On the Road, inspired by Jack Kerouac’s novel of the same title, is a multimedia dance piece that contemplates the upheaval of the 1960's and that generation's startling notions of social rebellion. The road trip is a metaphor of an improvised life and having no ties to anything. Author Kerouac was trying to hold onto his youth and fight the passage of time.
Virtuosic in form and versatile in style, Kerouac’s On the Road entwines the thrills of freedom, the sounds of jazz, and the perplexity of youthful American voices discovering their closeted and social selves. Gotheiner’s On the Road is a total celebration of individuality. Performed against the backdrop of Joshua Higgason's hypnotic video designs, On the Road is set to Jukka Rintamki's distinctive score. The video by Higgason was shot during a two-week road trip through the rust belt of America, in the spring of 2016, with four of ZviDance's dancers improvising movement along the way.
Choreography by Zvi Gotheiner in collaboration with the dancers
Music by Jukka Rintamki
Video by Josh Higgason
Performed by ZviDance
“Muscular and driving, without being unnecessarily frenetic or fussy. This is inspired, clear-eyed dance-making.” - The Hang Over Report
“Dances passed across the stage with changing characters, and in the kinesthetically appealing combination of intense vitality and casual manners.” - The New York Times