La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

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LeeSaar The Company
La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

Contemporary Israeli Dance Week

June 8 – June 12, 2011 at 7:30pm


Wednesday – Sunday at 7:30pm
For tickets to Saturday & Sunday performances, please come to the box office.

 

Wednesday June 8 at 7:30pm

Netta Yerushalmy
Arkadi Zaides

 

Thursday June 9 at 7:30pm

YelleB Dance Ensemble
Arkadi Zaides

 

Friday June 10 at 7:30pm

Yossi Berg & Oded Graf
LeeSaar Company
Deganit Shemy

 

Saturday June 11 at 7:30pm

For tickets to this performances, please come to the box office.
Yossi Berg & Oded Graf
Maya Brinner
Idan Cohen
Tomer Sharabi & Maya Stern

Sunday June 12 at 7:30pm

For tickets to this performances, please come to the box office.
Maya Brinner
Idan Cohen
Tomer Sharabi & Maya Stern
YelleB Dance Ensemble

Arkadi Zaides “Quiet”

Arkadi Zaides, photo by Gadi Dagon

“Quiet”, choreographed by ArkadiZaides, arose from a real sense of emergency; in light of the growing violence and mistrust between communities in Israel, constantly subjected to states of shock, which never allow the space needed for reflection, and thus never allow for change.

Performed by both Jewish and Arab performers, all living within the borders of Israel, its creative process was nourished and inspired by all these differences between the participant’s social realities and their artistic backgrounds.

“Arkadi Zaides’ work in progress Quiet was almost unbearably intense. Four men, two Israeli and two Arab, seemed locked in either combat or some kind of brotherly tough love. What looked like praying close to the ground turned into a self-hating rage that another man tried to calm. As disturbing as it was, this piece has potential to be an artistic component of a peace process.”
- Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine


Deganit Shemy “Untitled”

Deganit Shemy

“Untitled” is a work that uses toys and projectors. The toys represent a gateway into an existence that sells dreams, lies and unattainable ideals and stereotypes.

Idan Cohen “My Sweet Little Fur”

Idan Cohen

“My sweet little fur” is a solo presenting a dialogue between a man and the hounds residing in him. The piece arouses questions regarding personal identities and cultural behavior opposite animalistic ones, and provokes images of isolation and solitude that are both personal and social.

LeeSaar “Fame”

LeeSaar The Company

LeeSaar The Company was established in Israel in 2000 by the actress, director and writer Lee Sher and the dancer/choreographer Saar Harari. The company uses the different disciplines and training of theater and dance to create original dance performances. The company members are from Taiwan, South Korea, the United States and Israel.

Maya Brinner “Red Ladies”

Maya Brinner

Three identical women seek individuality in a world dominated by power, precision and competition. The piece loads the dancers with material and monitors their ability to free themselves from it’s forced identity.

Tomer Sharabi & Maya Stern “Dinner”

Tomer Sharabi

In this duo dance, Maya and Tomer create quite an hermetic structure of a couple that goes to feed love, to look for tenderness, affinity and unity, but find themselves as predators and preys, as if they drown in a stormy sea or cling to a rescue board.

Netta Yerushalmy “Devouring Devouring”

Netta Yerushalmy

Netta Yerushalmy presents an excerpt from her new work in progress, Devouring Devouring, a dance that deals with the relationship between the articulation of language and the articulation of the body, with the way choreo-graphy (body-writing) can translate different aspects of language into the dancer’s body.

YelleB “Pericardium”

YelleB, photo by Yin Chu

Choreographed by Ella Ben-Aharon and Edo Ceder, Pericardium (Anatomy: the sack that encompasses the heart) was born out ofthe need to understand the defense mechanisms that create walls: personalwalls, interpersonal walls, cultural, and national – whether they areemotional-communicational or physical.

Yossi Berg and Oded Graf ‘Heroes (Part 2)”

Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, photo by Tamar Tal

An original and stimulating work that address our need for intimacy and communication in an alienated world.Accompanied by David Bowie songs, two men play a game whose rules are set from one moment to the next and in which they endeavor to free themselves from old habits and escape into fantasy.


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