Women and men get it on

Choreographer Ronit Ziv, who has infused a deep emotional meaning into her erratic and jagged movements, performs at Tmuna Theater.

ronit ziv 248.88 (photo credit: Courtesy)
ronit ziv 248.88
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Choreographer Ronit Ziv is no stranger to fringe. She is the queen of the Tel Aviv avant-garde dance kingdom. For the past several years, she's been exploring her creativity on stage and film and often performs in many of the local festivals. Her work is quirky, gutsy and never dull. This week she unveils two new pieces, Woman A/Woman B, at the home of the dance underground, Tmuna Theater. A veteran of the stage, Ziv performs alongside an ensemble of skilled dancers. The two pieces are linked by an emotional vibration, something that comes across in all of Ziv's work. Independence, wit and dry humor prevail. In previous works we've seen Ziv charge around a boxing ring declaring, "I want to be sexy." Mud took us into the kitchen where three ladies are chopping vegetables. Ziv, clad in a black cocktail dress and pearls, conquered the spotlight, charmingly telling the audience, "If someone were to see me making this salad, they would fall in love with me." This new evening is a collage of moments, from intimate and warm to chilly and stoic. In Woman A, four dancers explore the concepts of power, control and connection. Woman B revisits the social commentary of Mud. As with all of her work, Ziv has infused a deep emotional meaning into her erratic and jagged movements. Using a score by Ran Bagno, she aims to provoke thought, feeling and chuckles. Her vignettes are complex events - which will please Ziv fans and convert first timers into Ziv enthusiasts. Woman A/Woman B appears at Tmuna Theater on Nov. 27 at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit tmu-na.org.il or call (03) 562-9462.