“The courage with which the dance group brings together various disciplines into a comedic work with pit and rock ‘n roll is admirable and bursting with potential” Trouw
Guy Weizman and Roni Haver start their career as dancers in the Bat Sheva Ensemble in Tel Aviv. They then dance in different companies in Europe, including Ultima Vez in Brussels (Wim Vandekeybus) and Lanonima Imperial in Barcelona (Juan Carlos Garcia). In 1998 they are taken to Groningen by choreographer Itzik Galili. They dance for three years with his company Galili Dance and make their first choreographies.
They set up Club Guy & Roni in 2002 and from that time on they tour with full-length productions both at home and abroad. From home base Groningen they build a quirky repertoire, with performances that far exceed the genre ‘dance’. The Club wants to bring dancers and other artists from around the world together to create a melting pot of ideas.
Weizman and Haver are ‘choreographers in residence’ at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater from 2010 to 2014. Since the new theater season they have moved with the artistic staff from Oldenburg to the Staatstheater Mainz, with which a long-term relationship with the dance company tanzmainz is ushered in.
The choreography duo is also regularly invited by other companies for collaborative projects. Since 2011 they have been working together with the Moscow dance company Tsekh Contemporary Dance Center. Various co-productions have also been made in Tuscany and Belgrade, as well as Gothenburg Ballet (Sweden) and Carte Blanche (Norway). For 2015 a new co-production is planned with the Slovenian company EN-KNAP from Iztok Kovač.
In recent years, Club Guy & Roni has made a name with performances such as ‘Alpha Boys’ (nominated for the Swan 2011) and ‘L’Histoire du Soldat’ (in 2013 the Golden Mask Award in Russia). Recently the company won in two consecutive years a Swan – the Oscar of dance – for the performance ‘Midnight Rising’ (best dance production 2013) and for dancer Igor Podsiadly for his role in ‘Naked Lunch’ (best dance performance 2014).