When love and all that is associated with it – the wonderful as well as the destructive – is scrutinised for 60 minutes, the audience at Dampfzentrale Bern knows: Sharon Eyal is back in town!

The internationally acclaimed Israeli dancer and choreographer and her company L-E-V have electrified us twice before with their performances. «Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart» concludes their trilogy about the serious and complicated issue of love. In Chapter 1, the dancers demonstrated how close love and obsession are sometimes intertwined, while Chapter 2 started where love has already broken into crumbs. Now, «Chapter 3» focuses on the processes of repair and coming to new arrangements. The last part of the trilogy also has the choreographer’s signature written all over it: Explosive dynamics combined with an overwhelming language of movement that appears to be beyond physical explanation.

2 Chapter 3 - Photo by Stefan Dotter for Dior_Beitragsbild

As with «OCD LOVE» and «LOVE Chapter 2», the music producer Gai Behar and the drummer Ori Lichtik add the live-recorded soundscape to the expressive choreographic images of the dancers. The performance is transformed into an almost intoxicating experience not least due to the intricate costumes that evoke a full-body tattoo aesthetic. They were designed by none other than one of the biggest names in the world of fashion, Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Credits
Creator: Sharon Eyal
Co-Creator: Gai Behar
Music: Ori Lichtik
Costumes: Maria Grazia Chiuri – Christian Dior Couture
Light Design: Alon Cohen
Dancers: Mariko Kakizaki, Guido Dutilh, Clyde Emmanuel Archer, Gon Biran, Keren Lurie Pardes, Daniel Norgren Jensen, Rebecca Hytting, Darren Devaney, Alice Godfrey
Rehearsal Manager: Tom Weinberger
Production Manager: Maya Manor
Tour Manager: Roy Bedarshi
Assistant Technical Director & Technician: Baruch Shpigelman
Touring Agent: Menno Plukker Theater Agent Inc.
CO PRODUCERS: Sadler’s Wells / Ruhrtriennale / Christian Dior Couture / Julidans / Montpellier Danse / Torinodanza Festival / Carolina Performing Arts / Bold Tendencies / Young Turks