Soul Chain
55 minutes
World premiere
28th of October 2017
Staatstheater Mainz, Germany
Sharon Eyal
Gai Behar
Rebecca Hytting
Ori Lichtik
Stage and Light design:
Alon Cohen
Assistant to Choreographer:
Rebecca Hytting, Tom Weinberger
Rehearsal Director:
Andrea Svobodova
Cristel de Frankrijker, Madeline Harms, Daria Hlinkina, Bojana Mitrović, Nora Monsecour, Amber Pansters, Maasa Sakano, Marija Slavec, Milena Wiese; Zachary Chant, Finn Lakeberg, Cornelius Mickel, Sándor Petrovics, Matti Tauru, Louis Thuriot, John Wannehag
Director TanzMainz:
Honne Dohrmann
Production Manager:
Lisa Besser
Assistant of Dance Directorate:
Hannah Meyer-Scharenberg
Touring Manager:
Maria Eckert
Set up Stage&Sound on Tour:
Luka Curk
Set up Light on Tour:
Ulrich Schneider, Frederik Wollek
Stage Manager on Tour:
Matthew Tusa

Inspired by strong emotions about love, Soul Chain combines ballet and electro to an exciting contemporary dance performance. The ensemble becomes a swarm full of energy in an extremely challenging choreography that won the German Theatre Prize DER FAUST in 2018. Even though Sharon says Soul Chain is a play about love and longing, you should not expect too much romance. Rather, the movements are animalistic and pure, a steaming group that moves with the highest discipline in rhythmic unison. The longer a unisono lasts, the more time we have to search for the differences as public and can find the dancers in full intention. As the choreographer says, one can see from the same thing how different we are. So here, in the contrast between the group and the individual, she expresses her love for the absolute uniqueness of each individual.

The Choreographer
about Soul Chain

We find a big loneliness in us confronted with the love of life, this huge passion, which is not always present in our feelings.

We have to accept this loneliness of us all. Everyone is living their own life and is ending it alone. There are big emotions within the bodies. I believe, it doesn´t need a story, much more its priority shows the actual expression through the bodies and muscles.

Soul Chain represents a creation about desire. You see the pain, the sweat, how the inner being is trying to find its way to the outside. This power is growing more and more while the bodies are slowly getting tired.

For me it´s all about the humans, who are standing here. How they look at you, how you look to them, how they look at each other. Sometimes it´s impossible to see the emotion through your eyes, but you know they are there you feel them under your skin.

Basically it`s all about love, about the love to the others, to yourself, to the space which surrounds you, love to everything. Love is like tissue. I don´t plan any scene, much more I feel what is right in this moment very intuitive, almost like an animal.

«After 55 minutes it is all over but not yet finished. The piece continues to echo on stage and in the minds of the audience. Their response: cries of joy and standing ovations».
tanznetz.de, Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel
«Sublimely terrifying»
Die deutsche Bühne online, Melanie Suchy
Schedule and tickets
September 21Helikon-Opera
September 22Helikon-Opera
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