photo: Soul Chain, Daria Hlinkina, Ensemble tanzmainz © Andreas Etter
A production of Staatstheater Mainz
Inspired by strong emotions about love, Soul Chain combines ballet and electronic music in an exciting contemporary dance performance. The ensemble becomes a swarm full of energy as part of an extremely challenging choreography that won the German Theatre Prize DER FAUST in 2018 and was invited to the renowned TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND in 2020.
Even though Eyal 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 moves with the highest discipline in rhythmic unison. The longer a unisono lasts, the more time we as a public have to search for the differences – to find the dancers’ intention. As the choreographer says, one can see from the same thing how different we are. Here, in the contrast between the group and the individual, Eyal expresses her love for the absolute uniqueness of each individual.