Missing Faces (LIVE)
In the Covid era, we’ve become accustomed to communicating through digital media based on images of heads and faces with a likeness to ancient busts. Disruptions happen often, separating sound from image, deteriorating our sense of wholeness. Hybrid situations cause time lapses. Within this reality, we ask what is happening to our sense of being and our longing for eternity? How does it affect our relationships and our human communication?
Iris Erez is an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher. Through her work, Iris researches the political and public spheres through the private vibrating body, and looks at their reciprocal influences. As a dancer she worked with choreographers Yasmeen Godder, Inbal Pinto, Anat Danieli, Arkadi Zaides, and Ronit Ziv, among others. She was the curator of the Galilee Mountains Dance Event and the 2015 edition of Machol Shalem Dance Festival in Jerusalem. Iris teaches at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and is a member of the Choreographers Association and Oktet improvisation ensemble. In 2017, she was a guest professor in the dance department of Reed College as part of the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program through the Israel Institute. Iris has won the ministry of culture prize for performing dancer for the year 20001 & 2018. Holds a BA in psychology and arts and a diploma in dance therapy and is the mother of two boys.
Choreography: Iris Erez
Dancers/Co-creators: Michal Arad, Ruth Valensi, Iris Erez
Music: Gai Sherf
Light Design: Noa Elran
Costume Design: Rosie Canaan
Production: Sigal Dahan
Photos: Sigal Dahan, Orly Erez Lahovsky, Naama Tschernich
The digital version of the piece premiered as part of the Machol Shalem Dance Week 2020.