8 dec20:00 - 21:15TR25 Schouwburg, RotterdamGrote zaal
How do you find meaning when nothing lasts forever? Where do you seek happiness when being happy is “just the way you feel” at any given moment? How do you live in the here and now when the next challenge lies just around the corner?
The universal law of change is that nothing stays the same. Our neatly asphalted roads, beautiful houses, accumulated possessions, love, suffering, all are finite. Frightening though it might seem, perhaps it’s this impermanence that makes life so amazing. The dance performance Fortune is the result of a fascination with this impermanence that is inherent of nature.
In Fortune the choreographers Roni Haver, Guy Weizman, Ashley Lobo, the dancers and the musicians each in their own way go in search of the meaning of the wonderful gift of life. The result is a dance performance that travels through India like a road movie, illustrating the wonder of life with a chain of images, impressions, and moments.
The music in Fortune is inspired by the rich colours of India. The percussionists of Slagwerk Den Haag play Indian instruments such as the sarod and tabla, and an open call was held inviting Indian composers to send in their work. The music for the performance is composed using these tracks and soundbites from Dharavi, one of Mumbai’s biggest slums.
After Happiness, Phobia, Freiheit, LOVE, and Freedom, Fortune is the next performance in the series The human odyssey, in which Club Guy & Ronnie works with international artistic partners to examine how our emotions determine our lives.
The choreography is a joint project by Roni Haver, Guy Weizman, Ashley Lobo, and all of the dancers
Club Guy & Roni Adam Peterson, Camilo Chapela, Eliana Stragapede, Igor Podsiadly, Wilchaan Roy Cantu
Navdhara India Dance Theatre Chetan Solanki, Razul Gautam, Urvil Shah,
The music in the performance was created through a collaboration between Pepe Garcia, Brendan Faegre, Martijn Baaijens, Jochem Braat, Niels Meliefste, Tarang Poddar
Slagwerk Den Haag Martijn Baaijens ( sarod, guitar), Jochem Braat ( keys, voice) Niels Meliefste ( percussion, voice), Tarang Poddar (tabla, percussion, voice) Musical leader Pépé Garcia Tracks and soundbites Assin Khan Langa, Dhyanjyoti Borah, INCEPTOR, Sawai Khan Set design Ascon de Nijs Costumes MAISON the FAUX Lighting design Maarten van Rossem Sound design Peter Zwart Dramaturgy Robbert van Heuven