Batsheva Hosts: Iron, Sheep, Property

By Michal Samama

Batsheva Hosts: Iron, Sheep, Property
Photo by Yair Meyuhas
  • Batsheva Hosts: Iron, Sheep, Property By Michal Samama
  • DurationApproximately 75 min. without intermission

“Iron, Sheep, Property” is a political performance and dance piece, touching on burning issues in an unusual way, at once deeply disturbing and strangely comforting. A weave of movement, images, text and songs, the piece is accompanied by a systematic reading out of the Abraham Even-Shoshan Dictionary (1998). The compulsive reading of the dictionary breaks apart the tension between language and culture, calling into question the deep rotted need for ownership over our bodies, language, home, land and country.

*”Iron, Sheep, Property” premiered at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art as part of the exhibition “Imagine a Museum (or: The Remembering Body)” curated by Ruth Direktor, and was created with the supported of: The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Choreographers Association and ‘Kelim’ Choreography Center.

Batsheva Hosts, under the artistic direction of Lior Avizoor and Hillel Kogan, is a platform showcasing works by independent Israeli artists from the fields of dance and performance.

Credits
  • Artistic Consultation

    Tal Yahas

  • Text and Vocal Consultation

    Hadas Pe'ery

  • Lighting consultation and Lighting-object design

    Ofer Laufer

  • Producer

    Michal Samama, Tut Maharam

  • Set Technician

    Alon Zagir

  • Camera

    Noa Simhayof Shahaf, Yair Mehyuhas, Keren Manor

  • Video Editing

    Oriana Weich

  • Thanks

    "Keter" Company, Meir Cohen, Kibbutzim College of Education, Arnon Rabin, Ruth Direktor, Simon Samama, Samama-Kremnitzer family.