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Last week, millions of individuals took a moment to consider the X chromosome
during the 100th International Women’s Day. Female artists performed in major
cities around the globe, exhibitions went up and were reviewed by panels of
well-informed, well-educated women.
And though we will have to wait a
full year to officially celebrate the prettier half of our species, this coming
week will present three great opportunities to keep the appreciation
During the coming eight days, the Tmuna Theater in Tel Aviv will
host the works of four up-and-coming choreographers.
women’s week will kick off this evening with a repeat performance of Maya Levi’s
hit piece Net Work. A duet for two dancers on a huge trampoline, Net Work is a
charming and delightful work. Levi and her life partner Hanan Anando Mars began
working on this piece last year during a residency in Germany.
initial creative process, the duo decided to replace themselves with a new cast
and extend the work from 20 to 55 minutes. They premiered the full-length
version of Net Work in November in outdoor spaces around the country. The
gorgeous execution of dancers Noa Paran and Uri Shafir adds wonders to the
insightful and clever choreography of Mars and Levi.
The second event in
Tmuna’s week of dancing women is an evening of works by Iris Erez. Over the past
several years, Erez has made a name for herself first as a noteworthy performer
and subsequently as a gifted choreographer. She began with solos, performing and
creating the work herself. As her confidence grew, she began to create works
using other performers, taking herself out of the staged equation.
her evening, which will take place on Friday night, Erez will present two
pieces: Homesick (pictured on the cover), and Temporary. The former premiered
during the 2010 Curtain Up Festival at the Suzanne Dellal Center. In Homesick,
three dancers search the space and one another for a sense of belonging. Set in
a space that is both alien and familiar to them, the dancers huddle together,
shimmying into each other’s clothing and break apart to find a comfortable
corner. Danced by Asaf Aharonson, Ofir Yudilevich and Tami Leibovich, Homesick
is honest and moving.
Temporary is an older work of Erez’s, originally
shown in 2007 in Italy. In Temporary, Erez invites the audience into the
personal space of a woman who is seeking to understand the notion of time. She
plays with destruction and reconstruction in an attempt to make sense of herself
and her surroundings. This week, for the first time, Maya Weinberg will replace
Erez herself in this powerful solo.
Finally, on Saturday night, Dafi
Eltabeb presents Double Parking, a shared evening with Gali
Kener’s piece Family investigates the bond between family
Danced by three women, Family portrays the union of individuals
to form a cohesive group.
For the past several years, Eltabeb has gained
momentum and recognition in the local dance community. Her piece Airline
received rave reviews during the 2009 Shades of Dance Festival. Later that year,
Eltabeb was selected to participate in the Curtain Up Festival, where she
premiered Under the Carpet. She has hosted several evenings in Tel Aviv since,
inviting other choreographers to share the stage with her.
night, Eltabeb will show her solo From a Second Choice, executed by British
dancer Rosalind Nector. This work has been in Eltabeb’s repertoire for more than
a year and was originally performed by Eltabeb herself. Nector brings softness
to Eltabeb’s hectic and dynamic choreography.For more information or
tickets, visit www.tmu-na.org.il.