Sunday, 6/9/2024
at 8:00 PM

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Choreography: Akram Khan / Gustavo Ramírez Sansano / Ohad Naharin

The Spanish company IT Dansa, led by Catherine Allard, is one of the best emerging ensembles in Europe. With Akram Khan's Kaash and Ohad Naharin's Minus 16, the highly talented ensemble presents two groundbreaking pieces by world-renowned choreographers.

Kaash is a beautiful and fast-paced piece that wonderfully combines Indian and contemporary dance. With stomping strides, quick spins, and flowing skirts, the dancers conquer the space. Each finger, arm, and head movement creates mythological images, which are brought to the present through contemporary dance elements. An breathtaking dance ritual unfolds, capturing existential aspects of life in expressive movements.

Set to Franz Schubert's sensitive music, the second piece Lo que no se ve by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano tells the story of what remains unspoken in love, what makes relationships grow or fail. Amid constantly falling leaves, three couples search for commonalities - sometimes shy, sometimes curious, sometimes challenging. Observant gestures evolve into harmonious movements full of grace. Touches create closeness and familiarity, while rivalries, routines, and hidden truths lead to alienation and distance. In varied and sensual choreographies, the dancers create captivating images of the subtle emotional facets of human relationships.

Minus 16 is an inspiring declaration of love for dance. Set to lively Israeli and Latin American music, the dancers celebrate joy of life. It starts with a simple finger waggle, expressing a man's desire to move, before the rhythmic call captures his entire body, leading to a liberating solo that captivates the entire group and makes the stage vibrate with virtuosic footwork. As the dance frenzy breaks into an escalating La Ola wave, demanding the last shirt and lifting everyone out of their chairs, the program concludes after a wonderful ballet interlude with a rousing showtime finale that turns the evening into a celebration for every last audience member.

“A company that embodies pure sensuality and joy of play in every gesture, every step.” (DeWezet)

“Flamboyant. A magnificent ensemble rightfully greeted with standing ovations.” (Ouest France)

Doors open at 7:30 PM

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