Commissioned by Jerusalem Ballet
Premiered in Israel 2013
Performed with multiple casts around Israel, toured to Russia in 2015 and 2017 with Jerusalem Ballet
The duet Tančící dům, commissioned by Jerusalem Ballet, tracks a man and a woman who differ in their energies. The female dancer has explosive and erratic energy, while the male dancer has a quieter, at times fatigued low energy. Together they find original ways to support each other (challenging the classical notion of mostly the male dancer supporting the female dancer). They discover a new kind of harmony in their couple hood, where mutual support, rather than a sign of weakness, generates an endless amount of flow.
The name of the work is taken from architect Frank Gehry‘s Tančící dům building in Prague, also nicknamed Fred and Ginger, after the couple Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
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Music: Johannes Brahms