7.-9.7.2020 | Darmstadt
The Breach (working title) delves into escaping the boundaries we construct around ourselves. In creating self-made limitations, we crystalize our thoughts but remove the unfathomed options that lie beyond our perception. In exchange for sanity, our world is narrowed. The Breach is a vociferation for more; a desire for the illogical, unexplained, and other-worldly. Intended in its final form as a film, The Breach focuses its research on physical limitations of space, multiplicity through a single body, and the balance of choreographic language to cinematic aesthetic.
Born in Tokyo, Max Levy completed his training at the prestigious San Francisco Ballet, under the direction of Jean-Yves Esquerre. As a dancer, he was engaged with American Repertory Ballet and Charlotte Ballet, and as a soloist with Staatsballett Nürnberg, under direction of Goyo Montero. He has danced numerous roles by prominent choreographers including Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Christian Spuck, Cayetano Soto, Goyo Montero, and Jeroen Verbruggen, among others. He was selected in 2015 as “Most Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer” by Dance Europe.
His choreography has been performed in evenings with the Staatsballett Nürnberg,Performing Arts Festival Berlin, the Freier Tanz im Delta Festival in Mannheim, as well as withdancers of Staatsballett Berlin. He was selected for the inaugural ChoreoLab – Made in UlmResidency in 2019, and his works have been finalists at the32nd International ChoreographyCompetition Hannover, Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition,SOLOCOREOGRAFICO,andGdansk Dance Festival. His full-evening work Meditations openedto sold-out evenings at ACUD Theater in Berlin. He now works as an international freelance dancerand choreographer based in Germany, bringing a meditative approach to athletic, movement-drivenworks in a world of detached fantasy