CCN • Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin
Gustav Mahler's works have been fascinating choreographers for decades. Interpreted by the likes of John Neumeier or Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, the musical and poetic universe of the Lieder and Mahler’s symphonies engages all of the body's capacities. After "Dancing Bach in the 21st Century" in spring 2018, our two young artists are now boldly approaching another landmark of musical history. Harris Gkekas, a choreographer of Greek origin, presents "Oraison double," where he explores separation and loss as prerequisites of song. Shahar Binyamini, seasoned by his experience as part of the Batsheva Dance Company and his more recent work with scientists and dancers at the Weitzmann Institute near Tel Aviv, reveals a very original approach to Mahler. The two shows mark these two artists' debuts at the Opéra national du Rhin.