kassel, Germany

Bear-Girl King is a piece for 11 dancers commissioned by the Opera House of Kassel, Germany 2010.

The piece is inspired by fairytales and deals with the unavoidable gap between them and reality. The city of Kassel was the homeland of the Grimm brothers, who were renowned for their writings in the fairytale genre. Their stories served as the basis and the inspiration for the creation.

In the fairytales, themes like the definitions of good and evil are brought up. What is a bad character? What is a bad behavior? The work examines the gaps between realism and surrealism. Read in our time, fairytales raise questions about our existence in the modern world.

Tech: 11 dancers Duration: 30 min Premiere: 2010