Premiere 2017: Kamea is proud to present Global superstar choreographer Nacho Duato in an evening shared with Tamir Ginz: Duato's master piece "Gnawa" & Ginz's poetic and mesmerizing new creation "Cleared for Love"
Gnawa – Israeli Premiere
Choreography: Nacho Duato
In 1992 in his home city of Valencia, Nacho Duato premiered Mediterrania, searching deeper into his roots and those of his forebears, and his sense of complicity with the Mediterranean Sea.
In Gnawa, the renowned choreographer has continued along the path he set out on with Mediterrania, seeking to transmit, through the medium of movement, the sensuality of the landscape, the true nature of its peoples. With a suggestive musical score replete with Spanish and North African sounds, Gnawa captivates its audience through its all-encompassing power and its sensual elegance, combining the spirituality and organic rhythm of the Mediterranean.
Music: Hassan Hakmoun/Adam Rudolph (Gift of the Gnawa, “Ma’Bud Allah”); Juan Alberto Arteche and Javier Paxariño (Finis Africae, “Carauari”); Rabih Abou-Khalil, Velez, Kusur y Sarkissian (Nafas, “Window”).
Costumes: Luis Devota and Modesto Lomba
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel (A.A.I.)
Premiere performance by the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, March 2005.
Premiered by the Compañía Nacional de Danza, Madrid, April 2007.
Cleared for Love – World Premiere
Choreography: Tamir Ginz
To give unconditionally… to feel beyond reason… to hold and not let go…
Tamir Ginz takes an intimate look at love from a mature point of view, craving the purity of the bond between two human beings.
Music: Hans Zimmer, Paul Anka, arvo Part, Max Richter.
Costumes: Tamir Ginz
Lighting: Shay Yehudai
“The West in the East…”
The work is very sensual, the movement curls, collides or winds like mountains, valleys, rivers and seas that make up the landscape of the region – from arid or rocky deserts to soft, caressing earth, sunsets or dawns. It has an interesting combination of modern Western dance movement against the background of Mediterranean, Arabic, or “Eastern” harmonies, with Sirtaki suddenly peeping, Debka coming and going, Flamenco winking.
All in all, a beautiful celebration is created, which since its first appearance in 2005 is considered one of Duato’s most important works.
Tzvi Goren, HaBama, 23.03.2017
“An Evening of Desire and Ritual…”
Duato’s wonderful choreographic talent is expressed in the creation of unexpected structures of groups, such as short flashes that leave a strong imprint: dancers assembled together like a mythological animal celebrating its mating call, or columns of dancers advancing in tribal stride or circles of bodies joined together in a disrupted movement, hinting the Debka. The dancers are excellent, and the energy of the dance is becoming them. I thought about how much this dance has to do with the energy of the place and how much it can be Israeli.
Ruth Eshel, Haaretz, 23.03.2017
“An Evening of Delighting Dance…”
There is no great sophistication in the construction of the composition, but beauty, almost simple, which stems from the rich movement language, the connection between the classical technique on the one hand and folk dances on the other, and above all a wonderful performance by the dancers which have obviously totally given in to the music.
Tal Levin, Achbar HaIr, 23.03.2017
“Nacho Duato: Gnawa by Kamea…”
It is no coincidence that Duato’s work is very popular and is in the repertoire of many good companies. It penetrates under the skin to reach a primeval place that opens to accept and contain its depths.
Ora Brofman, Dancetalk, 23.03.2017