EXIT - An evening of works by Batsheva alumni
"Most of the Day I’m Out" by Yossi Berg & Oded Graf
"This is one of the most impressive and exciting programs I have ever seen... A gem of creativity, daring and originality, with excellent execution" (Ruth Eshel, Ha’aretz)
Everyday gestures and vigorous movement are deconstructed and reconstructed into a duet in which two men conduct a dialogue. In their limited way, they communicate by means of rapid and sometimes violent hand movements. The mutual tension between them leads to the creation of original, surprising moments filled with humor.
Won first prize at the International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover, Germany and received the Israel Ministry of Culture Award. Performed throughout the U.S., France, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Switezerland, Spain and Israel, and was commissioned for International Dance Companies including the Tanztheater Osnabrück in Germany, the Introdans Company in Holland, Norrdans Company in Sweden, Company E – Washington, DC in the U.S, and TND Company in Spain. Watch trailer >>
Yossi Berg & Oded Graf: Since the beginning of their partnership in 2005 (after having incredibly successful individual careers including companies such as, Batsheva Dance Company, DV8 Physical Theatre, etc), this dynamic duo has built a reputation for creating supremely physical, provocative, and poignant dance works. Their company is touring extensively in the most prestigious festivals around the world (including Montpellier Danse, American Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater NYC, DansensHus Stockholm, SIDance South Korea, to name but a few); they create for opera houses and won numerous choreography awards. Yossi & Oded offer new ways of looking at dance and exploring performance. Yossi & Oded were Aerowaves artists; received Israel's Ministry of Culture Award for Outstanding Choreographers and in 2016 were awarded the Rosenblum Prize for Artistic Excellence in the Performing Arts.
Choreography and performance: Yossi Berg & Oded Graf | Music: Carlos Gardel | Co-production: Curtain Up Festival 2001, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv
"Kuntz" by Guy Shomroni and Yaniv Avraham
"and so it is...." by Adi Salant
Music: Damien Rice
q=♥ by Matan Daskal
q=♥ is a 20 m piece for a string quartet that would be adapted to 2 synth
players and 2 singers.
The four are connected to a device called “pulse sensor” that translates the speed of their hearts beat into 4 different LED light signals. Each musician follows someone else's corresponding LED light signal and plays in response to the rhythm of its pulse. There are always 4 concurrent tempo's-- the heart rates of the players. Playing at the tempo of someone else's heart beat invites instinctive listening and makes the musicians depend on one another.
Matan Daskal: Born in 1988 in Jerusalem, Israel. From 2006 - 2010 was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. Followed by working with Yasmeen Godder, Iris Erez, Bosman Nossan, Andrea Martini and more. Holds a BA in composition from the High Academy of Music and Dance, Esmuc Academy in Spain and the Rimon school. Composed music to several full evening dance pieces by Ella Rothschild, Axis dance company, Bobbi Jene Smith, Osnat Kelner and Tom Weinberger. His works has been presented by the Israel Museum and numerous festivals. Today, the conductor composer of Castle in Time Orchestra, guest creator in the High Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem and the artistic director of 'Electric Nature' music series at Almacen Gallery.
Synthesizer: Yonatan Daskal | Voice: Anna Lann and Chanan Ben Simon | Cello: Shani Bar | Lyrics: Bobbi Jene Smith | Composition: Matan Daskal
"Recorded Alienated Thoughts" by Bosmat Nosaan
"Recorded Alienated Thoughts" is a contemplation of my personal relationships and how my perspective on those closest to me changes with time. I let my body and movement reveal how my desire to be loved changes the image of my lover. How someone I lean on becomes a headrest, an object.
Bosmat Nossan: (Israel 1984) A dancer and a choreographer based in Tel Aviv. She performed for three years in Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company and for six years in Batsheva Dance Company. Currently she works as a choreographer, dancer, and rehearsal director on various projects in Israel and internationally, she is artistic director of Gaga Teachers Training, leads Gaga classes for Batsheva Dance Company and teaches workshops in Israel and abroad. In her own works she is investigating notions of the inhuman and imagery in science fiction.
Zachi Cohen: Artistic director of the dance school, teacher of modern dance and
performance, A graduate student of LL.M. Danced in K.C.D.C and worked as a Freelance dancer With many independent choreographers, created several solo pieces and duets. Explores the analogy between the language of movement in the legal language.
Choreographer: Bosmat Nossan | Dancers and co creators: Zachi Cohen and Bosmat Nossan | Music: Easily Led - Smog