Let’s meet midway, in a place between a club and a theater, between Suzanne Dellal and Florentine, on the tracks. It’ll be rave-like, we will drink alcohol, and let a solo exhibition emerge. Each solo (sometimes a duet that feels like a solo) will take on the difficult task of dealing with various paradoxes forged by the ideology of our culture. Sexuality, fulfillment, fertility, honesty, future – all concepts we experience through the mediation of their contradictory and conflictual manifestations in each of our lives. This is perhaps a theatrical farewell ceremony from the event of the club, and the great pleasure of being “alone together”. At the same time, it’s an attempt to express a communal wish towards an unfamiliar party scene for the individual and his company.
We recommend coming to the whole event. There will be a possibility to enter during the event (you might need to way a little)
Alex Drool who is DJ DROOL and Yiniv Sharon who is DJ DEETROITTT are DJs from the local music and art scene who play in different spaces – bars, clubs, and spaces of art and experimental music. At the Diver 2023 festival they will play a performative set at the Party scene events, and throughout the creative processes they accompanied the artists in musical editing.
This event includes a few works.
Community Center Shlush 19, Entrance from Hamsila Park
Concept and Score Ido Feder
A performative set by the DJs DJ DEETROITTT & DJ DROOL
Lighting design Oded Komemi
A duet for a man and a woman clinging and hanging on each other, using different grips of the skin. The performers approach the research with bare skin, groping with their hands to the other body in search of a gripping point that will allow them to release their body weight. It is a physical and sisyphean practice, driven by a great desire for touch and friction. For some moments the perception of self expands and the boundaries between them dissolves.
Performed by Dor Frank & Noam Ben Israel
Dramaturgy Ari Teperberg, Tal Yahas
Dor Frank Bio
Dor Frank, Born in 1991 in Kibbutz Yiftah in the Upper Galilee. In 2011 graduated the "Maslool" dance training program in Tel Aviv managed by Naomi Perlov and Ofir Dagan. As a dancer, she has collaborated in recent years with various choreographers including Yasmeen Godder, Iris Erez, Mai Zarhi. As a creator, she presented her first work at the Train theater festival in Jerusalem, Habit Theater, (Japan) ACUD, Theater X (Berlin) and more. Alongside Dor is a certified yoga and Contemporary dance teacher. Teaches in various dance training programs throughout the county.
Noam Ben Israel Bio
Noam Ben Israel, born in 1998, grew up in Malkishua,dancing since he can remember himself indoors and outdoors in the field and in the forest.
A graduate of the Vertigo Dancers Training program, he has participated as a creator dancer in the works of many artists such as Vertigo dance company in the work "Birth of the Phoenix '',Sharon Friedman in the works "Haste donde" and "Shape on us" , Dror Liberman and Kazoyo Shionoiri in the work "Log Out" and with Yasmeen Godder Performing the Piece "SOS" . As creator Created the solo "Iron 6" For the program 1|2|3 of suzan dallal And the solo "Kifof"-banding for Clipa theater
The work was developed and supported by Yael- a house for independent dance creators in Jerusalem, as part of the artist residency program at Menashe Dance House under the auspices of M.A. Menashe and the Rotem Association with the support of H-pais Council for Culture and Art.
Moon is the fourth solo work in a series created by Or Ashkenazi where she continues the intimate dialogue between her body and nature while exploring the material and sculptural dimension of the body. For the first time this work is adapted and performed by another artist and serves as a ritual that passes among women - a portrait of a pregnant woman. The stone, created by the artist Moshe Roas for this piece, embodies the essence of pregnancy, capturing the shape and inner weight of the evolving body.
Stone maker Moshe Roas
Dramaturgical consultation Zuki Ringart
Artistic director Tal Yahas, Anat Cederbaum
Sound design Daniella Ljungsberg
Thanks to Alon Lev, Dr. Lee Segev, Meshi Olinki, Ido Feder, Sigal Dahan, Mendel Cultural Center, CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo.
Or Ashkenazi Bio
A dancer, performer, and a choreographer. She graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, from the movement department and the choreography program. As a creator, Or works in the seam between dance and visual arts. She is interested in different forms of presence and in changing resolutions of movement and emotion. Or has Created the trilogy: “And so, I have a relationship with the sun” (2021), Between Heaven and to Earth Festival ” Forest" (2022), Diver Festival “Wood and Copper” (2023), Tel Aviv Museum of Art and “Moon” (2023), Jerusalem Arts Festival. Or has been dancing in the Yasmeen Godder Company since 2019, and collaborates with artists of different disciplines such as Anat Shamgar, Hilla Ben-Ari, Iris Erez, Guy Guttman, Tami Leibovits, Danielle Shoufra, Ari Folman, and others.
I send my head towards the opening of the shirt. The shirt squeezes the vertebrates in my neck, my head threatens the seams of the shirt to tear and the world stops.
Relationships between Body, clothes, and the gaze
The body and the clothes items meet on a regular basis and share mutual manipulations.
Each item has its own movement, its own shape when meeting a body and its own way of preserving the body even in its absence.
The body has a sequence of repetitive movements of dressing and undressing, which are familiar to us from private areas.
Using minimal and simple manipulations, the work seeks to learn more about the gaze.
Does it depend on sex, gender, age? Does being in the context of stage changes it? When does a certain movement or a certain body gain the title of intimate, erotic, sensual, provocative? When
does the image stop being culturally charged and appear in a different way?
Preformd by Gal Levinson
Artistic director Idit Herman
Dramaturgy Sharon Silver Merrett
Music Ziv Barashi, Sufa - Lehakat Heyl Hayam
Work for Kilpa Theater
Gal Levinson Bio
Choreographer and a dancer, born in 1991 in Israel. living and working in between Madrid and Tel Aviv. My professional training is dance. Degree in Dance and Education and Master in performing arts and visual culture in the Reina Sofía Museum, University of Castilla-La Mancha. Lately I expanded my artistic work by working with different artists and studies. Nowadays my practice touches a wider range when always as a starting point or way of exploring, dance and the body are always present. Worked with different artists such as Klipa theater, Hanut theater, Maayan Danoch, Lilach Pnina Livne, Daniel Shufra, Belen Abarza & Nano Bunster, Josefina Gorostiza, and Nir Ben Gal Liat Dror dance company. Presented my work in different festivals and developed them in different residencies programs such as: Choreographic Contest of Madrid ME, MYSELF & I Madrid. Paradillo theater and Conde Duque theater Madrid. Jerusalem Puppet Festival. Intimadance festival Tel Aviv, Espacio DT Madrid, La Térmica Málaga, Noche Scratxe Gaua #16, Vitoria-Gasteiz.
It is a collection of singular things, from which their uniqueness can be severed, and with the aid of various connections one may predict a fragment of detachment and survival. Inside the interior of the room one will ask a question about looking at the world, from within the world: will the "civilized essential" appear? That which is outside, everywhere, and expresses nihilism. A wine bar, a line on a broken phone screen, everything is cut and penetrated, an inaudible music of mercy. A touch of wings.
Performed by Roman Nefeli
Roman Nefeli Bio
Kobi Suissa (born in 1988) is an Israeli artist. He graduated from betzalel Academy in Fine Arts , Jerusalem 2015. He started very early in body investigations in the medium of painting and during his art studies he joined them in sculpture and video. A mixture of various perishable materials such as concrete beehives, rubber chairs and pink marble tombs was created. which are expressed in relation to the body and the sculpting of the body.
In his early works, intuition is to organize, and even to orchestrate and present disturbed rituals. To delve into a real experiment of playing concepts of childish activity and falsifying these various actions are what embody cultural schizophrenia, as a kind of rebellion in the concepts of a process leading to performance. Through this interweaving, the performativity unfolds within it a variety of identities, which will live forever in its state of being. My artistic practice lives from knowing and agreeing to accept norms of change ≈ diversity. Recent works were exhibited at the Tel Aviv Museum and Center for Contemporary Art. Collaborations between sound artists and people.