FORTUNE is an intercontinental, multidisciplinary work created by Club Guy & Roni, Navdhara India Dance Theatre, and Slagwerk Den Haag. It is the latest performance in the series The Human Odyssey, in which Club Guy & Roni work with international artistic partners to explore how our emotions determine our lives.
I worked on the team as a musical dramaturg, helping to develop and organize the music for maximum impact and cohesion. My ears were focused on the larger sonic structures, the musical relationships throughout the piece, and the web of possible musical meanings when viewed from different perspectives.
“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?
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 in nature.”
Choreography: Roni Haver, Guy Weizman, Ashley Lobo, and all dancers | Dancers: Adam Peterson, Camilo Chapela, Eliana Stragapede, Igor Podsiadly, Wilchaan Roy Cantu (Club Guy & Roni) / Chetan Solanki, Razul Gautam, Urvil Shah (Navdhara India Dance Theatre) | Music: Pepe Garcia, Brendan Faegre, Martijn Baaijens, Jochem Braat, Niels Meliefste, Tarang Poddar | Musicians: Martijn Baaijens [sarod, guitar], Jochem Braat [keys, voice], Niels Meliefste [percussion, voice], Tarang Poddar [tabla, percussion, voice] (Slagwerk Den Haag) | Musical leader: Pepe Garcia | Musical dramaturgy: Brendan Faegre | Tracks: Assin Khan Langa, Dhyanjyoti Borah, INCEPTOR, Sawai Khan | Set design: Ascon de Nijs | Costumes: MAISON the FAUX | Lighting design: Maarten van Rossem | Sound design: Peter Zwart | Dramaturgy: Robbert van Heuven
“The images are rock solid, the dance virtuosic”
– Leeuwarder Courant
“Outrageous costumes and ferocious dance eruptions – everything bounces back and forth between shock and roars of laughter”
– De Volkskrant
“Incredibly energetic dance, earthy and primal”
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