The Toxic Exotic Disappearance Act | HOUSE
Sat 21 & Sun 22 April | 20:30 - 22:05 hrs | Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
(lecture about contemporary dance on the 21st of April at 18.45 hrs / talkshow about Springdance 2012 on 22nd of April at 19.00 hrs)
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Yasmeen Godder, invited by Ohad Naharin to create for Batsheva, takes inspiration for this work from "Flamboya" - a book by photographer and designer Viviane Sassen. Godder created a piece in which screening, hiding, shadowing and disappearance allow the identity to expose, present and stay loyal to itself while creating a world which plays between limitation and fantasy.
The Toxic Exotic Disappearance Act
Sharon Eyal and Gai Bachar created a piece that attempts to create crises of different kinds. The piece is comprised of small families coming together in gentleness and attention.
Yasmeen Godder was born and raised in Jerusalem, and moved to New York with her family in 1984. She graduated from the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City, and received her BA from theTisch School of the Arts at NYU. Since 1999, she has been living in Jaffa, Israel. Her works have regularly been presented at the Suzanne Dellal Dance Center in Tel Aviv, and extensively throughout the world: Lincoln Center Festival in New York, Tokyo International Festival, Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin, the Place Theater in London, Montpellier Dance Festival in France, Kunstenfestdesarts in Brussles, the Sydney Opera House and many more.
Yasmeen is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Bessie Award in New York in 2001, for the presentation of i feel funny today. Her works have been commissioned by DTW, The Kitchen and Dancing in the Streets in New York City, the Lab Theater in Jerusalem, the Curtain Up Festival in Tel-Aviv, and Montpellier Dance Festival, in France, the Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin, CND in Paris, Les Subsistances in Lyon among others. She has twice received the Israeli Ministry of Cultural Affairs Choreographers Award in the years 2001 and 2003, and her company received the Ministry's award for Small Ensemble in dance in 2003 and 2009. In addition, she received the Hasia Levy Agron Choreography Prize, the Rabinovich Foundation, Tel-Aviv Municipality's Rosenblum Prize for Excellent Artist, grants from the Israeli Lottery Council for the Arts, the Teva Foundation, as well as a special scholarship from the Ballet Master Albert Gauvbiers Fund in Denmark.
To date Yasmeen has created eight full evening-length works, Hall (2001), Sudden Birds (2002) Two Playful Pink (2003), Strawberry Cream and Gunpowder (2004), I'm Mean, I Am (2006) commissioned by the Centre Nationale de La Danse (CND) in Paris, and the Hebbel Am Ufer in Berlin, Singular Sensation (2008) commissioned by the Montpellier Dance Festival 08, and LOVE FIRE (2009) which was co-produced with The Hebbel Am uffer,Berlin and Theatre de La Place, Liege, Belgium. In July 2010 she presented a site-specific creation at Opera Estate Festival Veneto at Bassano del Grappa, Italy at the Bolle Nardini-a grappa distillery.The work has been develop into Storm End Come (2011) her latest creation in co-production with the Grand Theatre, Groningen, Netherlands, Culturscapes, Basel, Switzerland and Centro per la Scena Contemporanea , Bassano del Grappa, Italy.
She has created several short works, including Green Fields for the Batsheva Ensemble and UNDER2 a matanicola production, in Berlin, co-produced by Sasha Waltz and Guests. Solo for Eran was commissioned by Kunstfest Weimar GmbH, Weimar, Germany and Karioki Waltzing commissioned by LES SUBSISTANCES - Laboratoire de création artistique, Lyon, France.
In 2007 Yasmeen Godder Studio has been opened in Jaffa, a home for all of her activity and projects, which other than creation and rehearsals include open classes, year-long workshops and collaborations with "Search Engine"- the center for performance and creation, headed by her partner and collaborator Itzik Giuli.
Sharon served as Associate Artistic Director of Batsheva between 2003-2004, and she assumed the role of House Choreographer in 2005. Her creations for Batsheva Dance Company and Batsheva Ensemble include You Got to Live, Pan (2001), Ink (2002), Static (2002), After Love (2003), Love (2003), Quiet Village (2004), Part II (2005), Bertolina (2006), Makarova Kabisa (2008) and Bill (2010). In 2009, Sharon created Killer Pig for Carte Blanche Dance from Norway and in 2011 was commissioned again by Carte Blanche to create Corps de Walk. Another 2011 commission came from Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago, where Sharon premiered Too Beaucoup (May, 2011).
Sharon is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Ministry of Culture Award for young dance creators and the 2009 Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the dance category. In 2008, she was named a Chosen Artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.
Gai Behar was born in 1977. Between 1999-2005 he produced live music and underground artistic events, alongside techno raves. This underground line included a wandering sound system and raves in deserted buildings, basements and parking lots, in which live performances and installations by plastic artists took part. In addition, Guy maintained more established party-lines (Syntechtich, Dark Disco, Night Rox and more) in clubs such as Maxim, Shoken 17, TLV and Deep.
Behar initiated and produced the eclectic Salad line at the Fetish, highlighting VJ’s and video art, presenting international DJ’s as Mike Dread, Steve Bicknell, Daze Maxim, DMX Crew and more.
Behar is the curator and producer of the Man Without a Shirt events that took place twice at the Barzilay club in Tel Aviv, including the surrounding parking lots. The first event was co-curated by Uri Katzenstein, the second included works by Sharon Eyal, Talya Landa, Ori Lichtik and the premiere performance of Bnei Ha-Ma by Ohad Fishof and Yishai Adar.
Bachar plays, together with Ori Lichtik in Anna Frank 14 – a techno-acoustic line-up based mainly on minimalistic rhythms and melodies, and is also part of Repetè alongside Ori Lichtik and musician/sound artist Alex Yunovich.
As of 2005 Guy has been collaborating with Sharon Eyal, co-creating Bertolina (2006), Makarova Kabisa(2008) and Bill, all created for Batsheva Dance Company, and killer pig (2009) created for the Norwegian Carte Blanche, Corps de Walk (2011, also commissioned by Carte Blanche), and Too Beaucoup for Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago (premiered May, 2011).