In an iconic library designed by the visual artist Hans Op de Beeck, life is lived as if nothing will ever change. Self-centeredness and a clumsy search for acknowledgement thrive in pursuit of inner peace. The monochrome grey library is a counterweight to the trivia of everyday life. It is indifferent and unyielding – stoic. Live music on stage; Arabic vocals, Congolese music and Japanese percussion are woven together by composer Felix Buxton.
Stoic is the final part of a trilogy created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, in which the choreographer departs from his usual spiritual or religious topics and focuses more on science, philosophy and sociology: Noetic, Icon and Stoic. With these three creations, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani has toured internationally to sold-out arenas.
Recording from 2018/2019.
CHOREOGRAPHY, COMPOSITION Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN Hans Op de Beeck
MUSICAL DIRECTION, COMPOSITION Felix Buxton
LIGHTING DESIGN David Stokholm
CHOREOGRPHER`S ASSISTANT Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern
MUSIC WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY
VOCALS, GUITAR Kaspy N’dia
VOCALS, PERCUSSION Mohammed El Arabi-Serghini
VIOLIN, VIOLA, SOUND EFFECTS Samy Bishai
PIANO, GUITAR, PERCUSSION Gabriele Miracle
PIANO, KOTO, DRUMS Tsubasa Hori
Frida Dam Seidel
Danielle de Vries
Joseba Yerro Izaguirre
DACERS FROM EASTMAN
Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern