The Restlessness of Winged Creatures (2016)
The famous Israeli poet Yona Wallach (1944-1985) once wrote that Hebrew is a sex-maniac language, because it consists of strict grammar roles of female and male, in which no adjective, noun or verb can avoid being gendered. By using movement, we wish to dissolve the influences our mother tongue left in their bodies.
As a starting point, we use our physical similarities of body structure, alignment and articulation. Positioning two similar bodies of male and female on stage, creates confusion, multiplication and comparison. In that matter, we trigger the observers to gain a transformable perspective.
During a continual movement sequence, we create a dynamic space that is free of concrete forms, so we can play with gender stereotypes in order to let go of them and to be present as is, shameless. During the performance, we share and exchange our covered/exposed appearance and movement and spatial elements are travelling between us, so the spectator can see the score as two singular trajectories, or as two halves of one entity’s process.
Premiere: July 2016, 'Dance Arena' Festival, Mazia House, Jerusalem, Israel
Produced with the support of the Israel Lottery Council For Culture & Arts, ´Hazira - Alternative platform for innovative creation in Jerusalem, Rabinovich Tel-Aviv Foundation for the Arts, ‘Rotem’ - Menashe regional council center and Kibbutzim College Dance Faculty.
Choreographers & performers: Nir Vidan & Adi Shildan
Artistic Adviser: Sahar Azimi
Music: Tomer Damsky
Costumes: Hilla Shapira
Light design: Omer Sheizaf
Photography: Efrat Mazor
Camera: Daniel Pakes & Ofir Ben Shimon
Trailer: Eyal Davidovitch
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