Batsheva Hosts: AN HOUR WITH ALL-EATERS
“The piece defines, almost critically, the relations between nature and culture, civilization and primitiveness, body and word; it emphasizes the pains of the human body and all that is plastic and picturesque in it.” (Shir Hacham, Haaretz)
Created and Performed by: Shani Granot, Nevo Romano
Dramaturgy: Anna Wagner
Lighting Design: Jochen Haker, Elisabeth Strohmeier
Light Adaptation: Amir Castro
Funded by: Theater Freiburg, HaZira Performance Art Arena
Thanks to: Sharon Zuckerman-Weiser, Rani Lavie, Iris Lana, Mia Habib, Monica Gillette, Josef Mackert, Caroline Martin, Stefan Zahler
On a bare stage, two performers, two undressed all-eaters, are totally exposed. However, the work is deliberately keeping to a delicate balance between the visible and the hidden, the unequivocal and the ambivalent, the textual and the emotional. Furthermore, it stands mainly between a minimalistic visuality in comparison to the performative richness of the duo.
It is a primal dance that uses the tonal harmony of the body as raw material for a stream of unconventional scenes and segments, which are surprising and often funny. This creates a grid that inquires about the cultural within the body and the visceral within culture.
"An Hour with All-Eaters" can simulate a one-hour visit to an archaeological site. This archaeological site is physical, human and performative as well as real space. During the visit, the viewer can admire the smallest findings, while at the same time he finds himself in the middle of large ruins. Now he has to complete his own vision of this historical picture; what this place he now occupies used to be.
Shani Granot, born in Israel in 1978, joined Batsheva - the Young Ensemble in 1996. Between 1998 and 2002 she studied at P.A.R.T.S. Since 2003 she has worked in close collaboration with Cristian Duarte, Peter Fol, Keren Levi, Arkadi Zaides a.o. and created several pieces. In 2012 Shani created All-Eaters together with Nevo Romano, as part of Machol Hadash project by HaZira, Jerusalem. On November 2012 they were invited to Theater Freiburg (Germany) to continue developing the materials they worked on, and created "An Hour with All-Eaters" full evening show.
Nevo Romano, born in Kibbutz Mevo Chama in 1982, is a violinist, dancer and performance artist. Nevo studied violin in the Buchmann–Mehta School of Music, and graduated from the School of Visual Theater and the Adama Dance School, where he later taught technique and improvisation. Between 2008-2010, Nevo was dancing in Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal Dance Company. In 2011 Nevo created together with Nava Frenkel the solo “Walking Away” which he performs. In 2012 he created All-Eaters together with Shani Granot, as part of Machol Hadash project by HaZira. On November 2012 they were invited to Theater Freiburg (Germany) to continue developing the materials they worked on, and created "An Hour with All-Eaters" full evening show.