Golden Days is the “concert in dance” by Johan Inger, composed of Rain Dogs and BLISS, connected by the short solo creation Birdland.
Golden Days presents two existing works of Johan Inger Rain Dogs and BLISS, connected by a new short solo creation, Birdland.
Rain Dogs and BLISS are two distinctive works, made years apart and are conceptually and choreographically far from each other, inviting the viewer to dive into two different worlds, though illustrating reoccurring themes in Johan Inger’s work: loss, change and the consequences thereof. The solo Birdland carries the thread between these two different periods of life, in a grit and a rebellious streak against changes in life.
The concept and what holds this evening together is of course the choice of music: Tom Waits, Patti Smith and Keith Jarrett. Through their music and their art, these artists have influenced and help change a whole generation.
We feel a certain sense of history/nostalgia, a place in the past that seemed (at least looking a it nowadays) simple and free.
As we grow older we often reflect on our journeys and I, for once, look back on my path with a true smile, when things were bright and carefree. Those were golden days! – Johan Inger
Choreography Johan Inger
Music Tom Waits, Patti Smith, Keith Jarrett
Set design Johan Inger
Costume design Johan Inger, Francesca Messori and Carolina Armenta
Lighting design Peter Lundin
Assistants to teh choreographer Patricia Vazquez Iruretagoyena and Yvan Dubreuil
Production Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
With the support of Città di Carpi
Duration 75’ – For the entire company
June 30th 2017, Sevilla (Spain), Festival Italica