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As many of us learned in middle and high school, trying to be cool only makes you less so. It’s a painful reality that can be hard to grasp, even years after relinquishing the keys to one’s locker. Those who care about being hip rarely are, and those who are too busy going about their business to notice or worry about such matters often rank highest on the popularity charts.
Noa Shadur would most likely fall into the latter group. She is nonchalant, witty and gutsy, as is her choreography. And the best part is that it seems to come naturally to her. This week she will premiere her newest piece, Calypso, at the Suzanne Dellal Center as part of the Hot Dance Festival.
Shadur has been a staple on the local fringe scene for the past several years.
Since the unveiling of her clever dance film Country Club
, she has choreographed several live pieces, including the fabulous Into the Night
which premiered during the 2010 Curtain Up Festival. She has also
presented work in Europe and the US. Each of her works has a different
feel, be it comedic, satirical or dramatic. Shadur shows a deft hand
playing on the border between dance and performance art, a trend that
has caught on quickly in the last several years among local
Calypso promises to be yet another gem by Shadur. Danced by Osnat
Kellner, Doron Raz-Avraham, Inbar Nemirovsky and Rosalind Noctor, this
piece takes a look at preconceived notions of femininity, fantasy and
glamor. Always mindful of aesthetics, Shadur called on stylist Tanya
Jones to design a distinct look for her four dancers. In addition,
Calypso will surely be music to your ears, with a soundtrack arranged by
Calypso premieres on July 18 at 9 p.m. at the Suzanne Dellal Center. For more information, visit www.suzannedellal.org.il