“A daring, consistent dance piece about the human condition. From the first to the last moment it makes impressive use of both the dance company and the stage” – Dagens Nyheter
“The dancers sculpt impressive precision from their characters” – Svenska Dagbladet
“An investigation of the interplay between humanity and the universe” – Borås Tidning
The Spanish choreographer Marina Mascarell creates ingenious dance performances with a fantastic attention to detail and strong social commitment. Her piece Mongrel, created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (2015) and hailed a great success by audiences and critics has been nominated for several awards. In Valley, Marina Mascarell takes on a timeless theme: life as a show.
The sophisticated scenography of architect Ludmila Rodrigues is here illustrated in the form of a gigantic origami of felted rugs. The highly atmospheric music, composed by electronic music producer Ben Frost, provides the audience with an enhanced experience of captivating mysticism.
The gently undulating choreography with indications of trauma and apocalypse is the result of 18 months of research. Marina Mascarell has studied how humans allow information technology to control and distract them to the point of memory change. We all tend to follow the manuscript of the masses and play our intended roles until life itself becomes a spectacle. Both for the onlookers and ourselves.
DIRECTOR Marina Mascarell
CHOREOGRAPHY Marina Mascarell, Nina Botkay, dansare/dancers
MUSIC Ben Frost
SET DESIGN Ludmila Rodrigues
COSTUME DESIGN Daphna Munz
LIGHTING DESIGN Mike Rijnierse
SOUND DESIGN Daniel Rejmer
DRAMATURGY Riikka Laakso
CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANT Nina Botkay
15 March 2019