Gilad Jerusalmy | Kittens&Puppies
Kittens&Puppies is a duet for a female and male dealing with the clash and merge between a wild inner-self and social codes and norms. With physicality learned from animalistic worlds and behaviors imitated by one another, Gilad Jerusalmy and collaborator Shiraz Dagan form a pair of savage domesticated creatures exploring the point in their development at which they learned how they should behave and how they can be. The piece travels through different relationships: siblings, strangers, parent/child, romantic and friendship, all the while soaked in loneliness and intimacy.
Gilad Jerusalmy is an independent dancer and creator for stage and media. He studied at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, “Maslool – Professional Dance Program ” Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Hakvutza – School for Movement and Dance for Adults, Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Gilad dances with Emanuel Gat Dance Company (France) and with Israeli choreographers including Arkadi Zaides, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, Dana Ruttenberg, Rachel Erdos, Olivia Court Mesa, and others. Gilad creates his own work for young companies and dance training programs, teaches floor work technique, and gives movement classes for infants and parents. Among his works for stage are: EARTH (female), a duet for two male conquerors; Separation Pangs, a duet for a child and his mother; Pil-Pilon, a solo for a grown man and his doll; and PENETRATION, a dance film for a man and his viewers.
Created by: Gilad Jerusalmy
Performed by: Shiraz Dagan & Gilad Jerusalmy
Music: “Wolves” // Phosphorescent
Costume design: Veronika Szor
Lighting Design: Nadav Barnea
Rehearsal Director: Noa Shiloh
Kittens&Puppies premiered in 2021 as part of Curtain Up dance festival directed by Dana Ruttenberg and Oded Graf. The piece was developed at Menashe Dance House residency program and received the support of DOCK 11 – Berlin, MASH dance house – Jerusalem, c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group in Jerusalem and La Rotonde – Québec.
Photo: Efrat Mazor
Uri Shafir | No Forest
It would seem that there are no places farther apart or more distinct in their essence than the forest and the theater’s stage. The forest is a place where everything happens- untold, undescribed, disorganized, untidy. In this solo, a dancer wishes to enchant the choreography as if it were a forest, unpredictable, sizzling with life and, full of possibility, rife with hidden, tangled, intertwining paths. Finally, the stage can be a place where it is possible to disappear, to cast doubt, to get lost, as a must to survive in a world in which the mind exhausts its paths.
Uri Shafir is an Israeli dancer, choreographer and a performance artist. Uri is a graduate of the Kibbutz Ga’aton Dance Workshop, Kelim Choreography Center (Israel), and the MA choreography studies in Montpellier France, in the MASTER EXERCE program, at ICI-CCN. Uri has been creating independent works since 2009, and presenting them in different platforms and festivals in Israel and abroad. As a dancer, worked in Ensemble Batsheva Dance Company, and in dance works by Yasmeen Godder, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Dana Ruttenberg, Maya Levy & Anando Mars, Guy Gutman and more. Uri is a Gaga teacher (Ohad Naharin’s movement language), leading classes/workshops around the globe. Uri also leads classes and workshops investigating his working materials and choreographic methods.
Choreography and performance: Uri Shafir
Music: Uri Shafir
Mix: Itzik Gil Avizohar
Light Design:Nadav Barnea
Costume Design: Tal Uriel
Rehearsal Direction: Anat Va’adia, Reut Shaibe
Artistic Guidance: Dana Ruttenberg and Oded Graf
Photo: Yair Meyuhas
The piece premiered as part of Curtain Up 2021 with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport. The piece received support from the Yasmeen Godder Company, the National Lottery Association in collaboration with the Mandel Cultural Center as part of the residency program.
Billy Barry & Gianni Notarnicola | B.O.A.T.S
B.O.A.T.S (based on a true story)” is about a friendship and real events inside of that friendship that both have and haven’t happened yet. The moments that haven’t happened technically have because they take place inside of this work. It’s an opportunity to remember and rediscover while we continue growing together. We visit the absurd moments, the tender, the silly, the intense, and the many other feelings a budding friendship stirs up. It’s about what happens when two souls collide and find the sweet spot of what it means to care, take care of and be cared for.
The piece was premiered as part of “Batsheva Dancers Create” – an annual program by Batsheva Dance Company that provides the company’s dancers with production support in presenting their own original creations, thanks to the support of the Michael Sela Fund for the Cultivation of Young talent at Batsheva.
Billy Barry (New York) and Gianni Notarnicola (Puglia, Italy) are both current members of Batsheva Dance Company. They have separately created many short works of their own but this is their first creation together. “B.O.A.T.S” was created for the 2022 edition of the annual Batsheva Dancers Create evening.
Photo: Ascaf Avraham
Tamir Golan | Oxytocin
Oxytocin is a hormone that is secreted in women and men during orgasm, and is also known as the “love hormone.” It also serves as a neurotransmitter that plays a role in social relationships and may influence the formation of interpersonal trust. Oxytocin acts as an amplifier in the reception of social signals, and thus may also cause feelings of anxiety and aggression.
The thin line between longing and alienation, between calmness and an anxiety attack, laughter and crying. Boundaries, power, empathy, control, frustration, false hopes, dependence, love and hate.
Two who share a similar past wonder as they stand in the middle of the subtle difference between longing and foreignness.
Choreography: Tamir Golan
Dancers: Gil Elgrabli, Tamir Golan
Lighting design: Nathaniel Kafka
Music: Mica Levi
Musical editing: Tamir Golan
Photo: Anne Sylvie Bonnet
Tamir Golan is a graduate of the Alon High School for the Arts, Ramat HaSharon. He served in the IDF as an Outstanding Dancer while studying at the “Maslool Professional Dance Program” directed by Naomi Perlov and Ofir Dagan. His solo, Low Low Limbo, represented the “Maslool” at the SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance as part of an exchange between the two institutions. Tamir currently dances with Avshalom Pollak Dance Theater and makes his own work.
The work has been created in the frame of 1|2|3 Program – Suzanne Dellal Centre, The program was established with the assistance of the Lottery Council for Culture and the Arts.