EVOLVE deals with the concept of growth, both from its scientific aspect and from its physical expression in dance. The dancers use physical exertion as a tool for development, their muscles experiencing a constant struggle through which they try to understand each other. As two distinct entities they strive for a state of union of forces in which they can realize, each separately, their power and uniqueness. It's their strive for harmony that motivates them to move and interact in a chaotic world. The work was created during a unique residency at the Weizmann Institute of Science where Shahar Binyamini was the first artist ever invited to create at the Institute.
Shahar Binyamini is a choreographer and performer. He danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 2006-2013. In 2016, Shahar began his international choreographic path when he created FLAT for Frontier Dance Land, Singapore. Since then he has been commissioned by many international dance companies and theaters including: Saarländische Staattheater, Germany; UCLA; Ate9 and Gauthier Dance Company, Germany; Frontier DanceLand, Singapore; Norrdans, Sweden; Festspielhaus St. Polten, Austria; Hanover Ballet, Germany; and Ballet du Rhin, France. In 2013 Shahar established a research group of dancers, scientists and choreographers called TNUDA which is based in Weizmann Institute and explores the connection between science and movement.
Choreography: Shahar Binyamini
Performers: Yotam Baruch, Kornelia Lech
Music: Mica Levi
Costume Design: Shahar Binyamini
Performing Musicians: Shani Bar, Elon Herzl, Naama Tzarfati, Benedict Bindwald
Photos: Ami Yaacobs