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?
Run time 75 minutes
In Gesprek Fri 2 December
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.
“Dance is an art form that leans on this law: movement is the most tangible expression of change. Starting from one’s breath and developing towards a dance sequence, your altered physical state is never static. Surrendering to this fluid state takes a lot of practice.
Changing your mind is also not a simple act. We traveled to India convinced our Eurocentric morals were enough to tell us the full story about humanity, and the ‘right’ way of living. Our partners in India gently changed our view of the world, from a critical, almost cynical view to a more companionate, softer, and humbler perspective. They shared with us their perspective on change and impermanence, and the beauty and fortune it entails.” - Guy Weizman
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 explore how our emotions determine our lives.
After the performance, come and think, listen and chat at In Gesprek. We invite several dancers from the performance to further explore the themes of Fortune and to exchange experiences. If you have any questions, this is the perfect time to ask them. In Gesprek is free of charge and starts shortly after the performance in one of our foyers, is conducted in Dutch and lasts about half an hour.
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, gitaar), Jochem Braat (toetsen,stem) Niels Meliefste (slagwerk, stem), Tarang Poddar (tabla, slagwerk, stem)
musical leader Pepe Garcia
musical dramaturgy Brendan Faegre
tracks and soundbites Assin Khan Langa, Dhyanjyoti Borah, INCEPTOR, Sawai Khan
set design Ascon de Nijs
costumes Maison the Faux
light design Maarten van Rossem
sound design Peter Zwart
dramaturgy Robbert van Heuven
dj afterparty Camel0