FEDORA
Van Cleef & Arpels
Prize for Ballet
Winner 2020

LIGHT Bach dances (working title)

United Kingdom
Hofesh Shechter Company

LIGHT: Bach dances (working title) - Hofesh Shechter Company and Royal Danish Opera co-production

I have always been fascinated by death and the perspective it gives to our lives but here, now, facing real people facing death, I hope to stare into this dark abyss and feel at ease in a way that celebrates our existence.
Hofesh Shechter, Co-director and Choreographer

Presentation

Bach’s cantatas, Hofesh Shechter’s profoundly affecting choreography and audio testimony of people facing death come together in a moving, thought-provoking and life-affirming dance, music and theatre piece. Only by dancing in the abyss can we celebrate the LIGHT.

"The Jury of the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2020 chose the project of Hofesh Shechter and the Royal Danish Theatre, based on Bach, but treating the historic Bach in a contemporary way. It was an integrated project with singers, dancers, and the wonderful Danish baroque Orchestra and the Jury believed in the huge talent of Hofesh Shechter."
Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera Europa and Chair of the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2020 Jury

Video Presentation

Artistic Team

Hofesh Shechter

Hofesh Shechter

Co-Director and Choreographer

John Fulljames

John Fulljames

Co-Director

Lars Ulrik Mortensen

Lars Ulrik Mortensen

Conductor

Tom Scutt

Tom Scutt

Set and Costume Designer

Paule Constable

Paule Constable

Lighting Designer

Mary Bevan

Mary Bevan

Singer

Co-producing Partners

Royal Danish Opera

Royal Danish Opera

Denmark

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